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ashish_solanki's avatar
Nov 24, 2020

Accessing F5 via Postman

Hi All,


I am trying to access my production F5 device via Postman. When sending a GET request "https://<URL>" getting 200 OK however when I'm trying to get pool details by sending GET request to "https://<URL>/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool" getting "401 F5 Authorization Required"


Need guidance to resolve the issue.


Thanks in advance.

3 Replies

  • My understanding is that you have to authenticate to the BIG-IP system as an admin (or other user authorized to make API calls) before you can issue configuration commands. (Similarly to the way you have to log into the BIG-IP system in order to configure it.) There is a lab on F5 CloudDocs that has some examples of using Postman with BIG-IP, including how to authenticate. Hopefully that will give you what you need to get going.

    • ashish_solanki's avatar
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      Hi Crodriguez,


      Thanks for your reply, it worked in my LAB environment.

      Can you help me, how to create Virtual server, pool and node via POSTMAN

  • BIG-IP programmability is a big topic, for which F5 provides a lot of training, much of which is free. For example, the link I sent you is part of a larger training course on BIG-IP programmability. You can access the base training contents here:


    If you haven't already done so, I suggest exploring the training pieces first to obtain a better understanding of the system's API and associated workflows before embarking on an actual configuration.