Cloudera Navigator APIs

Cloudera Navigator exposes REST APIs on the host running the Navigator Metadata Server role instance. In-house, third-party, and other developers can use the APIs to provide functionality not currently available through the Cloudera Navigator console or to customize behavior.

The APIs are used by the Cloudera Navigator console at runtime as users interact with the system. The Cloudera Navigator console has a debug mode that captures API calls and responses to a file that can then be downloaded and analyzed, not only for development projects but also for troubleshooting. Several examples of direct use of the APIs are included in this section.