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CDP Administration



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This section provides an overview of the CipherTrust Manager interfaces that can be used for CDP related operations.


Use the REST interface from the API playground or through any REST client such as curl. The REST interface acquires an authorization token internally and uses it for making API calls.

Acquiring an Authorization Token

To acquire a token:

  1. Open the CipherTrust Manager URL in a browser.

  2. Click the API & CLI Documentation link. The API playground is displayed.

  3. At the top right, click Authenticate.

  4. Enter username and password.

  5. Click POST.

    This acquires an API token and prefills it in the playground examples. The token expires in 300 seconds (5 minutes). When it expires, use this tool again to acquire a new token.

    On successful token generation, the remaining token expiry time in seconds is displayed. Response similar to the following is displayed:

    200 : POST : https://<CipherTrust Manager IP>/api/<version>/auth/tokens/

    Two new buttons, Clear Credentials and Re Authenticate, are also displayed at the top right.

  6. Expand data:Object to view the token. Details similar to the following are displayed:


    The APIs would now use this token.

Using the Token

The authorization token acquired above is used in examples in the API playground. The token expires in 5 minutes; if expired, generate a new token, as described in Acquiring an Authorization Token.

Making an API Call

To make an API call, find the API in the left pane and click it. In the right pane, specify the required parameters, and click an appropriate button (for example, POST, GET, DELETE, or Curl). For example, to list the databases added for migration on CipherTrust Manager:

  1. In the left pane of the API playground, click CDP.

  2. Under Database/v1/protectdb/databases, click Add.

  3. In the body field, specify required parameters with their values, as shown below.

        "database_type" :"Oracle",
        "name" :"alias2",
        "connection_Protocol" :"tcp",
        "database_user" :"test",
        "database_password" :"asdftest",
        "meta_password" : "asdftest",

    Expand schema under the body field for names and types of fields. Hover your mouse over each field to view its description. The parameter names and casing in the body field must match with those shown in the schema. Also, ensure that parameters and their values are specified in double quotes.

  4. Click POST.

Alternatively, to get an equivalent curl command, click the Curl button. The curl equivalent will be shown in the text field below. Use the curl tool to run the command to make the REST API call.

Similarly, all API calls can be made by referring to the schema shown in the playground.


Use the CipherTrust Manager's GUI to perform CDP management functions, such as database connection, user mapping, add table, and encryption configuration. These functions can also be performed using the REST APIs.

To use the GUI:

  1. Open the CipherTrust Manager URL in a browser.

  2. Enter Username and Password.

  3. Click Log In. By default, the Products page is displayed.

  4. Click Database Protection to open the application. The Databases page is displayed on the right.

CDP Home - Databases page

Use the Databases page to view details of existing database connections or set up new connections, view/add/delete/modify database tables, user mappings, and configure/modify column level encryption properties.