We have seen a growing demand and usage of RESTCONF including its use with ConfD which can automatically render a northbound RESTCONF API from the YANG data models. As with any innovation new opportunities arise as customers use features to increase programmability and to meet the demands imposed by new standards and business line requirements in the network.
ConfD’s RESTCONF implementation incorporates new features to support a key part of RESTCONF – token authentication. Gaining popularity as an alternative to using username/password authentication, RESTCONF Token Authentication was added to ConfD Premium starting with version 6.6.
Download this application note to learn what RESTCONF token authentication is, how it works, and how to use this feature.