Logging in to REST API Services Directory

Discussion created by gareth.baker on Feb 10, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2011 by rhorner
Hi all,

I'm trying to access the ArcGIS Server REST API at http://myserver:8399/arcgis/rest/login but am having problems logging in. We're at version 9.3.1 of the Java edition, running on Windows 2003.

I can do the following ok:

1. Log in to ArcGIS manager with arcgismanager account at http://myserver:8099/arcgismanager/main/login.jsf
2. Log in to ArcGIS REST API Admin page with the arcgismanager account at http://myserver:8399/arcgis/rest/admin/login
3. Log in to ArcGIS Server REST API with a generic user account created in ArcGIS Manager under Security > Users

The problem is that when I log in as the generic user I can only see services listed that have been explicitly secured and made available to that user (as you would expect). I had assumed that I should be able to log in to the REST API with the same administrator account that I log into manager or REST API Admin with and see ALL the services but the log in page keeps throwing up an invalid username/password message.

I have a separate instance of ArcGIS Server installed for which security hasn't been enabled and I can log into the REST API page using the admin account and can see everything.  Am I right in thinking that once security is enabled the only users who can access the REST API services directory are ones who've been set up in manager?

I'm slightly confused by the fact I can log into the REST API Admin page but not the REST API itself using the same account details.

Thanks in advance for any help received.