There are two APIs used in ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express: the Authentication API and the Management API. In general you’ll use the Authentication API to get access tokens and use the Management API to manage objects in the system using the access token from the Authentication API.

Authentication API

The authentication API allows you to obtain access tokens, id tokens and refresh tokens. These tokens can be used to perform CRUD operations on entities in the Management API.

Management API

Allows you to manage users and other objects in the system. To access the management API, use the authentication API to get an access token. You can then include that access token for your calls to the management API.

ForgeRock uses Postman to host the API definitions that allow you to run API calls locally in the Postman client. To learn more, review our section on using Postman with ForgeRock APIs.

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