REpresentational State Transfer is a client-server architecture. BigFix provides you with:

  • The REST API server part, available on the BigFix server, that manipulates the objects stored in the BigFix database.
  • A lightweight command-line tool named IEM Command-Line Interface (CLI), that you can use as a REST client to initiate requests towards the REST API server.

You can choose to use your preferred REST Client, in place of the IEM CLI, to issue methods and interact with the BigFix REST server through HTML calls.