OpenAPI Definitions

OpenWiFi 2.0 SDK

Where is the OpenAPI?

This uses OpenAPI definition 3.0 and can be found here. All endpoints begin with /api/v1.

API Flow

API endpoints are secured with bearer-token authentication using end-point /oauth2. Once you obtain access-token, you will need to pass it in the headers under Authorization: Bearer <place your token here>.

Basic Entities

The API revolves around devices, commands, and default_configurations. To retrieve a list of devices to know what is available and then use the endpoint device to access all device specific information. To retrieve commands and default_configurations follow those endpoints. Most operations rely on the serialNumber of a device. That serialNumber is unique and generated on the device. Serial Number matches the device's MAC address.

  • devices: The list of all devices in the system. This maybe very large, pagination is recommended.

  • commands: The list of commands issued by the system. This list could also be large.

  • default_configurations: A list of default configurations used to supply existing devices.


A device is a physical (or potentially logical) entity using the ucentral protocol. Currently, APs and Switches are the only devices used. A device has several attributes. Additionally, other collections are supported for each device:

  • logs: Specific for a device. Logs originate from the device or associated with the device by some mechanism.

  • healthchecks: Reports from the device coming periodically after device self tests.

  • statistics: Periodically produced by the devices and document actual state data from each device.

  • capabilities: This details the actual data model supported by the device.

The device entry point is also used to query about the status of the device and used to inject certain commands for a specific device. Commands supported for each device:

  • reboot: This will force the device to reboot.

  • configure: Configure sends a new configuration to a device.

  • factory: Forces the device to perform a factory-reset.

  • upgrade: Forces the device to do a firmware upgrade.

  • leds: Ask the device to flash its LEDs or turn them on or off.

  • trace: Performs a remove LAN trace. Once the trace is completed, the produced file may be removed using the file endpoint.

  • command: Performs a proprietary command. The meaning depends on the device.

  • request: Request an immediate message of type state or healthcheck.

The file end point is used to retrieve and remove files produced by the Gateway. Currently this is limited to the results of a trace command. The file name will always match the uuid of the command that produced it. If several files are needed, the files will be named uuid, uuid.1, uuid.2, etc.


All dates should use the format defined in RFC3339. All times are UTC based. Here is an example:


Command when parameter

Most commands use a when parameter to suggest to the device when to perform the command. This is a suggestion only. The device may decide to perform the command when it is optimal for itself. It maybe busy doing something and decline to do a reboot for several minutes for example. The device may reply with the actual when it will perform the command.

Configuration UUID

The gateway manages the configuration UUID. So if you set a UUID for a configuration, it will be ignored. The gateway uses UUID as versioning. The UUID is unique within a single device. The resulting UUID or a configuration change is returned as part of the configure command.

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