CyberArk Rest API's installation Beginners Guide

What Is Privileged Access Management (PAM)

Organizations implement privileged access management (PAM) to protect against the threats posed by credential theft and privilege misuse. PAM refers to a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy – comprising people, processes, and technology – to control, monitor, secure, and audit all human and non-human privileged identities and activities across an enterprise IT environment.

Sometimes referred to as privileged identity management (PIM) or privileged access security (PAS), PAM is grounded in the principle of least privilege, wherein users only receive the minimum levels of access required to perform their job functions. The principle of least privilege is widely considered to be a cybersecurity best practice and is a fundamental step in protecting privileged access to high-value data and assets. By enforcing the principle of least privilege, organizations can reduce the attack surface and mitigate the risk from malicious insiders or external cyber attacks that can lead to costly data breaches.


CyberArk’s Privileged Access Manager is a full life-cycle solution for managing the most privileged accounts and SSH Keys in the enterprise. It enables organizations to secure, provision, manage, control, and monitor all activities associated with all types of privileged identities, such as:

  • Administrator on a Windows server
  • Root on a UNIX server
  • Cisco Enable on a Cisco device
  • Embedded passwords found in applications and scripts

Does CyberArk pam support rest API?

CyberArk started supporting API versioning from Privileged Access Security v10.6.

By default, all called REST APIs are the latest version. You can manually change the version of the selected API by specifying the version to implement in the URL.


REST API Overview

REST APIs can provide end-to-end automation for key Privileged Access Management tasks, saving time and simplifying workloads for CyberArk Core PAS users. This repository of downloadable REST API example scripts shows users how to automate key processes across their Core PAS implementation, including securing privileged accounts, accessing data in CyberArk safes, responding to security events detected by Privileged Threat Analytics, and managing user accounts.

Use REST APIs to create, list, modify and delete entities in PAM – Self-Hosted from within programs and scripts.

You can automate tasks that are usually performed manually using the UI, and incorporate them into system and account-provisioning scripts.

REST APIs are part of the PVWA installation and can be used immediately without any additional configuration. Make sure your CyberArk license enables you to use the CyberArk PAM – Self-Hosted SDK.

CyberArk REST APIs are the most stable and predictable. If a change is needed in one of the APIs that causes the API to break, we will either create an alternate API or communicate the change in advance. Changes that break APIs are rare.

Changes that are considered to break an API:

  • Changing the URL
  • Changing a parameter name
  • Adding mandatory parameters
  • Removing parameters

Changes that are not considered to break an API:

  • Adding optional parameters in the request
  • Returning additional values in the response
  • Changes due to security issues


How to add this EPV-API-Scripts module in PowerShell modules

This can be achieved in two ways.

How to setup psPAS module in PowerShell modules

  • Login to the server where you want to install it.
  • Open PowerShell as administrator.
  • Execute the below commands step-wise step

psPAS module can be installed or set up in two ways.

Option 1: Install from PowerShell Gallery

This is the easiest and most popular way to install the module.

  1. Open a PowerShell prompt
  2. Execute the following command:
Install-Module -Name psPAS -Scope CurrentUser

Option 2: Manual Install

You can refer to this post to learn more about the Installation of psPAS: PowerShell Module

How to Use REST APIs for CyberArk CorePAS

How to Use REST APIs for CyberArk CorePAS

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