You can enable or disable a web service for the cluster or a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), display the settings for web services, and control whether users of a role can access a web service.
You can manage web services for the cluster or an SVM in the following ways:
For a user to access a web service, all of the following conditions must be met:
For instance, a web service might prompt for a user name and password. The user's response must match a valid account.
Authentication only succeeds for users with the correct access method for the given web service. For the Data ONTAP API web service (ontapi), users must have the ontapi access method. For all other web services, users must have the http access method.
If a firewall is enabled, the firewall policy for the LIF to be used for web services must be set up to allow HTTP or HTTPS.
If you use HTTPS for web service access, SSL for the cluster or SVM that offers the web service must also be enabled, and you must provide a digital certificate for the cluster or SVM.