Tutorial on how to get domains from HP ALM using REST API. Includes the browser method, VB and C# functions to get domains. Learn more @aneejian

Tutorial on how to get domains from HP ALM using REST API. Includes the browser method, VB and C# functions to get domains

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Web Browser Method

  1. Open your favorite browser.
  2. Enter HP ALM REST API url: http://youralmserver:port/qcbin/api/authentication/sign-in
  3. Enter you ALM User Name and Password in the prompt that you get on navigating to the above url.
  4. Once successful authentication has occurred you will get a blank page.
  5. Now enter the url to get domains in the same browser window: http://youralmserver:port/qcbin/api/domains
  6. Once you enter this url and press enter you will get domain list you have access to in xml format.
  • For ALM Versions prior to 12.53
    In urls, replace api with rest
    e.g. http://youralmserver:port/qcbin/rest/domains

    Refer HP ALM REST API - Authentication for details on how to sign-in in older versions of ALM.

    Sample Output

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?> 
     <Domain Name="Domain1" /> 
     <Domain Name="Domain2" /> 
     <Domain Name="Domain3" /> 
     <Domain Name="Domain4" /> 
     <Domain Name="Domain5" /> 

    Code Method

    Inputs Required
    Prameter Example / Comments
    HP ALM Base URL http://youralmurl:port/qcbin
    Authentication CookieContainer

    Pass the authentication cookiecontainer obtained while you authenticated.

    Refer HP ALM REST API - Authentication for details.


    VB Code to get ALM Domains

    Private Function GetDomains(almBaseUrl As String, authenticationCookieContainer As CookieContainer) As IEnumerable(Of String)
     Dim domainList = New List(Of String)()
     Dim domainRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(almBaseUrl + "/api/domains"), HttpWebRequest)
     domainRequest.CookieContainer = authenticationCookieContainer
     Dim domainResponse = domainRequest.GetResponse()
     Dim domainResponseStream = domainResponse.GetResponseStream()
     If domainResponseStream Is Nothing Then
      Return domainList
     End If
     Using responseReader = New StreamReader(domainResponseStream)
      Dim responseString = responseReader.ReadToEnd()
      Dim responseXml = XElement.Parse(responseString)
      Dim domainQuery = From domain In responseXml.Elements() Select New With {.domainName = domain.Attribute("Name").Value}
      domainList.AddRange(domainQuery.[Select](Function(domain) domain.domainName))
     End Using
     Return domainList
    End Function


    Dim almDomains = GetDomains("http://youralmurl:port/qcbin", AuthenticationCookieContainer)
    Console.WriteLine(almDomains.Aggregate(Function(a, b) a + vbLf + b))

    C# Code to get ALM Domains

    private static IEnumerable GetDomains(string almBaseUrl, CookieContainer authenticationCookieContainer)
     var domainList = new List();
     var domainRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(almBaseUrl + "/api/domains");
     domainRequest.CookieContainer = authenticationCookieContainer;
     var domainResponse = domainRequest.GetResponse();
     var domainResponseStream = domainResponse.GetResponseStream();
     if (domainResponseStream == null) return domainList;
     using (var responseReader = new StreamReader(domainResponseStream))
      var responseString = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
      var responseXml = XElement.Parse(responseString);
      var domainQuery = from domain in responseXml.Elements()
            select new { domainName = domain.Attribute("Name").Value };
      domainList.AddRange(domainQuery.Select(domain => domain.domainName));
     return domainList;


    var almDomains = GetDomains("http://youralmurl:port/qcbin", authenticationCookieContainer);
    Console.WriteLine(almDomains.Aggregate((a, b) => a + "\n" + b));

  • For ALM Versions prior to 12.53
    In the code replace /api/domains with /rest/domains

    Sample Output




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