Update: Oct 2019. Entitlements can be easily searched using the SailPoint IdentityNow PowerShell Module.

Entitlements on IdentityNow Sources can be leveraged for many purposes within IdentityNow. Recently I’ve been looking to automate some Access Profiles that will in-turn have entitlements associated with them.

This post details how to query for Entitlements in IdentityNow using the v3 API and PowerShell.

Prerequisites

You will need to Authenticate to the IdentityNow API. The v3 authentication method is required. I detail the v3 method here. The Headers for the requests detailed in this post use the following variables for the JWT oAuth Token.

My v3token variable is $v3Token so my Authentication Header is then
@{Authorization = “$($v3Token.token_type) $($v3Token.access_token)”; “Content-Type” = “application/json”}

Searching for Entitlements

The Base API URI to search for entitlements is;

https://$($org).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/entitlement/list

You will also need to provide a timestamp and a source for which you want to retrieve entitlements for.

Generating the Timestamp

The timestamp is in Unix format which can be generated in PowerShell like this;

$utime = [int][double]::Parse((Get-Date -UFormat %s))

Getting a list of Sources

I’ve previously described listing IdentityNow Sources in this post and this post. Essentially though you can return a list of all sources by performing a GET request to

https://$($orgName).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/source/list

Obtain the Source ExternalID from the source of your choice that you then wish to return entitlements for.

Entitlement Results

You can limit the number of entitlements returned by using the limit option. The following will return the first 1000 entitlements for a source starting at 0

&start=0&limit=1000

If the source has more than 1000 then you will need to page the results to return the next 1000 results. Continue until you’ve returned all.

&start=1000&limit=1000

Of course you can just not provide a limit and all entitlements will be returned in a single call.

Finding an Entitlement on a Source

Using the power of PowerShell it is quick to find the Entitlement you want if you know some of the information about it. For referencing an Entitlement when creating an Access Profile via the API you will need the Entitlement ID e.g

$myEntitlement = $sourceEntitlements.items | Select-Object | Where-Object {$_.displayName -like "*Sydney*"}
$myEntitlement.id

Summary

Using the IdentityNow API and the v3 endpoints we can retrieve entitlements for a Source and quickly locate the entitlement and the entitlement ID for use during automation of IdentityNow tasks such as Access Profile creation.

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  1. Hi, I am looking for api to import entitlement for a source directly without using API. Please help

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