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IP Fabric supports discovery of network devices via a dedicated Vendors’ APIs.

They are frequently complementary to CLI based discovery process for the established networking vendors, but completely essential for SD-WAN or cloud vendors.

This section describes per-API specific settings for supported APIs.

For each Vendor API, additional system settings can be applied.

Multi-Factor Authentication

When configuring login credentials for Vendor API, please note that IP Fabric does not support multi-factor authentication (MFA). Please use a user account without MFA enabled (you may have option to generate “application access token”).

Slug and Comment

Every instance of vendor API configuration have two additional fields (example shows screenshot of AWS configuration)


Slug has to be unique and not empty. It is included in logs and other places to distinguish among potentially multiple API instances (think about it as loginIP for API). We recommend using short and descriptive values, such as aws-us, aws-jp etc.


Slug has many meanings, but in the computer world, it became a name for the unique identifying part of a web address, typically at the end of the URL. See MDN for more information.


Optional free text field for you to capture additional information about the API instance.

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System Proxy

System proxy is by default used for communication from IP Fabric to the Internet e.g. IP Fabric and system updates.

Some Vendor API controllers might be located on the Internet or other parts of the network and sending traffic through the System proxy might be required.

This setting can be enabled/disabled per Vendor API.

Reject Unauthorized Certificates

Due to security reasons, accepting unauthorized certificates might be undesired.

This setting can be enabled/disabled per Vendor API.

proxy_and_certificates settings