Fetching a list of tasks started after the specified date

  1. Authenticate to the cloud platform via the Python shell.

    The following variables should be available now:

    >>> base_url  # the base URL of the API
    'https://eu2-cloud.acronis.com/api/task_manager/v2'
    >>> auth  # the 'Authorization' header value with the access token
    {'Authorization': 'Bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6ImMwMD...'}
    
  2. Define a variable named filters, and then assign an object with the startedAt key containing the greater-than operator with a date in the RFC3339 format to this variable:

    >>> filters = {
    ...     'startedAt': 'gt(2020-04-22T11:00:00Z)'
    ... }
    

    Note

    • You can specify a date in one of the following formats: RFC3339, RFC1123, RFC850, ANSI, UnixTimestamp (integer), UnixTimestampNano (integer + “ns” postfix).

    • For the list of available comparison operators, refer to the API reference.

  3. Send a GET request to the /tasks endpoint:

    >>> response = requests.get(f'{base_url}/tasks', headers=auth, params=filters)
    
  4. Check the status code of the response:

    >>> response.status_code
    200
    

    The 200 code means that the request was successful.

    A different code means that an error has occurred. For the details, refer to “Status and error codes”.

    Also, the response body contains the items array of task objects formatted as a JSON text. When converted to an object, it will look as follows:

    >>> pprint.pprint(response.json())
    {'items': [{'cancelRequested': False,
            'cancellable': True,
            'startedAt': '2020-04-22T11:34:03.290396913Z',
            'completedAt': '2020-04-22T11:34:03.290396913Z',
            'context': {'IsProcessRoot': True,
                            'Persistent': {'AgentType': 'agent',
                                    'ID': 'f7358a00-8469-45ae-a0c3-22952e9ed12f',
                                    'Name': 'DESKTOP-GFT9S1R',
                                    'OwnerID': '1496265'},
                            'Specific': 'Business',
                            'UserName': 'DESKTOP-GFT9S1R\\AMS User',
                            'isLegacy': True,
                            'title': "Adding agent 'DESKTOP-GFT9S1R' to the "
                                    'management server'},
            'enqueuedAt': '2020-04-22T11:34:03.290396913Z',
            'id': 944455285181775872,
            'idString': '944455285181775872',
            'issuer': {'clusterId': '', 'id': ''},
            'priority': 'normal',
            'queue': 'legacySync',
            'result': {'code': 'ok',
                    'payload': 'MachineManagement::AddAgentResponse'},
            'startedByUser': 'DESKTOP-GFT9S1R\\AMS User',
            'state': 'completed',
            'tenant': {'id': '1496265',
                    'locator': '/1/1496262/1496265/',
                    'name': 'johndoe@mysite.com'},
            'type': 'A59E8BF2-39C3-42C4-B667-CB672381A214',
            'updatedAt': '2020-04-22T11:34:03.294683447Z',
            'uuid': '38045860-8901-426e-b51f-fc6d24d1cbe0'}]}