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How can I authenticate to the REST API, pass the query, and close the session (in one fell swoop)?

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How set several request in one input ?

I must first authenticate to the REST API, then pass the query, and at end close the session


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Yes, those are three separate steps, but I believe that you can combine them a bit. For example, this curl command should run authenticate and run a search, without creating a session.

curl -u admin:changeme -k https://localhost:8089/services/search/jobs -d search="search *"

This comes from the REST API tutorials:
The difficulty is that this command returns a search job id, not the actual search results. You need to make a second call (shown in the tutorial) to actually retrieve the results.

If you use one the of SDKS (eg. Python or Java), you will see that they provide a "one shot" search as part of the SDK, which does do what you want. But I don't know how to do this with a single call to the REST API.

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