Data Extraction API, October 2013
A brief summary of how authentication credentials are passed in the HTTP header (whether the request is through a browser or an application), and the format for passing Webtrends credentials.
In a browser, authentication works like this:
In platforms such as Flash, Silverlight, and .NET Winforms, you use application tools and frameworks to assemble the header with the credentials and resubmit the request.
Webtrends can contain a hierarchy of accounts with many profiles and web sites under each account. The hierarchy contains accounts and sub-accounts, and users can be defined at any level in that hierarchy. For example, a user may have been created at the parent level account and certain permissions granted to view particular data within several sub-accounts, or a user login may have been created at the sub-account level (and is thus unaware of sibling sub-accounts). Profiles can be created at any of these locations (at the parent, child or sibling accounts).
The Data Extraction API enables you to log into a parent account and query profiles from any of its sub-accounts, if you have permissions for them.
Only the reports that you have access to via a template are listed. If you need a report that is not listed, add it to one of your available templates.