Accessing SailPoint IdentityNow Certification Campaigns using PowerShell

This is the first post in a series covering SailPoint IdentityNow Certifications. Specifically listing and returning campaigns, creating campaigns and accessing campaign reports. This post will show Listing Active and Completed Campaigns, Searching for a specific Campaign and returning the full details for a Campaign.

The IdentityNow v1 API’s and v2 API’s don’t expose endpoints for IdentityNow Certification Campaigns so access will be via the non-public/versioned Certification API’s.  In order to access these API’s you will need to be appropriately authenticated. This post here details getting up to speed with that and is a prerequisite for performing the campaign functions I detail in this post.

Retrieving Certification Campaigns

Now that you’re authorized to IdentityNow we can look to retrieve Certification Campaigns. This can be achieved by calling the /campaign/list API.

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

Using PowerShell all Active Certification Campaigns can be returned by making the following API call and configuration. Note the Content-Type is removed as if you specify a Content-Type the API will error.

To retrieve Completed campaigns change $completedOnly = $false to $completedOnly = $true
# List Campaign Base URI
$GetCampaignBaseURI = "https://$($orgName).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/campaign/list"
$IDN.Headers.Remove("Content-Type")
$utime = [int][double]::Parse((Get-Date -UFormat %s))
$completedOnly = $false
$campaigns = 100
# Get Active Campaigns
$existingCampaigns=Invoke-RestMethod-method Get -uri "$($GetCampaignBaseURI)?_dc=$($utime)&completedOnly=$($completedOnly)&start=0&limit=$($campaigns)"-WebSession $IDN

Iterating through each result and outputting a summary to the console is then possible as shown below.

List Active SailPoint IdentityNow Campaigns
List Active SailPoint IdentityNow Campaigns

To retrieve an individual Campaign you need to know the ID of the Campaign. You can then retrieve it directly using the campaign/getCertifications API  e.g.

https://$($orgName).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/campaign/getCertifications?_dc=1542094205212&campaignId=2c9180856708ae38016709f4812345c3
Doing that via PowerShell looks like this
$IDN.Headers.Remove("Content-Type")
$utime = [int][double]::Parse((Get-Date -UFormat %s))
$campaignID = "2c9180856708ae38016709f4812345c3"
$Certs=Invoke-RestMethod-method get -Uri "https://$($orgName).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/campaign/getCertifications?_dc=$($utime)&campaignId=$($campaignID)"-websession $IDN
$Certs.items

Searching for Certifications

The new Search Beta does not extend to Certifications. Retrieving a Certification Campaign via the Campaign ID is fine, if you know it (which you won’t).  So here is my workaround for this. Retrieve all Campaigns (Active OR Completed) as detailed above using PowerShell and then use the power of PowerShell (Where-Object) to search and find the Campaign you want.

$completedOnly = $true
$existingCampaigns = Invoke-RestMethod -method Get -uri "$($GetCampaignBaseURI)?_dc=$($utime)&completedOnly=$($completedOnly)&start=0&limit=$($campaigns)" -WebSession $IDN
$myCampaign = $existingCampaigns.items | Select-Object | Where-Object {$_.name -like "*Dec 2018 Campaign*"}

Searching and returning campaigns and then retrieving the full details for a campaign therefore looks like this in PowerShell.

$myCampaignFull=Invoke-RestMethod-method get -Uri "https://$($orgName).api.identitynow.com/cc/api/campaign/getCertifications?_dc=$($utime)&campaignId=$($myCampaign.id)"-websession $IDN
$myCampaignFull.items
Search SailPoint IdentityNow Campaigns and Retrieve Full Campaign
Search SailPoint IdentityNow Campaigns and Retrieve Full Campaign

Summary

Using PowerShell we can get a list of all Completed and Active Certification Campaigns. We can then find the campaign we are looking for information on and retrieve all its details. In the upcoming posts I’ll show how to create a Certification Campaign and also how to retrieve Reports from completed campaigns.