Managing SailPoint IdentityNow Applications via API with PowerShell

Update: Oct 2019. Managing IdentityNow Applications is now easier using the SailPoint IdentityNow PowerShell Module.

The SailPoint IdentityNow Request Center comes pre-populated with 130 Applications (as shown below) that by default are visible to users in the Dashboard and can be requested via the Request Center. Whilst this is great the majority are not often applicable and you need to configure each individual application to remove visibility and requestablity. You could of course ask your IdentityNow Support representative to do this for you, or you could manage it yourself. Lets go with option B and I’ll show you how.

Application List.PNG

To disable visibility of an Application, and to also remove it from being requested through the Request Center there are two options that need to be toggled off. Enabled For Users, and Visible in the Request Center. 

Application Settings 1.PNG

Say you want to remove all from being visible and requestable. You will need to open each app, toggle the slider and the radio button and select save. That’s a minimum of 4 mouse clicks and some mouse scrolling x 130, or do it via the IdentityNow API in < 60 seconds. Option B please.

Retrieving Applications

The URI to return all IdentityNow Applications is


Before you can call that URI you will need to be authenticated to IdentityNow. Follow this post and make sure you have the headers in the WebSession configured with the Bearer Access Token.

Then using PowerShell you can return all Applications with;

$appList = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $appListURI -Method Get -WebSession $IDN

If you want to find a single app, find it by name using Select-Object | Where-Object

$myApp = $appList | Select-Object | Where-Object {$ -eq "New York Times"}

The Application PowerShell Object for the New York Times looks like;

id : 24184
appId : 11
serviceId : 32896
serviceAppId : 24184
name : New York Times
description : American daily newspaper
appCenterEnabled : False
provisionRequestEnabled : False
controlType : PERSONAL
mobile : True
privateApp : False
scriptName : C:1-new-york-times
status : ACTIVE
icon :
health : @{status=HEALTHY; lastChanged=1539766560496; since=0; healthy=True}
enableSso : True
ssoMethod : PASSWORD
hasLinks : True
hasAutomations : True
primaryLink :
primaryMobileLink :
stepUpAuthData :
stepUpAuthType : NONE
usageAnalytics : False
usageCertRequired : False
usageCertText :
launchpadEnabled : False
passwordManaged : False
owner :
dateCreated : 1522393052000
lastUpdated : 1539766536000
defaultAccessProfile :
service : New York Times
selectedSsoMethod : PASSWORD
supportedSsoMethods : 2
authenticationCookie : []
directoryPassword_supported : false
none_supported : true
passwordReplay_supported : true
proxy_supported : false
saml_supported : false
wsfed_supported : false
accountServiceId : -1
launcherCount : 0
accountServiceName :
accountServiceExternalId :
accountServiceMatchAllAccounts : True
externalId :
passwordServiceId : -1

Removing Applications from User Visibility

Let’s remove all Applications from user visibility (and the Dashboard). The process is simply to retrieve all Applications, then update each one to toggle off the options for visibility. The following script does just that.

After updating each app the Request Center is empty. Much quicker than hundreds of mouse clicks.

Request Center Empty.PNG


With the ability to retrieve Applications and update them via the API repetitive configuration becomes super quick.