Project Concept

Using the REST API, you can leverage the full power of the ThingWorx Foundation server with simple HTTP requests.

The REST API can be explored by a command line tool such as curl, a browser plugin like Postman, or any preferred programming language.

Project Info

Type Informational
Level Getting Started
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published October 16, 2018
Author Brandon Gnesda

You'll learn how to

    • Components of the REST API syntax for communicating with ThingWorx
    • How to use HTTP Request/Response methods
    • Authentication methods
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Things used in this project


This guide may be completed within any environment where you have access to the ThingWorx Foundation server.

This includes both the 30-day hosted evaluation server, as well as the 120-day downloadable trial.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: URL Syntax
  • Step 2: HTTP Methods
  • Step 3: HTTP Headers
  • Step 4: Authentication Methods
  • Step 5: Next Steps