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Welcome to the DNA Center API Support Community!

Cisco Employee

Please post any questions you have about using APIs on DNA Center. If you are facing an issue, please provide the following information in your post:

  • DNA Center Version (from About DNA Center menu).
  • Payload/Headers
  • Response Codes

Hi all,

I have an issue with the REST-API interface, the DNA-C returns in HTTP in stead of JSON. I already tried the header with Content-Type:application/json and Accept:application/json.

Authentication/Authorization is ok, I receive a  X-JWT-ACCESS-TOKEN cookie. The return is in HTML in stead of JSON.

DNA-C 1.1.3

Response Status: 200

Response body: success

What am I doing wrong?

Cisco Employee

use the /api/system/v1/auth/token

API instead.  This will return JSON.




I'm wondering how or when we can access the intent api's.

I see that they are listed in the 1.2.x api documentation ( but i only get "No such page" responses when i test them against my DNA Center.

DNA Center version 1.2.2

Cisco Employee

Onboard a DNA Center, APIs are here:


Or Gear icon (top right) --> API Documentation.


We have an DNA Center cluster that I'm running the request against.

to be more specific, I'm trying to run a GET on https://dnac.internaldomain/dna/intent/api/v1/network-health against my DNA Center where dnac.internaldomain is a dns name pointing towards my dna center cluster. This request rewards me with a nice "No such page" from my DNA Center.


The Gear icon --> API Documentation page does not show the intent APIs so I suspect that these APIs is not implemented yet.


The DNA Center I'm testing against is running version 1.2.2

Should the intent APIs be available with the 1.2.2 release or are these scheduled for a later release?

Cisco Employee

1. https://dnac.internaldomain/dna/intent/api/v1/network-health is not a valid URL

2. Even we have the right URL like -, we still need to have the right role to execute this API.


You can try APIs from DNAC platform:


Cisco Employee

you need to have the DNAC Platform package installed for the "intent" API to work.


They are currently in EFT and are installed on the DNAC sandbox.


Should be GA soon.






I try to access the intent API network-health in the DNAC sandbox but only get the following response: 




Is there something I miss?




Cisco Employee

How did you try to access?  Through POSTMAN or via the UI?


Using Postman actually. If I try using the UI it gives me a 403 respond. Btw, what is the format of the startTime or endTime parameters?

Cisco Employee
On the EFT version those are not looked at, they just need to be present as query strings

Does this mean we can't get the network-health API respond on the sandbox yet?

Cisco Employee

Hi Team, I working on DNAC API integration for inventory collection. I need guidance on the “About” API for DNAC. Requirement is to get DNAC version.


Is any API provide the DNAC version?


We are planning to integrate DNAC 1.3 , 1.2.8 , 1.2.10 .


Thank you




We promised our CMDB friends that DNAC would provide a complete Hardware Inventar of the Cisco Equipment, with an easy intent API.... However now playing with the intent API's we get not further as an overview of the Modules and Supervisor..


We should use the command runner to get power supply, Fan, etc. out of the "system", with creating a task, run the task and read the provides File.. 


Is this the easiest way to fill the CMDB with CI's from DNAC?


Thanks for any suggestions!




We are trying to figure out how we can claim an new unclaimed device via API in DNAC With APIC-EM we created a script that automatically provisioned a new unclaimed device without knowing the Serial Number before.

The script collected all the info from the new device and info from a csv file to generate the right config for this switch.


Now we are migrating from APIC-EM to DNAC so we need to create a new script.

I'm currently trying to figure out how to CLAIM a new unclaimed device... 

In documentation I find how to claim a device that has been pre-provisioned, but how can I claim a device that already exists as an unclaimed device in DNAC? To claim a device I need info like a workflowId which I'm not able to find or create.


Any suggestions?


Kind regards,