Use REST API call to retrieve connections displayed on Network Activity view

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Customer find the connection details are useful but there is not way to obtain the full list from the WebUI.

  • Use the following script to obtain the full connection list and their full details.

_TOKEN_=`curl -ks -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"password": {"username": "admin", "password": "admin"}}' "https://$_controllerIP_:$_controllerPORT_/v1/auth" | jq -r '.token.token'`
#echo $_TOKEN_
_CONVERSATIONS_=$(curl -ks -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "X-Auth-Token: $_TOKEN_" "https://$_controllerIP_:$_controllerPORT_/v1/conversation")
#echo full conversations
#echo $_CONVERSATIONS_ | jq -c .
_CONVERSATION_LEN_=$(echo $_CONVERSATIONS_ | jq '.conversations | length')
for i in `seq 0 $((( _CONVERSATION_LEN_-1 )))`; do
_CTRL_FROMid_=`echo $_CONVERSATIONS_ | jq -r --arg index "$i" '.conversations[$index|tonumber].from'`
_CTRL_TOid_=`echo $_CONVERSATIONS_ | jq -r --arg index "$i" '.conversations[$index|tonumber].to'`
echo conversation detail from = $_CTRL_FROMid_, to = $_CTRL_TOid_\n
curl -ks -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "X-Auth-Token: $_TOKEN_""https://$_controllerIP_:$_controllerPORT_/v1/conversation/$_CTRL_FROMid_/$_CTRL_TOid_" >> details.txt

Update the controller variables, username, and password for the cluster. 

_CONVERSATIONS_ return the full list of conversations; below is an example of one conversation.  The from and to either references workload IDs or hosts.

"applications": [],
"bytes": 0,
"event_type": [],
"from": "961e4b06c54e7fda419f624ab81577ad5306aec687ba5cea92c35a7d2f1028c4",
"policy_action": "allow",
"ports": [
"protocols": [
"sessions": 1,
"severity": "",
"to": "6d8475a224f37ef38aeb961d65401fbf6d370319a5e3072f50987a10f964a662"

For each conversation, the for loop will pull the details. You can probably cross reference workloadID to the /v1/workload/:id and  filter conversation parameters to reduce the number of details calls.


Using the REST API, the first call is still "GET /v1/workload", the second call is "GET /v1/conversation/:from/:to", for example,
GET /v1/conversation/fd0ed65ecc265826f2ec580012ca5d8b4e1c92e1351ccb2939035ba6431fdbc2/external
where fd0ed6... is the container ID. This API will give back all external IPs, (only one in the following example).
    "conversation": {
        "applications": [
        "bytes": 2355914,
        "entries": [
                "Server": "",
                "application": "HTTP",
                "bytes": 2355914,
                "client_ip": "",
                "last_seen_at": "2021-06-15T02:04:51Z",
                "mapped_port": "tcp/8068",
                "policy_action": "allow",
                "policy_id": 10012,
                "port": "tcp/8068",
                "server_ip": "",
                "sessions": 228,
                "severity": "",
                "threat_name": "",
                "xff": false
        "event_type": [],
        "from": {
            "author": "",
            "cap_change_mode": true,
            "cap_quarantine": true,
            "cap_sniff": true,
            "children": [],
            "display_name": "prometheus-deployment-5f75d96555-wz2qg",
            "domain": "default",
            "host_id": "k43:FPWZ:IWZG:HI45:YV2S:RPGB:AP76:ENQ3:MPUR:YGDO:JEQL:PQQE:IG2F",
            "host_name": "k43",
            "id": "fd0ed65ecc265826f2ec580012ca5d8b4e1c92e1351ccb2939035ba6431fdbc2",
            "image": "",
            "image_id": "80d28bedfe5dec59da9ebf8e6260224ac9008ab5c11dbbe16ee3ba3e4439ac2c",
            "kind": "container",
            "name": "k8s_POD_prometheus-deployment-5f75d96555-wz2qg_default_075e2208-2251-426f-8983-f90bd6f9be17_0",
            "platform_role": "",
            "pod_name": "prometheus-deployment-5f75d96555-wz2qg",
            "policy_mode": "Discover",
            "privileged": false,
            "profile_mode": "Discover",
            "run_as_root": true,
            "scan_summary": {
                "base_os": "",
                "cvedb_create_time": "",
                "high": 0,
                "medium": 0,
                "result": "",
                "scanned_at": "",
                "scanned_timestamp": 0,
                "scanner_version": "",
                "status": ""
            "service": "prometheus-deployment.default",
            "service_group": "nv.prometheus-deployment.default",
            "service_mesh": false,
            "service_mesh_sidecar": false,
            "state": "discover"
        "policy_action": "allow",
        "protocols": [
        "sessions": 228,
        "severity": "",
        "to": {
            "author": "",
            "cap_change_mode": false,
            "cap_quarantine": false,
            "cap_sniff": false,
            "children": null,
            "display_name": "external",
            "domain": "",
            "host_id": "",
            "host_name": "",
            "id": "external",
            "image": "",
            "image_id": "",
            "kind": "nv_service",
            "name": "external",
            "platform_role": "",
            "pod_name": "",
            "privileged": false,
            "run_as_root": false,
            "scan_summary": null,
            "service": "",
            "service_group": "external",
            "service_mesh": false,
            "service_mesh_sidecar": false,
            "state": "connected"



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  • Document ID:000020938
  • Creation Date: 18-Jan-2023
  • Modified Date:18-Jan-2023
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