Can I query Alfresco v3.4.10 with Postman using REST API?

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Can I query Alfresco v3.4.10 with Postman using REST API?

We have Alfresco 3.4.1 and are migrating away to Sharepoint. In order to test the migration, I want to search for documents in Alfresco and validate that they were migrated to Sharepoint. It looks like a good job for Postman. Version 3.4.10 is older than the Alfresco REST API which came about in v5.x. Alfresco is new to me, so I'm looking for input. 

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Re: Can I query Alfresco v3.4.10 with Postman using REST API?

Alfresco has many, many ways to access it via REST. That's one of the things you're going to miss when you've migrated to Sharepoint! Smiley Happy

One way to see what's available is to go to the web script console (you'll need to be an admin): http://localhost:8080/alfresco/s/index

Once you see the page, click "Browse web scripts by URI" and see if any of those meet your needs.

Another option you have with a 3.4 server is CMIS. The CMIS "service URL" is:

   http://localhost:8080/alfresco/service/cmis

If you fire up a CMIS client (like cmislib, which is Python, OpenCMIS, etc.) you can point it at that service URL, authenticate as admin, and then go to town with traversing the repo, running queries, etc.

If you want to use Postman instead of a client library, you might take a look at this tutorial from way, way back:

https://ecmarchitect.com/images/articles/cmis/cmis-article.pdf 

(Seriously, everyone else avert your eyes, this is only for Jim because he's still running on 3.4).

If you decide to upgrade from 3.4 to 6.0, which is totally feasible, instead of migrating to Sharepoint, or you try Sharepoint for a while and realize you never had it so good, we'll be glad to take you back!