3.4.2. Get Version Details

Verb URI Description
GET https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.1/ For a US-based account, retrieve details about a specific Cloud Auth version.
GET https://lon.identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.1/ For a UK-based account, retrieve details about a specific Cloud Auth version.

Normal Response Code(s): 200, 203

Error Response Code(s): badRequest (400), authFault (500), serviceUnavailable (503)

You can obtain additional information about a specific version by performing a GET on the base version URL; https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.1/ is an example of a base version URL for a US-based account. Version request URLs should always end with a trailing slash (/). If the slash is omitted, the server may respond with a 302 redirection request.

Format extensions may be placed after the base version URL's trailing slash: for example, in https://servers.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.0/.xml, .xml is a format extension.

This operation does not require a request body.


Example 3.7. API Version Details Response: XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<version  xmlns="http://docs.rackspacecloud.com/auth/api/v1.1"
          wadl="http://docs.rackspacecloud.com/auth/api/v1.1/auth.wadl" />



Example 3.8. API Version Details Response: JSON

  "version": {
      "id" : "v1.1",
      "status" : "BETA",
      "docURL" : "http://docs.rackspacecloud.com/auth/api/v1.1/auth-client-devguide-latest.pdf",
      "wadl"   : "http://docs.rackspacecloud.com/auth/api/v1.1/auth.wadl"


The detailed version response contains a pointer to both a human-readable and a machine-processable description of the API service. The machine-processable description is written in the Web Application Description Language (WADL).


If a discrepancy exists between the two specifications, the WADL is authoritative as it contains the most accurate and current description of the API service.