General API information

The information in this section is relevant to all operations of the API. For details about specific operations, see the API Reference.

The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers API is implemented using a RESTful web service interface. Like other Rackspace Cloud services, the Load Balancers service shares a common token-based authentication system that allows seamless access between products and services.


All requests to authenticate and operate the service are performed using HTTPS on TCP port 443. For authentication instructions, see Authenticate to the Rackspace Cloud.