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Chapter 57. Using the Administrator API > Understanding the Admin API

Understanding the Admin API

ColdFusion MX 7 introduced programmatic access to most ColdFusion Administrator functionality. The Administrator API (Admin API) is a set of ColdFusion Components (CFCs). These CFCs have methods that allow completion of Administrator tasks without accessing the ColdFusion Administrator (/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm). ColdFusion 9 extends the Admin API with additional administrator methods.

The Administrator API CFCs are located in the cf_web_root/CFIDE/adminapi directory. You’ll find 12 CFCs (13 in Multiserver configuration) and an Application.cfm. The CFCs represent the functional areas of the Administrator: Server Settings, Data & Services, Debugging & Logging, Server Monitoring, Extensions, Event Gateways, Security, and Enterprise Manager. The following are descriptions of the Admin API components and their functionality:


  

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