1.1. The Red Hat Satellite API
Red Hat Satellite includes an application programming interface (API), which offers software developers and system administrators control over their Satellite servers outside of the standard web and command line interfaces. The API is useful for developers and administrators who aim to integrate the functionality of a Red Hat Satellite with custom scripts or external applications that access the API via XML remote procedure call (RPC) protocol, or XML-RPC.
This guide aims to provide developers and administrators with instructions and examples to help harness the functionality of their Red Hat Satellite through the XML-RPM protocol.