Issuetrak provides the means to deploy the API via either the Issuetrak Deployment Utility (IDU) or the Issuetrak Deployment Manager (IDM).
If you are installing or upgrading a site with the IDU and wish to include the API, then you will need to add the API object to your site's JSON.
Deploying the API will require a few minutes of downtime for all involved Issuetrak sites. During deployment, the following events will happen for each targeted Issuetrak instance.
- An API user will be created on the SQL server if it doesn't exist, and it will be associated with your Issuetrak instance.
- An account called “APIUser” will be added within your Issuetrak site. It will only be visible when querying the SQL server for this account. This account must remain active, and should not be modified.
- A new application called api will be created in the root of your Issuetrak site in IIS.
If you want to learn more in general about deploying Issuetrak before performing an API deployment, you can find more about Issuetrak Deployment Fundamentals here.