Some users find they need to customize checks individually, but would like to do it programmatically. The Circonus API allows users to filter, sort, create, and modify any item in Circonus. Using the API allows you to convert a list of hosts with individual characteristics into a full set of checks, graphs, and rulesets with ease.
The Circonus API is a REST based API. Accessing and modifying a resource is achieved by using HTTP verbs on the URL that corresponds to the Circonus ID (cid) for that resource.
For more information on using the API, refer to the Circonus API Documentation.
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