What is the impact of granting API-Access rights in PPM?

Document ID : KB000118623
Last Modified Date : 15/11/2018
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Question:
What is the impact of granting api-access rights to users? (And what may users need this for in the New UX)?
Answer:
API Access as referenced in the Administration Access Rights documentation, allows a user to run an application that uses the REST APIs. In addition, the user would need the appropriate application rights to view or update specific functional areas in the product.
Here are the known areas this access is required for:
  • Running Agile / Rally Synchronization jobs (See KB: KB000072180)
  • PPM Performance Test Scripts (See KB: KB000117342)
Note: In addition, Rest API Access should be enabled in CSA (Disable REST API Access should be unchecked). If this setting is unchecked, users will not be able to access APIs. The Rally Synchronization job and the interactive API Documentation require this option to be enabled. To check the REST API Status, see the Rest APIs documentation.