Create a dedicated user

To use the XML API, you must provide the logon credentials of a user with the Use XML API permission granted. McAfee recommends you to create a dedicated user for this purpose.


  1. On the Permissions page, select Users, then Create New User to add a user.
  2. Assign the new user Xml api permissions only.
    The Xml api and the related sub-permissions are added to the Selected permissions list.

    The administrator can assign selected sub-permissions, rather than all Xml api permissions.


The XML API uses a Representational State Transfer (REST) format for request response processing. The XML REST API receives requests through standardized HTTP GET/POST parameters and the response is an XML response.