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iModels
Download API definition:
This operation is a Technical Preview and is available for testing purposes only. Do not use in production.
GET https://api.bentley.com/imodels/{id}/shares/{shareId}

Retrieves the details of a Share.

iModels Share API provides a way to publicly share an iModel. Each Share instance has a shareKey property which allows anonymous access to the shared iModel using iModels API. To use the shareKey to access the iModel one has to provide shareKey via Authorization header: Authorization: Basic {shareKey}, when calling iModels API.

All Share operations interact only with the Share instances that the calling user has created. E.g. querying iModel Shares will not return all the Shares iModel has, but only the Shares which were created by the user who is calling the API.

Authentication

Requires Authorization header with valid Bearer token for scope itwin-platform.

For more documentation on authorization and how to get access token visit OAUTH2 Authorization page.

Authorization

User must have imodels_webview permission assigned at the iModel level. If iModel Role permissions at the iModel level are configured, then user must additionally have at least imodels_webview permission assigned at the iTwin level. If permissions at the iModel level are not configured, then user must have imodels_webview permission assigned at the iTwin level.

Alternatively the user should be an Organization Administrator for the Organization that owns a given iTwin the iModel belongs to.

For more information please refer to Account Administrator documentation section on Access Control API documentation page.

Important: Share operations are in closed preview mode currently. Hence only selected applications can utilize the Share API.

Rate limits

All iTwin Platform API operations have a rate limit. For more documentation on that visit Rate limits and quotas page.

Request parameters

Name
In
Required?
Description
id
template
Yes

iModel id

shareId
template
Yes

Share id

Request headers

Name
Required?
Description
Authorization
Yes

OAuth access token with itwin-platform scope

Accept
Yes

Setting to application/vnd.bentley.itwin-platform.v2+json is recommended.

Response 200 OK

OK

json
{
    "share": {
        "id": "846e5f15-ac4a-4971-8160-580d95624f81",
        "displayName": "iModel Share name",
        "name": "iModel Share name",
        "expiresAt": "2020-10-20T10:51:33.1700000Z",
        "permission": "imodels_webview"
    }
}

Response 401 Unauthorized

This response indicates that request lacks valid authentication credentials. Access token might not been provided, issued by the wrong issuer, does not have required scopes or request headers were malformed.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "HeaderNotFound",
        "message": "Header Authorization was not found in the request. Access denied."
    }
}

Response 404 Not Found

Specified iModel or Share was not found.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "iModelNotFound",
        "message": "Requested iModel is not available."
    }
}

Response 429 Too many requests

This response indicates that the user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "TooManyRequests",
        "message": "More requests were received than the subscription rate-limit allows."
    }
}

Response headers

Name
Description
retry-after

The number of requests exceeds the rate-limit for the client subscription.

Share Response

Container for Share object.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
share

Share properties.

Share

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
id
String

Id of the Share

displayName
String

Display name of the Share. Corresponds to Name property.

name
String

Name of the Share.

expiresAt
Date-time

A universal datetime value specifying until when the Share will be valid.

permission
String

Specifies what permission will be available when accessing iModel via the share key. Possible values: imodels_webview, imodels_read.

Error

Contains error information.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
code
String

One of a server-defined set of error codes.

message
String

A human-readable representation of the error.

target
String, null

The target of the error.

Error Response

Gives details for an error that occurred while handling the request. Note that clients MUST NOT assume that every failed request will produce an object of this schema, or that all of the properties in the response will be non-null, as the error may have prevented this response from being constructed.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
error

Error information.