Angular-based client for the Cloud Director API.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import vcdSdk from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@vcd/sdk';


vCD API Client

A collection of Typescript libraries for quickly and easily communication with a vCloud Director installation via its API.


The API client is currently made up of the following packages:


A collection of Typescript objects that represent the vCD API's requests/responses.


An Angular module that provides a REST API client with consistent handling of patterns and behaviors specific to the vCloud REST API. This module also contains various utilities and tools for things like query and filter management.



Before the api-client packages can be built, the java/api-schemas projects must be built. Generation of the Java API bindings is a prerequisite to generating the Typescript bindings because it is these Java classes that drive the binding generation. From the vcd-ext-sdk project root directory:

cd java
mvn install

Next navigate to the api-client folder and generate the bindings. Note: these steps only need to be performed when the bindings change.

cd ../ui/api-client
mvn generate-sources


At this point, the Typescript source files will be generated in the bindings package, and the api-client project can be treated (more or less) like a traditional Node package. Executing the following 2 commands

yarn bootstrap

will initialize the top level project, and then initialize and build @vcd/bindings and @vcd/sdk.

Using the SDK

Create a new Angular project. Angular CLI provides a very simple mechanism to get up and running with a new Angular project. Once you have a project, the SDK and bindings can be added with a few simple steps:

Using ng add @vcd/sdk

  1. The same as the 1st Regular Way step
  2. ng add @vcd/sdk
  3. You will be prompted for the following: 3.1 Module name - VcdSdkModule by default 3.3 Path to the module where you want to import the package (Optional) - by default your it will be added to your root module, however you can specify a relative path to an specific module.

Regular Way

  1. Add @vcd/bindings and @vcd/sdk as project dependencies
// package.json

  "dependencies": {
  "@vcd/bindings": "<path to api-client/packages/bindings/dist>",
  "@vcd/sdk": "<path to api-client/packages/sdk/dist>",
  1. Import VcdSdkModule into the app module and set VcdApiClient as a provider
  declarations: [
  imports: [
  providers: [VcdApiClient],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]

export  class  AppModule { }

  1. Inject VcdApiClient into a component

constructor(private  client: VcdApiClient) {}

The SDK is now ready for use.

Usage examples


If you don't have an existing session, you can create one:

ngOnInit(): void {
this.client.login('username', 'org', 'pa$w0rd').subscribe(() => {
console.log(`logged into ${this.client.organization} as ${this.client.username}`);

If you already have an existing session (because you're acting as a UI extension and have access to the authentication token for example) you can simply set the authentication of the client instance to use the Bearer token:

ngOnInit(): void {
this.client.setAuthentication(bearerToken).subscribe(() => {
console.log(`logged into ${this.client.organization} as ${this.client.username}`);

Querying the API

The query builder can be used to quickly create API calls that are compatible with the query service:


tap(queryResult  =>  console.log(`Virtual centers: ${queryResult.total}`))