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Interacting with the balena Supervisor

The balena Supervisor is balena's agent that runs on devices. Its main role is to ensure your app is running, and keep communications with the balenaCloud API server.

The Supervisor itself has its own API, with means for user applications to communicate and execute some special actions that affect the host OS or the application itself. There are two main ways for the application to interact with the Supervisor: the update lockfile and the HTTP API.

Only Supervisors after version 1.1.0 have this functionality, and some of the endpoints appeared in later versions (we've noted it down where this is the case). Supervisor version 1.1.0 corresponds to OS images downloaded after October 14th 2015.

HTTP API reference

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

The supervisor exposes an HTTP API on port 48484 (BALENA_SUPERVISOR_PORT).

All endpoints require an apikey parameter, which is exposed to the application as BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY.

The full address for the API, i.e. "http://127.0.0.1:48484", is available as BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS. Always use these variables when communicating via the API, since address and port could change.

Alternatively, the balena API (api.balena-cloud.com) has a proxy endpoint at POST /supervisor/<url> (where <url> is one of the API URLs described below) from which you can send API commands to the supervisor remotely, using your Auth Token instead of your API key. Commands sent through the proxy can specify either an appId to send the request to all devices in an application, or a deviceId or uuid to send to a particular device. These requests default to POST unless you specify a method parameter (e.g. "GET"). In the examples below, we show how to use a uuid to specify a device, but in any of those you can replace uuid for a deviceId or appId.

The API is versioned (currently at v1), except for /ping.

You might notice that the formats of some responses differ. This is because they were implemented later, and in Go instead of node.js - even if the Go pieces were later removed, so we kept the response format for backwards compatibility.

Here's the full list of endpoints implemented so far. In all examples, replace everything between < > for the corresponding values.


GET /ping

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Responds with a simple "OK", signaling that the supervisor is alive and well.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X GET --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/ping?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

OK

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "GET"}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/ping"

POST /v1/blink

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Starts a blink pattern on a LED for 15 seconds, if your device has one. Responds with an empty 200 response. It implements the "identify device" feature from the dashboard.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/blink?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

(Empty response)

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/blink"

POST /v1/update

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Triggers an update check on the supervisor. Optionally, forces an update when updates are locked.

Responds with an empty 204 (No Content) response.

Request body

Can be a JSON object with a force property. If this property is true, the update lock will be overridden.

{
    "force": true
}

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --data '{"force": true}' \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/update?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

(Empty response)

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "data": {"force": true}}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/update"

POST /v1/reboot

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Reboots the device. This will first try to stop applications, and fail if there is an update lock. An optional "force" parameter in the body overrides the lock when true (and the lock can also be overridden from the dashboard).

When successful, responds with 202 accepted and a JSON object:

{
    "Data": "OK",
    "Error": ""
}

Request body

Can contain a force property, which if set to true will cause the update lock to be overridden.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/reboot?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"Data":"OK","Error":""}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/reboot"

POST /v1/shutdown

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Dangerous. Shuts down the device. This will first try to stop applications, and fail if there is an update lock. An optional "force" parameter in the body overrides the lock when true (and the lock can also be overridden from the dashboard).

When successful, responds with 202 accepted and a JSON object:

{
    "Data": "OK",
    "Error": ""
}

Request body

Can contain a force property, which if set to true will cause the update lock to be overridden.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/shutdown?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"Data":"OK","Error":""}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/shutdown"

POST /v1/purge

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Clears the user application's /data folder.

When successful, responds with 200 and a JSON object:

{
    "Data": "OK",
    "Error": ""
}

Request body

Has to be a JSON object with an appId property, corresponding to the ID of the application the device is running.

Example:

{
    "appId": 2167
}

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --data '{"appId": <appId>}' \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/purge?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"Data":"OK","Error":""}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "data": {"appId": <appId>}}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/purge"

POST /v1/restart

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Restarts a user application container

When successful, responds with 200 and an "OK"

Request body

Has to be a JSON object with an appId property, corresponding to the ID of the application the device is running.

Example:

{
    "appId": 2167
}

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --data '{"appId": <appId>}' \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/restart?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

OK

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "data": {"appId": <appId>}}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/restart"

POST /v1/regenerate-api-key

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Invalidates the current BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY and generates a new one. Responds with the new API key, but the application will be restarted on the next update cycle to update the API key environment variable.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/regenerate-api-key?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

480af7bb8a9cf56de8a1e295f0d50e6b3bb46676aaddbf4103aa43cb57039364

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/regenerate-api-key"

GET /v1/device

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Introduced in supervisor v1.6. Returns the current device state, as reported to the balenaCloud API and with some extra fields added to allow control over pending/locked updates. The state is a JSON object that contains some or all of the following:

  • api_port: Port on which the supervisor is listening.
  • commit: Hash of the current commit of the application that is running.
  • ip_address: Space-separated list of IP addresses of the device.
  • status: Status of the device regarding the app, as a string, i.e. "Stopping", "Starting", "Downloading", "Installing", "Idle".
  • download_progress: Amount of the application image that has been downloaded, expressed as a percentage. If the update has already been downloaded, this will be null.
  • os_version: Version of the host OS running on the device.
  • supervisor_version: Version of the supervisor running on the device.
  • update_pending: This one is not reported to the balenaCloud API. It's a boolean that will be true if the supervisor has detected there is a pending update.
  • update_downloaded: Not reported to the balenaCloud API either. Boolean that will be true if a pending update has already been downloaded.
  • update_failed: Not reported to the balenaCloud API. Boolean that will be true if the supervisor has tried to apply a pending update but failed (i.e. if the app was locked, there was a network failure or anything else went wrong).

Other attributes may be added in the future, and some may be missing or null if they haven't been set yet.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X GET --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/device?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"api_port":48484,"ip_address":"192.168.0.114 10.42.0.3","commit":"414e65cd378a69a96f403b75f14b40b55856f860","status":"Downloading","download_progress":84,"os_version":"Resin OS 1.0.4 (fido)","supervisor_version":"1.6.0","update_pending":true,"update_downloaded":false,"update_failed":false}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "GET"}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/device"

POST /v1/apps/:appId/stop

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Introduced in supervisor v1.8. Temporarily stops a user application container. A reboot or supervisor restart will cause the container to start again. The container is not removed with this endpoint.

This is only supported on single-container devices, and will return 400 on devices running multiple containers.

When successful, responds with 200 and the Id of the stopped container.

The appId must be specified in the URL.

Request body

Can contain a force property, which if set to true will cause the update lock to be overridden.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/apps/<appId>/stop?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"containerId":"5f4d4a857742e9ecac505ba5710834d3852ad7d71e10389fc6f61d8655a21806"}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/apps/<appId>/stop"

POST /v1/apps/:appId/start

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Introduced in supervisor v1.8. Starts a user application container, usually after it has been stopped with /v1/stop.

This is only supported on single-container devices, and will return 400 on devices running multiple containers.

When successful, responds with 200 and the Id of the started container.

The appId must be specified in the URL.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/apps/<appId>/start?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"containerId":"6d9e1efdb9aad90fdb2df911f785b6aa00270e9448e75226a9a7361c8a9500cf"}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/apps/<appId>/start"

GET /v1/apps/:appId

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Introduced in supervisor v1.8. Returns the application running on the device The app is a JSON object that contains the following:

  • appId: The id of the app as per the balenaCloud API.
  • commit: Application commit that is running.
  • imageId: The docker image of the current application build.
  • containerId: ID of the docker container of the running app.
  • env: A key-value store of the app's environment variables.

The appId must be specified in the URL.

This is only supported on single-container devices, and will return 400 on devices running multiple containers.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X GET --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/apps/<appId>?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"appId": 3134,"commit":"414e65cd378a69a96f403b75f14b40b55856f860","imageId":"registry.balena-cloud.com/superapp/414e65cd378a69a96f403b75f14b40b55856f860","containerId":"e5c1eace8b4e","env":{"FOO":"bar"}}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "GET"}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/apps/<appId>"

GET /v1/healthy

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor v6.5.0.

Used internally to check whether the supervisor is running correctly, according to some heuristics that help determine whether the internal components, application updates and reporting to the balenaCloud API are functioning.

Responds with an empty 200 response if the supervisor is healthy, or a 500 status code if something is not working correctly.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/healthy"

(Empty response)

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "GET"}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/healthy"

PATCH /v1/device/host-config

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor v6.6.0.

This endpoint allows setting some configuration values for the host OS. Currently it supports proxy and hostname configuration.

For proxy configuration, balenaOS 2.0.7 and higher provides a transparent proxy redirector (redsocks) that makes all connections be routed to a SOCKS or HTTP proxy. This endpoint allows user applications to modify these proxy settings at runtime.

Request body

Is a JSON object with several optional fields. Proxy and hostname configuration go under a "network" key. If "proxy" or "hostname" are not present (undefined), those values will not be modified, so that a request can modify hostname without changing proxy settings and viceversa.

{
    "network": {
        "proxy": {
            "type": "http-connect",
            "ip": "myproxy.example.com",
            "port": 8123,
            "login": "username",
            "password": "password",
            "noProxy": [ "152.10.30.4", "253.1.1.0/16" ]
        },
        "hostname": "mynewhostname"
    }
}

In the proxy settings, type, ip, port, login and password are the settings for the proxy redirector to be able to connnect to the proxy, based on how redsocks.conf works. type can be socks4, socks5, http-connect or http-relay (not all proxies are guaranteed to work, especially if they block connections that the balena services may require).

Keep in mind that, even if transparent proxy redirection will take effect immediately after the API call (i.e. all new connections will go through the proxy), open connections will not be closed. So, if for example, the device has managed to connect to the balenaCloud VPN without the proxy, it will stay connected directly without trying to reconnect through the proxy, unless the connection breaks - any reconnection attempts will then go through the proxy. To force all connections to go through the proxy, the best way is to reboot the device (see the /v1/reboot endpoint). In most networks were no connections to the Internet can be made if not through a proxy, this should not be necessary (as there will be no open connections before configuring the proxy settings).

The "noProxy" setting for the proxy is an optional array of IP addresses/subnets that should not be routed through the proxy. Keep in mind that local/reserved subnets are already excluded by balenaOS automatically.

If either "proxy" or "hostname" are null or empty values (i.e. {} for proxy or an empty string for hostname), they will be cleared to their default values (i.e. not using a proxy, and a hostname equal to the first 7 characters of the device's uuid, respectively).

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl -X PATCH --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --data '{"network": {"hostname": "newhostname"}}' \
    "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/device/host-config?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

OK

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "PATCH", "data": {"network": {"hostname": "newhostname"}}}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/device/host-config"

GET /v1/device/host-config

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor v6.6.0.

This endpoint allows reading some configuration values for the host OS, previously set with PATCH /v1/device/host-config. Currently it supports proxy and hostname configuration.

Please refer to the PATCH endpoint above for details on the behavior and meaning of the fields in the response.

Examples:

From the app on the device:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v1/device/host-config?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{"network":{"proxy":{"ip":"192.168.0.199","port":"8123","type":"socks5"},"hostname":"27b0fdc"}}

Remotely via the API proxy:

$ curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <auth token>" \
    --data '{"uuid": <uuid>, "method": "GET"}' \
    "https://api.balena-cloud.com/supervisor/v1/device/host-config"

GET /v2/applications/state

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor v7.12.0

Get a list of applications, services and their statuses. This will reflect the current state of the supervisor, and not the target state.

From the user container:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/state?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{
  "appname": {
    "appId": 1011165,
    "commit": "217d55237092995e4576367e529ebb03",
    "services": {
      "main": {
        "status": "Downloaded",
        "releaseId": 557617,
        "downloadProgress": null
      },
      "frontend": {
        "status": "Downloading",
        "releaseId": 557631,
        "downloadProgress": 0
      },
      "proxy": {
        "status": "Downloaded",
        "releaseId": 557631,
        "downloadProgress": null
      },
      "data": {
        "status": "Downloading",
        "releaseId": 557631,
        "downloadProgress": 7
      },
      "metrics": {
        "status": "Downloading",
        "releaseId": 557631,
        "downloadProgress": 35
      }
    }
  }
}

Remotely via the API proxy:

curl -X POST \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer <auth token>' \
  -d '{"uuid": "<uuid>", "method": "GET"}' \
  "https://api.resin.io/supervisor/v2/applications/state"

GET /v2/applications/:appId/state

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.12.0.

Use this endpoint to get the state of a single application, given the appId.

From the user container:

curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/state?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{
  "local": {
    "1234": {
      "services": {
        "5678": {
          "status": "Running",
          "releaseId": 99999,
          "download_progress": null
        }
      }
    }
  },
  "dependent": {},
  "commit": "7fc9c5bea8e361acd49886fe6cc1e1cd"
}

Service Actions

The application ID

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

For the following endpoints the application id is required in the url. The easiest way to get the application id from the device is to use the following process (note that you will need jq and curl inside your container):

From the user container:

APPNAME="supervisortest"
APPID=$(curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/state?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" | jq ".$APPNAME.appId")

The easiest way to find your application from the dashboard is to look at the url when on the device list.

Restart a service (POST /v2/applications/:appId/restart-service)

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.0.0. Support for passing serviceName instead of imageId added in v8.2.2.

Use this endpoint to restart a service in the application with application id passed in with the url.

From the user container:

curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/restart-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"serviceName": "my-service"}'
curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/restart-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"imageId": 1234}'

Response:

OK

This endpoint can also take an extra optional boolean, force, which if true informs the supervisor to ignore any update locks which have been taken.

Stop a service (POST /v2/applications/:appId:/stop-service)

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.0.0. Support for passing serviceName instead of imageId added in v8.2.2.

Use this endpoint to stop a service in the application with application id passed in with the url.

From the user container:

curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/stop-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"serviceName": "my-service"}'
curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/stop-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"imageId": 1234}'

Response:

OK

This endpoint can also take an extra optional boolean, force, which if true informs the supervisor to ignore any update locks which have been taken.

Start a service (POST /v2/applications/:appId/start-service)

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.0.0. Support for passing serviceName instead of imageId added in v8.2.2.

Use this endpoint to start a service in the application with application id passed in with the url.

From the user container:

curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/start-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"serviceName": "my-service"}'
curl --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/start-service?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY" -d '{"imageId": 1234}'

Response:

OK

This endpoint can also take an extra optional boolean, force, which if true informs the supervisor to ignore any update locks which have been taken.

Restart all services in an application (POST /v2/applications/:appId/restart)

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.0.0.

Use this endpoint to restart every service in an application.

From the user container:

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/restart?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

OK

This endpoint can also take an extra optional boolean, force, which if true informs the supervisor to ignore any update locks which have been taken.

Purge an application data (POST /v2/applications/:appId/purge)

Note: on devices with supervisor version lower than 7.22.0, replace all BALENA_ variables with RESIN_, e.g. RESIN_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS instead of BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS.

Added in supervisor version v7.0.0.

Use this endpoint to purge all user data for a given application id.

From the user container:

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/applications/$APPID/purge?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

OK

This endpoint can also take an extra optional boolean, force, which if true informs the supervisor to ignore any update locks which have been taken.

Supervisor version (GET /v2/version)

Added in supervisor v7.21.0

This endpoint returns the supervisor version currently running the device api.

From the user container:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/version?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{
    "status": "success",
    "version": "v7.21.0"
}

Container ID (GET /v2/containerId)

Added in supervisor v8.6.0

Use this endpoint to match a service name to a container ID.

From the user container:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/containerId?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY"

Response:

{
    "status": "success",
    "services": {
        "service-one": "ad6d5d32576ad3cb1fcaa59b564b8f6f22b079631080ab1a3bbac9199953eb7d",
        "service-two": "756535dc6e9ab9b560f84c85063f55952273a23192641fc2756aa9721d9d1000"
    }
}

You can also specify a service, to return only that container id:

$ curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/containerId?apikey=$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_API_KEY&service=service-one"

Response:

{
    "status": "sucess",
    "containerId": "ad6d5d32576ad3cb1fcaa59b564b8f6f22b079631080ab1a3bbac9199953eb7d"
}

Local mode endpoints

These endpoints are mainly for use by the CLI, for working with a local mode device. As such they are not recommended for general use.

The device must be in local mode before these endpoints are called.

Get current target state (GET /v2/local/target-state)

Added in supervisor version v7.21.0.

Get the current target state. Note that if a local mode target state has not been set then the apps section of the response will always be empty.

Request:

curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/local/target-state"

Response:

{
    "status": "success",
    "state": {
        "local": {
            "name": "my-device",
            "config": {
                "HOST_CONFIG_disable_splash": "1",
                "HOST_CONFIG_dtparam": "\"i2c_arm=on\",\"spi=on\",\"audio=on\"",
                "HOST_CONFIG_enable_uart": "1",
                "HOST_CONFIG_gpu_mem": "16",
                "SUPERVISOR_LOCAL_MODE": "1",
                "SUPERVISOR_PERSISTENT_LOGGING": "",
                "SUPERVISOR_POLL_INTERVAL": "600000",
                "SUPERVISOR_VPN_CONTROL": "true",
                "SUPERVISOR_CONNECTIVITY_CHECK": "true",
                "SUPERVISOR_LOG_CONTROL": "true",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA": "false",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_REQUEST_TIMEOUT": "30000",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_APPLY_TIMEOUT": "",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_RETRY_COUNT": "30",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_RETRY_INTERVAL": "10000",
                "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_VERSION": "2",
                "SUPERVISOR_OVERRIDE_LOCK": "false"
            },
            "apps": {}
        },
        "dependent": {
            "apps": [],
            "devices": []
        }
    }
}

Set a target state (POST /v2/local/target-state)

Added in supervisor version v7.21.0.

Set the current target state.

Request:

TARGET_STATE='{
    "local": {
        "name": "Home",
        "config": {
            "HOST_CONFIG_disable_splash": "1",
            "HOST_CONFIG_dtparam": "i2c_arm=on,i2s=on",
            "HOST_CONFIG_enable_uart": "1",
            "HOST_CONFIG_gpio": "\"2=op\",\"3=op\"",
            "HOST_CONFIG_gpu_mem": "16",
            "SUPERVISOR_LOCAL_MODE": "1",
            "SUPERVISOR_POLL_INTERVAL": "600000",
            "SUPERVISOR_VPN_CONTROL": "true",
            "SUPERVISOR_CONNECTIVITY_CHECK": "true",
            "SUPERVISOR_LOG_CONTROL": "true",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA": "false",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_REQUEST_TIMEOUT": "30000",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_APPLY_TIMEOUT": "",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_RETRY_COUNT": "30",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_RETRY_INTERVAL": "10000",
            "SUPERVISOR_DELTA_VERSION": "2",
            "SUPERVISOR_OVERRIDE_LOCK": "false",
            "SUPERVISOR_PERSISTENT_LOGGING": "false"
        },
        "apps": {
            "1": {
                "name": "localapp",
                "commit": "localcommit",
                "releaseId": "1",
                "services": {
                    "1": {
                        "environment": {},
                        "labels": {},
                        "imageId": 1,
                        "serviceName": "one",
                        "serviceId": 1,
                        "image": "local_image_one:latest",
                        "running": true
                    },
                    "2": {
                        "environment": {},
                        "labels": {},
                        "network_mode": "container:one",
                        "imageId": 2,
                        "serviceName": "two",
                        "serviceId": 2,
                        "image": "local_image_two:latest",
                        "running": true
                    }
                },
                "volumes": {},
                "networks": {}
            }
        }
    },
    "dependent": {
        "apps": [],
        "devices": []
    }
}
'

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type:application/json" "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/local/target-state" -d $TARGET_STATE

Response:

{
    "status": "success",
    "message": "OK"
}

Get the device type information

Added in supervisor version v7.21.0.

Get the architecture and device type of the device.

Request:

curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/local/device-info"

Response:

{
    "status": "success",
    "info": {
        "arch": "armv7hf",
        "deviceType": "raspberry-pi3"
    }
}

Stream local mode application logs from device

Added in supervisor version v7.21.0.

This endpoint will stream the logs of the applications containers and the supervisor. The logs come in as NDJSON.

Request:

curl "$BALENA_SUPERVISOR_ADDRESS/v2/local/logs"

Response:

{
    "message": "log line text",
    "timestamp": 1541508467072,
    "serviceName": "main"
}
{
    "message": "another log line",
    "timestamp": 1541508467072,
    "serviceName": "main"
}