View and modify outbound REST messages

Outbound REST messages retrieve data that is then processed through a set of data sources and transformed by transform maps. Outbound REST messages and methods are provided with base configurations and are sufficient usually. You can modify or add parameters depending on the needs of your organization.

Before you begin

Role required: web_service_admin

About this task

Data retrieval uses REST to make calls to the Qualys knowledge base REST API and the Qualys Host List Detection REST API. The returned data is processed by data Sources and Transform maps.


  1. Navigate to System Web Services > Outbound > REST Message to view the REST messages.
    You can adjust the filter to show relevant REST messages. For a full list of acceptable API parameters, see the Qualys API documentation (
  2. Open and edit the REST message you want to edit.