Mimecast

Create Policy

Pre-requisites

  • In order to successfully use this endpoint the logged in user must be a Mimecast administrator with at least the Gateway | Policies | Edit permission.

URI

To use this endpoint you send a POST request to:

  • /api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy

Request Headers

The following request headers must be included in your request:

Field Description
Authorization Please see the Authorization guide for more information on building the Authorization header.
x-mc-req-id

A randomly generated GUID, for example,

8578FCFC-A305-4D9A-99CB-F4D5ECEFE297
x-mc-app-id The Application ID provided with your Registered API Application.
x-mc-date

The current date and time in the following format, for example,

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:50:11 UTC

Request Body

{
"data": [
{
"option": "a string",
"policy": {
"bidirectional": boolean,
"comment": "a string",
"conditions": {
"hostnames": [
"a string"
],
"sourceIPs": [
"a string"
],
"spfDomains": [
"a string"
]
},
"description": "a string",
"from": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"fromDate": "a date string",
"fromEternal": boolean,
"fromPart": "a string",
"override": boolean,
"to": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"toDate": "a date string",
"toEternal": boolean
}
}
]
}
data Object
Field Type Required Description
option String Required A string that defines a policy action, must be one of: no_action, block_sender.
policy Object Required A policy object.
Policy Object
Field Type Required Description
description String Required A description for the Policy which is kept with the email in the Archive for future reference.
from Object Required

A from object, that defines the target source for a policy.

to Object Required

A to object, that defines the target destination for a policy.

fromPart String Optional Must be one of envelope_from , header_from, both. Defaults to envelope_from.
fromDate String Optional Start date of the policy. Overrides fromEternal value and sets to false.
toDate String Optional End date of the policy. Overrides fromEternal value and sets to false.
bidirectional Boolean Optional Ensures that the Policy is also applied in the reverse of the email flow, i.e. where the specified recipient in the Policy becomes the sender, and the specified sender in the Policy becomes the recipient.
toEternal Boolean Optional

Sets the Policy end date to Eternal.

fromEternal Boolean Optional

Sets the Policy start date to Eternal.

override Boolean Optional This option will override the order in which policies are applied, and forces it to be applied first if there are multiple policies unless more specific policies of the same type have been configured with an override as well.
comment String Optional

Comment about the policy

conditions Object Optional A conditions object.
To/From Objects
Field Type Required Description
type String Required

Must be one of everyone, internal_addresses, external_addresses, email_domain, profile_group, individual_email_address, address_attribute_value, free_mail_domains, header_display_name.

emailAddress String Optional Policy is applied on email address when type is set to individual_email_address.
emailDomain String Optional Policy is applied on email domain when type is set to email_domain
groupId String Optional Secure Id of a directory or profiile group. Policy is applied on group users when type is set to profile_group.
headerDisplayName String Optional Policy is applied on email headers display name when type is set to header_display_name.
attribute Object Optional A attribute object. Policy is applied on address attribute when type is set to address_attribute_value.
Attribute Object
Field Type Required Description
name String Optional Name of address attribute.
id String Optional The secure id of the address attribute.
value String Optional Value to which address attribute is equal to.
Conditions Object
Field Type Required Description
sourceIPs Array of String Optional An array of IP addresses using CIDR notation (X.X.X.X/XX). When set the policy only applies to connections from matching addresses.
spfDomains Array of String Optional An array of domains for which SPF records should be checked to see if the connecting IP address has been referenced.
hostnames Array of String Optional An array of hostnames to which the policy should apply, when used to transmit the email data.

Response

{
 "meta": {
  "status": Number
 }, 
 "data": [
  {
   "policy": {
    "fromEternal": Boolean, 
    "toDate": "Date String", 
    "fromValue": "String", 
    "from": {
     "type": "String", 
     "emailDomain": "String",
     "emailAddress" "String",
     "groupId": "String"
    }, 
    "description": "String", 
    "bidirectional": Boolean, 
    "fromType": "String", 
    "to": {
     "type": "String", 
     "emailDomain": "String",
     "emailAddress" "String",
     "groupId": "String"
    }, 
    "fromDate": "Date String", 
    "override": Boolean, 
    "toEternal": Boolean, 
    "conditions": {
     "sourceIPs": [
      "Array of String"
     ]
    }, 
    "toType": "String", 
    "fromPart": "String"
   }, 
   "option": "String", 
   "id": "String"
  }
 ],
 "fail": []
}
meta object
Field Type Description
status Number The function level status of the request.
data array
Field Type Description
policy Object A policy object.
option String The option set for the policy. Will be one of no_action, block_sender
id String The Mimecast ID of the policy. Used when updating the policy.
Policy Object
Field Type Description
fromEternal Boolean If the policy is always applied or if there is a specific start date.
toDate Date String The date that the policy will apply until.
fromValue String A value defining which senders the policy applies to.
from Object An object containing type and value fields defining which sender addresses the policy applies to.
description String The description for the Policy which is kept with the email in the Archive for future reference.
bidirectional Boolean If the Policy is also applied in the reverse of the email flow, i.e. where the specified recipient in the Policy becomes the sender, and the specified sender in the Policy becomes the recipient.
fromType String Which sender addresses the policy applies to. Can be any of everyone, internal_addresses, external_addresses, email_domain, profile_group, address_attribute_value, individual_email_address, free_mail_domains, header_display_name.
to Object An object containing type and value fields defining which recipient addresses the policy applies to.
fromDate Date String The date that the policy will apply from.
override Boolean If true, this option overrides the order in which the policy is applied, and forces it to be applied first if there are multiple applicable policies, unless more specific policies of the same type have been configured with an override as well.
toEternal Boolean If the policy should always be applied or if there is an end date.
conditions Object An object with fields describing additional conditions that should effect when the policy is applied.
toType String Which recipient addresses the policy applies to. Can be any of everyone, internal_addresses, external_addresses, email_domain, profile_group, address_attribute_value, individual_email_address, free_mail_domains, header_display_name.
fromPart String Which from address is used in the policy. Can be any of envelope_from , header_from, both.
fail array

When a request is successful the fail array will be empty.

Field Type Description
errors Array of error objects An array of error objects describing the error returned from the API.

errors object

Field Type Description
message String The error message.
code String The Mimecast code associated with the error.
retryable Boolean If the error is retryable

Sample Code

Sample code is provided to demonstrate how to use the API and is not representative of a production application. To use the sample code; complete the required variables as described, populate the desired values in the request body, and execute in your favorite IDE.  Please see the Global Base URL's page to find the correct base URL to use for your account.

POST {base_url}/api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy
Authorization: MC {accesskKey}:{Base64 encoded signed Data To Sign}
x-mc-date: {dateTime}
x-mc-req-id: {unique id}
x-mc-app-id: {applicationId}
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json {
"data": [
{
"option": "a string",
"policy": {
"bidirectional": "boolean",
"comment": "a string",
"conditions": {
"hostnames": [
"a string"
],
"sourceIPs": [
"a string"
],
"spfDomains": [
"a string"
]
},
"description": "a string",
"from": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"fromDate": "a date string",
"fromEternal": "boolean",
"fromPart": "a string",
"override": "boolean",
"to": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"toDate": "a date string",
"toEternal": "boolean"
}
}
]
}
import base64
import hashlib
import hmac
import uuid
import datetime
import requests

# Setup required variables
base_url = "https://xx-api.mimecast.com"
uri = "/api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy"
url = base_url + uri
access_key = "YOUR ACCESS KEY"
secret_key = "YOUR SECRET KEY"
app_id = "YOUR APPLICATION ID"
app_key = "YOUR APPLICATION KEY"

# Generate request header values
request_id = str(uuid.uuid4())
hdr_date = datetime.datetime.utcnow().strftime("%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S") + " UTC"

# Create the HMAC SHA1 of the Base64 decoded secret key for the Authorization header
hmac_sha1 = hmac.new(secret_key.decode("base64"), ':'.join([hdr_date, request_id, uri, app_key]),
                  digestmod=hashlib.sha1).digest()

# Use the HMAC SHA1 value to sign the hdrDate + ":" requestId + ":" + URI + ":" + appkey
sig = base64.encodestring(hmac_sha1).rstrip()

# Create request headers
headers = {
    'Authorization': 'MC ' + access_key + ':' + sig,
    'x-mc-app-id': app_id,
    'x-mc-date': hdr_date,
    'x-mc-req-id': request_id,
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'
}

payload = {
"data": [
{
"option": "a string",
"policy": {
"bidirectional": "boolean",
"comment": "a string",
"conditions": {
"hostnames": [
"a string"
],
"sourceIPs": [
"a string"
],
"spfDomains": [
"a string"
]
},
"description": "a string",
"from": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"fromDate": "a date string",
"fromEternal": "boolean",
"fromPart": "a string",
"override": "boolean",
"to": {
"attribute": {
"id": "a string",
"name": "a string",
"value": "a string"
},
"emailAddress": "a string",
"emailDomain": "a string",
"groupId": "a string",
"headerDisplayName": "a string",
"type": "a string"
},
"toDate": "a date string",
"toEternal": "boolean"
}
}
]
}


r = requests.post(url=url, headers=headers, data=str(payload)) print r.text
static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            //Setup required variables
            string baseUrl = "https://xx-api.mimecast.com";
            string uri = "/api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy";
            string accessKey = "YOUR ACCESS KEY";
            string secretKey = "YOUR SECRET KEY";
            string appId = "YOUR APPLICATION ID";
            string appKey = "YOUR APPLICATION KEY";

            //Generate request header values
            string hdrDate = System.DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime().ToString("R");
            string requestId = System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString();

            //Create the HMAC SHA1 of the Base64 decoded secret key for the Authorization header
            System.Security.Cryptography.HMAC h = new System.Security.Cryptography.HMACSHA1(System.Convert.FromBase64String(secretKey));

            //Use the HMAC SHA1 value to sign the hdrDate + ":" requestId + ":" + URI + ":" + appkey
            byte[] hash = h.ComputeHash(System.Text.Encoding.Default.GetBytes(hdrDate + ":" + requestId + ":" + uri + ":" + appKey));

            //Build the signature to be included in the Authorization header in your request
            string signature = "MC " + accessKey + ":" + System.Convert.ToBase64String(hash);

            //Build Request
            System.Net.HttpWebRequest request = (System.Net.HttpWebRequest)System.Net.WebRequest.Create(baseUrl + uri);
            request.Method = "POST";
            request.ContentType = "application/json";

            //Add Headers
            request.Headers[System.Net.HttpRequestHeader.Authorization] = signature;
            request.Headers.Add("x-mc-date", hdrDate);
            request.Headers.Add("x-mc-req-id", requestId);
            request.Headers.Add("x-mc-app-id", appId);

            //Add request body
            //Create and write data to stream
            string postData = @"{
                ""data"":[
                    {
                        ""option"": ""String"",
                        ""policy"": {
                            ""description"": ""String"",
                            ""fromPart"": ""String"",
                            ""fromType"": ""String"",
                            ""fromValue"": ""String"",
                            ""toType"": ""String"",
                            ""toValue"": ""String"",
                            ""conditions"": {
                                ""sourceIPs"": [""Array of String""]
                            }
                        }
                    }
                ]
            }";

            byte[] payload = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(postData);

            System.IO.Stream stream = request.GetRequestStream();
            stream.Write(payload, 0, payload.Length);
            stream.Close();

            //Send Request
            System.Net.HttpWebResponse response = (System.Net.HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

            //Output response to console
            System.IO.StreamReader reader = new System.IO.StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());
            string responseBody = "";
            string temp = null;
            while ((temp = reader.ReadLine()) != null)
            {
                responseBody += temp;
            };
            System.Console.WriteLine(responseBody);
            System.Console.ReadLine();
        }
#Setup required variables
$baseUrl = "https://xx-api.mimecast.com"
$uri = "/api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy"
$url = $baseUrl + $uri
$accessKey = "YOUR ACCESS KEY"
$secretKey = "YOUR SECRET KEY"
$appId = "YOUR APPLICATION ID"
$appKey = "YOUR APPLICATION KEY"

#Generate request header values
$hdrDate = (Get-Date).ToUniversalTime().ToString("ddd, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss UTC")
$requestId = [guid]::NewGuid().guid

#Create the HMAC SHA1 of the Base64 decoded secret key for the Authorization header
$sha = New-Object System.Security.Cryptography.HMACSHA1
$sha.key = [Convert]::FromBase64String($secretKey)
$sig = $sha.ComputeHash([Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes($hdrDate + ":" + $requestId + ":" + $uri + ":" + $appKey))
$sig = [Convert]::ToBase64String($sig)

#Create Headers
$headers = @{"Authorization" = "MC " + $accessKey + ":" + $sig;
                "x-mc-date" = $hdrDate;
                "x-mc-app-id" = $appId;
                "x-mc-req-id" = $requestId;
                "Content-Type" = "application/json"}

#Create post body
$postBody = "{
    ""data"":[
        {
            ""option"": ""String"",
            ""policy"": {
                ""description"": ""String"",
                ""fromPart"": ""String"",
                ""fromType"": ""String"",
                ""fromValue"": ""String"",
                ""toType"": ""String"",
                ""toValue"": ""String"",
                ""conditions"": {
                    ""sourceIPs"": [""Array of String""]
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}"

#Send Request
$response = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Post -Headers $headers -Body $postBody -Uri $url

#Print the response
$response

public static void main(String[] args) throws java.io.IOException, java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException, java.security.InvalidKeyException {

//set up variables for request
String baseUrl = "https://xx-api.mimecast.com";
String uri = "/api/policy/blockedsenders/create-policy";
String url = baseUrl + uri;
String accessKey = "YOUR ACCESS KEY";
String secretKey = "YOUR SECRET KEY";
String appId = "YOUR APPLICATION ID";
String appKey = "YOUR APPLICATION KEY";

//create URL object
java.net.URL obj = new java.net.URL(url);

// set guid for x-mc-req-id header
String guid = java.util.UUID.randomUUID().toString();

// set date for x-mc-date header
java.text.SimpleDateFormat sdf = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss z");
sdf.setTimeZone(java.util.TimeZone.getTimeZone("UTC"));
String date = sdf.format(new java.util.Date());

//create signature for the Authorization header
String dataToSign = date + ":" + guid + ":" + uri + ":" + appKey;
String hmacSHA1 = "HmacSHA1";
javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec signingKey = new javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec(org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64.decodeBase64(secretKey.getBytes()), hmacSHA1);
javax.crypto.Mac mac = javax.crypto.Mac.getInstance(hmacSHA1);
mac.init(signingKey);
String sig = new String(org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64.encodeBase64(mac.doFinal(dataToSign.getBytes())));

// create request object
javax.net.ssl.HttpsURLConnection con = (javax.net.ssl.HttpsURLConnection) obj.openConnection();

//set request type to POST
con.setRequestMethod("POST");
con.setDoOutput(true);

//add reuqest headers
con.setRequestProperty("Authorization", "MC " + accessKey + ":" + sig);
con.setRequestProperty("x-mc-req-id", guid);
con.setRequestProperty("x-mc-app-id", appId);
con.setRequestProperty("x-mc-date", date);
con.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
con.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");

//Add post body to the request
String postBody = "{\n" +
" \"data\": [\n" +
" {\n" +
" \"option\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"policy\": {\n" +
" \"bidirectional\": false,\n" +
" \"comment\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"conditions\": {\n" +
" \"hostnames\": [\n" +
" \"a string\"\n" +
" ],\n" +
" \"sourceIPs\": [\n" +
" \"a string\"\n" +
" ],\n" +
" \"spfDomains\": [\n" +
" \"a string\"\n" +
" ]\n" +
" },\n" +
" \"description\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"from\": {\n" +
" \"attribute\": {\n" +
" \"id\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"name\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"value\": \"a string\"\n" +
" },\n" +
" \"emailAddress\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"emailDomain\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"groupId\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"headerDisplayName\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"type\": \"a string\"\n" +
" },\n" +
" \"fromDate\": \"a date string\",\n" +
" \"fromEternal\": false,\n" +
" \"fromPart\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"override\": false,\n" +
" \"to\": {\n" +
" \"attribute\": {\n" +
" \"id\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"name\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"value\": \"a string\"\n" +
" },\n" +
" \"emailAddress\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"emailDomain\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"groupId\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"headerDisplayName\": \"a string\",\n" +
" \"type\": \"a string\"\n" +
" },\n" +
" \"toDate\": \"a date string\",\n" +
" \"toEternal\": false\n" +
" }\n" +
" }\n" +
" ]\n" +
"}";
java.io.OutputStream os = con.getOutputStream();
os.write(postBody.getBytes("UTF-8"));
os.close();

//process response
java.io.BufferedReader in = new java.io.BufferedReader(
new java.io.InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
String inputLine;
StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();

while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
response.append(inputLine);
}
in.close();

//return result
java.lang.System.out.println(response.toString());
}