Can we change the default Assets HTTP API Path /api/assets ?



As listed in the docs to access assets using API..

  1. https://[hostname]:[port]/api.json
  2. https://[hostname]:[server]/api/assets.json

is there a way to change the path of the default "/api/...." to be something else?


Our implementation need to call (external) services that are mapped as https://<server>/api/services  (where <server> is an aem site). 

and when internally calling assets' api's (to access content fragments) in code, we're having issues since they the external and internal api path. 


Couple solutions we can.. but can avoid if we can change the path. 

1. Create a servlet to catch `/api/assets` calls and process

2. Add dispatcher rule 

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Have a different URI and handle them at Apache/Dispatcher to PT (to maintain the same URL) or redirect to /api/*. This would be the easy one for maintenance.


To use PT and retain the original URI/URL:

RewriteRule ^your/custom/uri/$ /api/your/path.json [PT]


The above would internally redirect the request and the user would not see the redirection on the broswr.


You can always redirect the user. Let me know if you want the example.