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How do I enumerate a user's endpoints? (smart home skill)

Greetings,

I'm working on a Smart Home skill, and I'd like to be able to proactively manage any changes in Alexa. I figure the best way to keep it in sync is to get a list of actual endpoints in my system (not Alexa) for the user in question, and then match that up with the endpoints that exist in the Amazon Alexa database (via the API), and then figure out what Add/Update and Delete calls need to be made to cause everything to be properly synchronized.

I see that Alexa Smart Properties skill allows for enumerating endpoints, but I don't see similar documentation elsewhere. I mean, this is basically an API for managing a collection, and I see the AddOrUpdateReport and DeleteReport calls, but I'm not seeing the List/Enumerate call.

I suppose I could maintain that list in my own database of what I believe the Amazon Alexa database *should* contain, however that could always get out of sync for one reason or another. So it would be best to get that state from the authoritative source (i.e. Amazon's Alexa API).

Am I missing something, or is their API missing something?

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