Generate a local REST API reference
Get more REST API documentation
The REST documentation on the Magento devdocs website is generated with Swagger UI using a schema derived from the latest build of Magento 2. However, the REST API documentation on devdocs is static in that the Magento Developers website is not running an instance of Magento, and there is no live data.
Magento provides two ways to get detailed information about the structure of the REST APIs, as described below.
Generate a full REST API reference locally
The Swagger UI is installed automatically on your server. As a result, you can generate live REST API documentation that can include Magento Commerce modules, third-party modules, and extension attributes that have been installed on your system. To view this documentation, go to:
By default, Magento returns documentation for resources available to anonymous users. If you specify a valid value in the api_key text box in the upper right corner, Swagger returns documentation for all the APIs the user has access to. To generate an API key, call the
POST /V1/integration/customer/token or
POST /V1/integration/admin/token as directed in Token-based authentication.
The generated Swagger documentation provides the capability to test REST API requests. A user can enter a sample request, then press the Try it out! button, and Swagger returns information such as a
curl command, a request URL, a response body, a response code, and the response header. The Try it out! button will not work unless a bearer authorization
token has been specified.
The Try it out! feature is not available on Swagger documentation published on the Magento devdocs website.
Return the JSON schema for one or more services
You can use a REST client to generate the JSON schema for one or more services. In the client, set the method to
GET and the URL
The value of
store_code must be one of the following:
- The assigned store code
all. This value only applies to the CMS and Product modules. If this value is specified, the API call affects all the merchant’s stores.
To return information about all services:
You must specify an authorization token for an admin user to return information for most endpoints. See Token-based authentication for more information.
Return the JSON schema for a specific store in Swagger
Through Swagger it is possible to test the different REST API Calls. By default the resources will be fetched for all storeviews as shown in the example below. To return the JSON Schema for a specific store by adding a store parameter to the url with the
store_code of the specific store.
Default Swagger Url:
Fetched JSON schema url:
Specified Storecode in Swagger Url:
Fetched JSON schema url: