Generate a local REST reference

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 endpoints, as described below.

Generate a full REST 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:


To view the Swagger documentation for a specific store view, use this URL:


The value of store_code must be one of the following:

  • default
  • 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.

By default, Magento returns documentation for resources available to anonymous users across all stores. If you specify a valid value in the api_key text box in the upper right corner, Swagger returns documentation for all the endpoints 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 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.

REST reference for Asynchronous API

You can also use Swagger to generate live asynchronous API REST documentation. To create this documentation, add the ?type=async parameter to the standard Swagger URL:


Swagger returns information about all resources available for asynchronous REST APIs.

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 to


For example:


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 complete JSON schema

To return the complete JSON schema, specify the ?services=all parameter in the URL. The default store_code is all, but you can also specify default or a store code defined on the system. For example: http://<magento_host>/rest/default/schema?services=all

The base URL for returning the asynchronous schema is http://<magento_host>/rest/<store_code>/async/schema.

Related topics

Token-based authentication

List of REST APIs by module

List of service names per module