OpenAPI Specification

OpenAPI is a specification format for REST APIs. This format is supported by several tools, such as Swagger UI which allows you to browse a specification and perform API calls from your browser. Several code generators also exist to generate API libraries for various programming languages.

Shell RPCs

The node provide some RPCs which are independent of the protocol. Their OpenAPI specification can be found at:

Carthage RPCs

The OpenAPI specification for RPCs which are specific to the Carthage protocol can be found at:

How to Generate

To generate the above files, run the src/openapi/generate.sh script from the root of the Tezos repository. It will start a sandbox node, activate the protocol, get the RPC specifications from this node and convert them to OpenAPI specifications.

How to Test

You can test OpenAPI specifications using Swagger Editor to check for syntax issues (just copy-paste rpc-openapi.json into it or open it from menu File > Import file).

You can run Swagger UI to get an interface to browse the API (replace xxxxxx with the directory where rpc-openapi.json is, and rpc-openapi.json by the file you want to browse):

docker pull swaggerapi/swagger-ui
docker run -p 8080:8080 -e SWAGGER_JSON=/mnt/rpc-openapi.json -v xxxxxx:/mnt swaggerapi/swagger-ui

Then open it in your browser.