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Learn about DigitalOcean's APIs, CLI, Terraform provider, and open source contributions.

DigitalOcean provides several command-line interfaces (CLIs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) for managing your resources. This section provides the reference materials for these offerings, as well as resources from the open source community.

Programmatically manage your Droplets, Spaces, and other DigitalOcean resources using conventional HTTP requests. You can use our RESTful APIs for any action that you can perform through the control panel.
Manage your DigitalOcean resources from the command line with doctl, our open-source command line interface (CLI).
Deploy and change many resources simultaneously using the open source Terraform tool.
Official and community-created client libraries that let you use the DigitalOcean API in a variety of programming languages.
We use and contribute to open source software.

Latest Updates

20 January 2024

  • Ubuntu 23.04 has reached end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, this image is now only available via the API. We will remove the Ubuntu 23.04 image from our platform in 30 days.

8 December 2023

  • Released v1.101.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds support for scalable storage for PostgreSQL and MySQL databases and Kafka topic management.

5 December 2023

  • Fedora 37 has reached end of life. Per our image deprecation policy, this image is now only available via the API. We will remove the Fedora 37 image from our platform in 30 days.

For more information, see the full release notes.