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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

27 November 2023

  • The Fedora 39 (fedora-39-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

25 October 2023

  • Ubuntu 23.10 (ubuntu-23-10-x64) base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

17 October 2023

  • Released v1.100.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds new commands for managing uptime alerts and retrieving advanced database configuration options.

For more information, see the full release notes.