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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.

API
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.
7 articles
Manage your DigitalOcean resources from the command line with doctl, our open-source command line interface (CLI).
2 articles
Deploy and change many resources simultaneously using the open source Terraform tool.
2 articles
Collection of libraries for DigitalOcean API.
We use and contribute to open source software.

Latest Updates

27 September 2021

  • Debian 11.0 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

24 September 2021

  • v2.12.1 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release adds CORS support for apps on App Platform and the ability to create monitoring alerts.

20 August 2021

  • Released v1.64.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes support for managing App Platform alerts.

For more information, see the full release notes.