DigitalOcean API Overview

The DigitalOcean API lets you programmatically manage your Droplets and other resources using conventional HTTP requests. Any action that you can perform through the DigitalOcean Control Panel (except for creating personal access tokens) can also be performed with the API.

Getting Started

Get familiar with the structure and behavior of the DigitalOcean API.
See examples of how to format requests to interact with the DigitalOcean API.
Create a personal access token for use with the DigitalOcean API.

API Reference Documentation

Programmatically manage Droplets and other DigitalOcean resources using conventional HTTP requests. All of the functionality in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.
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The metadata API allows a Droplet to access information about itself including user data, Droplet ID, datacenter region, and IP addresses.
The OAuth API is a secure method for authenticating users and allowing third-party applications limited access to your servers or DigitalOcean user accounts.

API Clients

The official DigitalOcean API client for Go.
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The official DigitalOcean API client for Ruby.
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Official and community-created client libraries that let you use the DigitalOcean API in a variety of programming languages.

More Information

Keep up to date with changes to our APIs using the API filter in our release notes section.

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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.