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The DigitalOcean API allows you to manage Droplets and resources within the
DigitalOcean cloud in a simple, programmatic way using conventional HTTP requests.

All of the functionality that you are familiar with in the DigitalOcean
control panel is also available through the API, allowing you to script the
complex actions that your situation requires.

The API documentation will start with a general overview about the design
and technology that has been implemented, followed by reference information
about specific endpoints.


Any tool that is fluent in HTTP can communicate with the API simply by
requesting the correct URI. Requests should be made using the HTTPS protocol
so that traffic is encrypted. The interface responds to different methods
depending on the action required.

Method Usage
GET For simple retrieval of information about your account, Droplets, or environment, you should use the GET method. The information you request will be



  • Name: DigitalOcean API Team
  • Name: api-engineering@digitalocean.com



The security score of an API is computed as the number of OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities detected in the API.

  • OWASP issues detected: API7:2023


The performance score is derived from the median response time of the API, sometimes referred as p50. The median is the value separating the higher half from the lower half of a data sample, here the response times of the API.

  • The median response time of the API is 155 ms .

Get p50 under 220 ms to get a 4/5 score.


The reliability score is derived from the number of inconsistent server responses, either server errors or non-conforming return values.

  • Self compliance: response objects matched the declared response types.
  • Server errors: the server did not return any 5xx error.


The design score reflects the quality of the specification file (usually named openapi.json or swagger.json). Having a high-quality specification file (with up-to-date types and examples) help developers understand the API and tools produce relevant documentation.

  • Respects OpenAPI 3.0.0 schema specification.
  • Contains comments and summaries.
  • Contains examples.
  • Does not contain duplicated objects.

Popularity 5/5

The popularity score is computed from the number of references to the API found on the internet. Have your API used by many developers to get a higher score!

Last scanned: 5/4/2023