Aiven API overview¶
The Aiven API allows you to perform any tasks on Aiven from a client of your choice.
Calling the Aiven API¶
The Aiven API is a traditional HTTP API. All our own tools, such as the web console and
avn CLI use this API.
Handling JSON responses¶
The Aiven API returns information in JSON format, sometimes a lot of
information. This is perfect for machines but not ideal for humans. We like to
use a tool like
jq (https://stedolan.github.io/jq/) to make things easier to read and manipulate.
Aiven API and Postman¶
If you prefer an even more friendly tool, we have a blog post about using Postman with Aiven’s API including how to import a Postman collection and spin up Aiven services with Postman.