Reference for using the NGINX Instance Manager API
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This document is intended to help people use the NGINX Instance Manager API.
Install NGINX Instance Manager and know what port the API and web interface are listening on (
11000 by default).
Use curl, postman, or another tool to call the API. The API will be in the format
https://nginx-manager.example.com:11000/api/v0/. You might be using HTTP if you didn’t set SSL certificates on the proxy or in the config).
For example, to call the instances in a GET call, you can run a curl command similar to the following:
curl -X GET "https://nginx-manager.example.com/api/v0/instances" -H "accept: application/json"
You can also find examples of all the calls available through the swagger-ui page, installed by default with nginx-manager. Point your browser to the Instance Manager web interface URL and append
/swagger-ui to the end to access this page. For example,
You can select the “Try it out” button and run the calls directly against your server. For example, a GET of instances is shown below.
To download the swagger-ui JSON, point to the above address and append
/lightning.swagger.json to the end. For example,