Swagger also provides a thorough overview of all endpoints that compose the APIs.

Each listed endpoint also includes the required request information, such as the:

  • Required parameters.
  • Required parameter data types.
  • HTTP method to access the resource.

Select each resource to display their additional content to get a more detailed overview.

Testing endpoints

One of the powerful functionalities Swagger provides is the ability to test an API endpoint directly through the documentation UI.

After you select a specific endpoint, the Try it out button is displayed.

Expand that section to see the input fields for each required and optional parameter. Enter the correct values and select Execute.

After you execute the test, you can validate the response data.

Swagger response data

Each listed endpoint also includes response body data to validate your development and tests. These examples include the status codes and JSON for successful HTTP requests.