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OpenAPI Explorer

Web Component Custom Element for Open-API spec viewing, with automatic integration for React and Vue.

This is an open source project managed by the Authress Engineering team.

Beautiful and responsive API explorer and console

Desktop demo image

Check out the Demo

OpenAPI Explorer Demo

(Curious about the exact styling of the demo)

Get started now

npm install openapi-explorer

Quick start example

  • import 'openapi-explorer';
<openapi-explorer :spec-url="openapiSpecificationUrl">
  <div slot="overview">
    <h1>The API</h1>


  • OpenAPI 3.X
  • Built in automatic Internationalization (I18n)
  • Works with any framework
  • View resources, models, and directly make API calls
  • Better Usability,
    • Request fields are pre-populated with default data
    • Takes only one click to make an API call
    • Renders SDK/client code samples
    • Branding and Personalization features makes it easy to follow any style guide
    • Fully customizable theme
  • Plenty of customization options
    • Add external contents throughout the component, extensible with markdown, images, links, and text
    • All properties are reactive
    • Style the element with standard css (change padding, position, border, margin )
    • Styles that reflect your site and your UI/UX frameworks (React, Vue, vanilla js, Bootstrap, Material, and many more...)
  • Responsive so it works on mobile
  • Lightweight and fast


Troubleshooting integration issues

Common issues


Contributions Guide

# Clone / Download the project then
git clone

## Pull in dependencies

# build will generate dist/openapi-explorer.min.js
yarn build 

import 'openapi-explorer';


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