Design-driven apis with swagger 2.0 and hapi.
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Lead Maintainer: Trevor Livingston

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swaggerize-hapi is a design-driven approach to building RESTful services with Swagger and Hapi.

swaggerize-hapi provides the following features:

  • API schema validation.
  • Routes based on the Swagger document.
  • API documentation route.
  • Input validation.

See also:

Why "Design Driven"

There are already a number of modules that help build RESTful APIs for node with swagger. However, these modules tend to focus on building the documentation or specification as a side effect of writing the application business logic.

swaggerize-hapi begins with the swagger document first. This facilitates writing APIs that are easier to design, review, and test.

Quick Start with a Generator

This guide will let you go from an api.json to a service project in no time flat.

First install generator-swaggerize (and yo if you haven't already):

$ npm install -g yo
$ npm install -g generator-swaggerize

Now run the generator.

$ mkdir petstore && cd $_
$ yo swaggerize

Follow the prompts (note: make sure to choose hapi as your framework choice).

When asked for a swagger document, you can try this one:

You now have a working api and can use something like Swagger UI to explore it.

Manual Usage

var Hapi = require('hapi'),
    Swaggerize = require('swaggerize-hapi');

var server = new Hapi.Server();

server.connection({ port: 8080 });

    register: Swaggerize,
    options: {
        api: require('./config/pets.json'),
        handlers: Path.join(__dirname, './handlers')

Hapi Plugin

The plugin will be registered as swagger on server.plugins with the following exposed:

  • api - the Swagger document.
  • setHost(host) - a helper function for setting the host property on the api.

Configuration Options

  • api - a valid Swagger 2.0 document.
  • docspath - the path to expose api docs for swagger-ui, etc. Defaults to /.
  • handlers - either a directory structure for route handlers.
  • vhost - optional domain string (see hapi route options).
  • cors - optional cors setting (see hapi route options).

Mount Path

Api path values will be prefixed with the swagger document's basePath value.

Handlers Directory

The options.handlers option specifies a directory to scan for handlers. These handlers are bound to the api paths defined in the swagger document.

  |    |--bar.js

Will route as:

foo.js => /foo
foo/bar.js => /foo/bar
baz.js => /baz

Path Parameters

The file and directory names in the handlers directory can also represent path parameters.

For example, to represent the path /users/{id}:

  |    |--{id}.js

This works with directory names as well:

  |    |--{id}.js
  |    |--{id}
  |        |--foo.js

To represent /users/{id}/foo.

Handlers File

Each provided javascript file should export an object containing functions with HTTP verbs as keys.


module.exports = {
    get: function (req, reply) { ... },
    put: function (req, reply) { ... },

Optionally, pre handlers can be used by providing an array of handlers for a method:

module.exports = {
    get: [
        function p1(req, reply) { ... },
        function handler(req, reply) { ... }

Handlers Object

The directory generation will yield this object, but it can be provided directly as options.handlers.

Note that if you are programatically constructing a handlers obj this way, you must namespace HTTP verbs with $ to avoid conflicts with path names. These keys should also be lowercase.


    'foo': {
        '$get': function (req, reply) { ... },
        'bar': {
            '$get': function (req, reply) { ... },
            '$post': function (req, reply) { ... }

Handler keys in files do not have to be namespaced in this way.


Support for swagger apiKey security schemes requires that relevant authentication scheme and strategy are registered before the swaggerize-hapi plugin. See the hapi docs for information about authentication schemes and strategies.

The name of the hapi authentication strategy is expected to match the name field of the swagger security requirement object.


    type: apiKey
    name: Authorization
    in: header
        - api_key: []
server = new Hapi.Server();

server.register({ register: AuthTokenScheme }, function (err) {
    server.auth.strategy('api_key', 'auth-token-scheme', {
        validateFunc: function (token, callback) {
          // Implement validation here

        register: Swaggerize,
        options: {
            api: require('./config/pets.json'),
            handlers: Path.join(__dirname, './handlers')