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How to host Swagger API documentation with GitHub Pages

The blog of Peter Evans: How to Host Swagger Documentation With Github Pages

This repository is a template for using the Swagger UI to dynamically generate beautiful documentation for your API and host it for free with GitHub Pages.

The template will periodically auto-update the Swagger UI dependency and create a pull request. See the GitHub Actions workflow here.

The example API specification used by this repository can be seen hosted at https://peter-evans.github.io/swagger-github-pages.

Steps to use this template

  1. Click the Use this template button above to create a new repository from this template.

  2. Go to the settings for your repository at https://github.com/{github-username}/{repository-name}/settings and enable GitHub Pages.

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  3. Browse to the Swagger documentation at https://{github-username}.github.io/{repository-name}/.

Steps to manually configure in your own repository

  1. Download the latest stable release of the Swagger UI here.

  2. Extract the contents and copy the "dist" directory to the root of your repository.

  3. Move the file "index.html" from the directory "dist" to the root of your repository.

    mv dist/index.html .
    
  4. Copy the YAML specification file for your API to the root of your repository.

  5. Edit index.html and change the url property to reference your local YAML file.

        const ui = SwaggerUIBundle({
            url: "swagger.yaml",
        ...

    Then fix any references to files in the "dist" directory.

    ...
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="dist/swagger-ui.css" >
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="dist/favicon-32x32.png" sizes="32x32" />
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="dist/favicon-16x16.png" sizes="16x16" />    
    ...
    <script src="dist/swagger-ui-bundle.js"> </script>
    <script src="dist/swagger-ui-standalone-preset.js"> </script>    
    ...
  6. Go to the settings for your repository at https://github.com/{github-username}/{repository-name}/settings and enable GitHub Pages.

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  7. Browse to the Swagger documentation at https://{github-username}.github.io/{repository-name}/.

    The example API specification used by this repository can be seen hosted at https://peter-evans.github.io/swagger-github-pages.

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