A RESTful API is available with Elasticsearch Service, allowing you to perform most of the operations available in the UI console through API calls. You can create an API key to quickly and easily authenticate, and then use the API to create and manage deployments, configure remote clusters, set up traffic filters, manage extensions, and much more. Access the API from its base URL at api.elastic-cloud.com.
The information in this section covers:
- Principles - The basics of how the RESTful API works
- Authentication - How to obtain an API key
- OpenAPI specification - Details about the API specification
- Rate limiting - Time limits and quotas for API calls
- Accessing the API - Different methods for you to use the API
- API examples - Several examples to help you get started
- API reference documentation - Reference documentation for the full set of API endpoints
To get started using the Elasticsearch Service API, either directly or through the Elastic Cloud Control (ecctl) CLI, try out this introductory guide.