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:Use OpenAPI Explorer to call API operations

Last Updated:May 09, 2024

You can use OpenAPI Explorer to call the API operations of an Alibaba Cloud service without specifying an AccessKey pair.

Background information


When you call API operations in OpenAPI Explorer, the operations are performed on actual Alibaba Cloud resources. Proceed with caution.


  1. Log on to OpenAPI Explorer.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a cloud service. In the panel that appears, select the cloud service that you use.

  3. Go to the homepage of the cloud service. In the top navigation bar, click Debug. On the page that appears, the API operations that are provided by the specified Alibaba Cloud service are displayed.


  4. Search for the required API operation in the search box, configure the request parameters for the operation based on the API reference, and then click Initiate Call.


    A parameter that is marked with an asterisk (*) is required. You must specify a value for the parameter.


  5. View the result after a successful call.

    If the call fails, modify the API request based on the error message.