Aiven API#

Use the Aiven API to programmatically perform any task that you can do through the web interface. This is an ideal way to automate tasks involving Aiven at every stage of your workflow.

Common use cases for the Aiven API:

  • Use with CI (Continuous Integration) to spin up data platforms on Aiven for use during test runs.

  • Integrate with other parts of your existing automation setup to achieve complex tasks.

  • Deploy and tear down development or demo platforms on a schedule.

We make the API available to all Aiven users. It is also the engine behind the Aiven Console, so you should find that all operations are also available through the API.

API quickstart#


Most (but not all) endpoints require authentication. You’ll need an authentication token from the profile section of your Aiven console.

Send this token in the header, using a structure like this, and replacing TOKEN with your actual API token:

Authorization: aivenv1 TOKEN

Read more about Authentication tokens.

Handling JSON responses#

The Aiven API returns information in JSON format, sometimes a lot of information. This is perfect for machines but not ideal for humans. Try a tool like jq ( to make things easier to read and manipulate.

Further reading#

Here are some more resources for you: