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Build the Apps You Want

Create your own dev tools with the Linode API. Build scripts and applications to automatically handle repeatable tasks. The Linode API provides access to every part of the Linode platform. Deploy Kubernetes clusters, attach Block Storage volumes, configure NodeBalancers, manage users, and more. All response data is returned in JSON for easy parsing and filtering.

Third-party Integrations and Plugins

A range of third-party integrations consume the Linode API. Describe your infrastructure as code with Linode’s Terraform provider or manage your Linode Kubernetes clusters with Rancher.

Programmatically Manage Your Account

Automate account management. View everything from invoices to billing with the Linode API endpoints.

Secure Authentication

Never worry about unauthorized modifications to your account. Access tokens are required for every request to the API and OAuth is available for applications with multiple users.

Pricing and Availability

Access to the Linode API is available at no charge across all regions.

Technical Specifications

  • RESTful API
  • Responses formatted using JSON
  • Authorization is provided through user-level Personal Access Tokens. These tokens can expire and provide customizable access/permissions to an account.
  • HTTPS-only to ensure connections are secure and private

Limits and Considerations

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