REST API guide

Instructions on how to interact with REST API and getting swagger documentation.

To access swagger documentation you need to be authorized.

Automatically generated Swagger documentation for Django REST API is available on <cvat_origin>/api/swagger(default: localhost:8080/api/swagger).

Swagger documentation is visible on allowed hosts, Update environment variable in docker-compose.yml file with cvat hosted machine IP or domain name. Example - ALLOWED_HOSTS: 'localhost,'.

Make a request to a resource stored on a server and the server will respond with the requested information. The HTTP protocol is used to transport a data. Requests are divided into groups:

  • auth - user authorization queries
  • comments - requests to post/delete comments to issues
  • issues - update, delete and view problem comments
  • jobs -requests to manage the job
  • lambda - requests to work with lambda function
  • projects - project management queries
  • restrictions - requests for restrictions
  • reviews -adding and removing the review of the job
  • server - server information requests
  • tasks - requests to manage tasks
  • users - user management queries

Besides it contains Models. Models - the data type is described using a  schema object.

Each group contains queries related to a different types of HTTP methods such as: GET, POST, PATCH, DELETE, etc. Different methods are highlighted in different color. Each item has a name and description. Clicking on an element opens a form with a name, description and settings input field or an example of json values.

To find out more, read swagger specification.

To try to send a request, click Try it now and type Execute. You’ll get a response in the form of Curl, Request URL and Server response.