Defra API developer portal

Connect your apps to our APIs and integrate with our sandbox environment.

If you are a software developer, you can use the Defra API Developer Portal to learn about and integrate your applications with our RESTful APIs. You will be able to find out more about our RESTful API platform, access detailed API documentation, understand how to integrate your application with our APIs, and how to test your application in the sandbox, before applying to go live.

Warning Currently you can only integrate with our sandbox environment. Production integration will be possible when the APIs have reached Beta.

Getting started

A step-by-step introduction to what our APIs can do and how to get up and running with your own applications.

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Find an API and read the specifications


Learn how to use the defra API and view the available developer resources.

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