How to create new droplet using API v2

September 10, 2015 1.3k views
API DigitalOcean

I am trying to create new droplet but i am getting
{
"id": "bad_request",
"message": "Your request body was malformed."
}

i am also tried on the browser
https://www.hurl.it/#top

2 comments
  • Requested Body:

    {
      "ssh_keys" : "",
      "private_networking" : "",
      "name" : "freePlan",
      "region" : "nyc1",
      "ipv6" : false,
      "backups" : false,
      "image" : "ubuntu-12-04-x32",
      "user_data" : "",
      "size" : "512mb"
    }
    
    edited by kamaln7
  • this is also not working

     {
        backups = false;
        image = "ubuntu-12-04-x32";
        ipv6 = true;
        name = freePlan;
        "private_networking" = "";
        region = nyc1;
        size = 512mb;
        "ssh_keys" = "";
        "user_data" = "";
    }
    
    edited by kamaln7
2 Answers

Hi. Can you please post the request body? It need to be valid JSON.

It's hard to say exactly what the problem is without seeing how you are making the request. Here's a working example of using the API via curl to create a new Droplet:

curl -X POST \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_TOKEN_HERE' \
  -d '{"name":"example.com","region":"nyc3","size":"512mb","image":"ubuntu-14-04-x64","ssh_keys":null,"backups":false,"ipv6":true,"user_data":null,"private_networking":null}' \
  "https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets"

Try it on hurl.it

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