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How to create new droplet using API v2

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

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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

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