How to create new droplet using API v2

Posted September 10, 2015 8.4k views

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

  • 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

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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":"","region":"nyc3","size":"512mb","image":"ubuntu-14-04-x64","ssh_keys":null,"backups":false,"ipv6":true,"user_data":null,"private_networking":null}' \

Try it on