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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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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" = "";
}

Requested Body:

{
  "ssh_keys" : "",
  "private_networking" : "",
  "name" : "freePlan",
  "region" : "nyc1",
  "ipv6" : false,
  "backups" : false,
  "image" : "ubuntu-12-04-x32",
  "user_data" : "",
  "size" : "512mb"
}

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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"

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