Tyk APIs

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We have our own APIs and a Postman public workspace.

Tyk Postman Collections

We have a Postman public workspace where you can view, fork and test our Gateway and Dashboard APIs.

Tyk Postman Collections

Tyk Gateway API

This API is very small, and has no granular permissions system. It is used purely for internal automation and integration. It offers the following endpoints:

  • Managing session objects (key generation)
  • Managing and listing API Definitions (only when not using the Dashboard)
  • Hot reloads / reloading a cluster configuration
  • OAuth client creation (only when not using the Dashboard)

This allows you to test, connect to and control your Gateway.

Tyk Dashboard API

The Tyk Dashboard API allows much more fine-grained, secure and multi-user access to your Tyk cluster, and should be used to manage a database-backed Tyk node. The Tyk Dashboard API works seamlessly with the Tyk Dashboard.

Tyk Dashboard Admin API

The Dashboard Admin API is a special bootstrapping API that can be used to set up and provision a Tyk Dashboard instance without the command line and is used by the bootstrap scripts that come with a Tyk Tyk Self-Managed installation. There is no public Postman collection for this API.


The Tyk MDCB API covers all available endpoints for MDCB.

Tyk Portal API

The Tyk Portal API covers all available endpoints for your developer portal.