Use the Dynatrace API to automate your monitoring tasks and export different types of data into your third-party reporting and analysis tools. API communication ensures safety by using secured communication via the HTTPS protocol.
You can access all Dynatrace API endpoints using the API Explorer.
- Latest Dynatrace: in the Dock, use Search to find and select Access tokens, then select the Dynatrace API Explorer link.
- Previous Dynatrace: open the user menu from the previous Dynatrace web UI, scroll down to Dynatrace API, and select the API section you're interested in.
Alternatively, you can access the API Explorer via a direct link:
- Dynatrace Managed
- Dynatrace SaaS
Authentication in the API Explorer
Select the lock icon next to any end point to display information about the API tokens that secure that endpoint. Each endpoint requires a specific token type.
You can also unlock all endpoints by selecting Authorize. In the displayed dialog, you can then see which token permissions are necessary for each API endpoint. By entering your API token into the global Available authorizations dialog, you can unlock all related API endpoints.
Try out an API call
Once you've entered your API token, you can directly execute API calls within the API explorer. Just select Try it out to open the parameter section of the selected API endpoint, where you can enter additional parameters and modify the request payload before executing it by selecting Execute.