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n8n public REST API#

Using n8n's public API, you can programmatically perform many of the same tasks as you can in the GUI. This section introduces n8n's REST API, including:

n8n provides an n8n API node to access the API in your workflows.

Learn about REST APIs#

The API documentation assumes you are familiar with REST APIs. If you're not, these resources may be helpful:

Use the API playground (self-hosted n8n only)

Trying out the API in the playground can help you understand how APIs work. If you're worried about changing live data, consider setting up a test workflow, or test n8n instance, to explore safely.