The API (short for “Application Programming Interface”) is the primary way to communicate with a running Zettelstore. Most integration with other systems and services is done through the API. The web user interface is just an alternative, secondary way of interacting with a Zettelstore.
The API is HTTP-based and uses plain text and JSON as its main encoding format for exchanging messages between a Zettelstore and its client software.
There is an overview zettel that shows the structure of the endpoints used by the API and gives an indication about its use.
If authentication is enabled, most API calls must include an access token that proves the identity of the caller.
- Authenticate an user to obtain an access token
- Renew an access token without costly re-authentication
- Provide an access token when doing an API call
Working with zettel
- Create a new zettel
- Retrieve metadata and content of an existing zettel
- Retrieve metadata of an existing zettel
- Retrieve evaluated metadata and content of an existing zettel in various encodings
- Retrieve parsed metadata and content of an existing zettel in various encodings
- Retrieve references of an existing zettel
- Retrieve context of an existing zettel
- Retrieve unlinked references to an existing zettel
- Retrieve zettel order within an existing zettel
- Update metadata and content of a zettel
- Rename a zettel
- Delete a zettel