Core Platform Team/Initiatives/API Platform

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For API producers and consumers, internal and external to Wikimedia, who need to create, manage, discover, and use APIs, the API Platform is a set of tools, processes, and best practices that empowers APIs as a method for creating and sharing free knowledge.

Different from existing APIs, our product breaks down barriers to entry for consumption and contribution to Wikimedia APIs


The API Platform is a product that empowers API producers and consumers to discover, leverage and expose access to Knowledge as a Service. The API Platform workstream will:

  • Define API principles and streamline processes for consistent user experiences
  • Amplify high impact capabilities by concentrating APIs
  • Design interfaces for producer and consumer  to discover and publish APIs


  • Team members should be adding to our collective set of notes along the way


API Portal OAuth2.0 video explanation