Creates an API proxy. The API proxy created will not be accessible at runtime until it is deployed to an environment. Create a new API proxy by setting the name query parameter to the name of the API proxy. Import an API proxy configuration bundle stored in zip format on your local machine to your organization by doing the following: * Set the name query parameter to the name of the API proxy. * Set the action query parameter to import. * Set the Content-Type header to multipart/form-data. * Pass as a file the name of API proxy configuration bundle stored in zip format on your local machine using the file form field. Note: To validate the API proxy configuration bundle only without importing it, set the action query parameter to validate. When importing an API proxy configuration bundle, if the API proxy does not exist, it will be created. If the API proxy exists, then a new revision is created. Invalid API proxy configurations are rejected, and a list of validation errors is returned to the client.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: apigee1 --scope <scope> organizations apis-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <parent> (string)
    • Required. Name of the organization in the following format: organizations/{org}

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  content-type: string
  data: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . content-type=sanctus
    • The HTTP Content-Type header value specifying the content type of the body.
  • data=lorem
    • The HTTP request/response body as raw binary.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p action=string

    • Action to perform when importing an API proxy configuration bundle. Set this parameter to one of the following values: * import to import the API proxy configuration bundle. * validate to validate the API proxy configuration bundle without importing it.
  • -p name=string

    • Name of the API proxy. Restrict the characters used to: A-Za-z0-9._-
  • -p validate=boolean

    • Ignored. All uploads are validated regardless of the value of this field. Maintained for compatibility with Apigee Edge API.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").