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Converter from Swagger to Sphinx HTTP domain.

Project description

Swagger is an open specification for documenting REST APIs in JSON or YAML. Imperfect as it is, it’s de facto a standard for many API developers.

This extension lets you render your swagger.json file as a Sphinx document. It uses HTTP domain directives for paths and a glossary for definitions.


This extension was created for a particular project and thus is only guaranteed to work with this particular project! It is very much likely you’ll have to modify swagger-api.rst for your project.


  1. Install the extension:

    $ pip install sphinxcontrib-swagger2sphinx
  2. Copy the content of swagger-api.rst to the file where you want your Swagger file rendered.

  3. Add the extension to your

    extensions = [
  4. Specify the path to your Swagger file in It can be a local path or a URL:

    swagger2sphinx_swagger_location = "swagger.json"
    # swagger2sphinx_swagger_location = ""


Thanks to Eric Holscher for writing an excellent blog post about extending Sphinx with Jinja2 templating.

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