Azure Resource Manager REST APIs are the heart of interacting with Azure, and form the connecting glue between your applications and Azure. They are described by specifications conforming to the OpenAPI Specification (formally known as Swagger 2.0). The OpenAPI specification provides a standard, language-agnostic interface to REST APIs.

The Open API Initiative is part of the Linux Foundation and run under an open governence structure. It is focused on creating, evolving and promotin a vendor neutral description format.

Test Drive Azure REST APIs

Select the Azure management API, Click Authorize, and start interacting with the management APIs.

When you execute each API, you will see all of the HTTP details used. You'll even get a curl command you can execute from your shell. Thank you to SwaggerUI and OpenAPI Initiative.