Chrome Extension: OpenAPI Spec Generator

The Akita OpenAPI Spec Generator makes it easy to try out our API model generation without installing the Akita Agent. The Spec Generator is a Chrome Extension and works by recording API activity on any AJAX website.

With the Spec Generator, you get:

  • Automatic endpoint detection.
  • Searchable, explorable views of your API.
  • OpenAPI v3.0 spec export.


Akita Account Required

You must have an Akita account to use Akita. You can create an account here.

Get started:

Step 1: Install the Chrome extension

Add the Akita Chrome Extension to Google Chrome.

Step 2: Connect to Akita

In Chrome, navigate to View > Developer > Developer Tools and select the Akita tab.


Create an API key and secret to connect the extension to your Akita account and enter it here.


Click "Click here" to open the Akita app in a new tab. Create a project that describes the service(s) you're observing, such as "chrome-test" or "linkedin-apis". Then switch back to the Akita Chrome Extension and choose your project from the project dropdown menu.


Step 3: Start collecting traffic

Click "Start recording" to start capturing traffic from websites you visit in the main section of your browser tab. Be sure to click through the website to generate API calls to the website's backend service. You can see Akita's progress in the status window in the Chrome extension.


When you've captured some traffic, click "Stop recording". In just a few minutes, Akita will turn the API traffic in to an API model. Click the "Akita app" link to explore your API map and download your API spec in the Akita app.

Now that you're set up, you should be able to generate an OpenAPI spec for any AJAX website. Simply open up the Akita extension in dev tools and press "Record."