Compose Database-as-a-Service Help and Documentation

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This is the older REST API and is now deprecated.

Go to the dedicated for details of the current API which works with all Compose databases with the exception of the MongoDB Classic deployments.

The REST API allows you to interact with Compose account and hosted databases with an easy to use JSON API over HTTPS. You will be able to do things such as create, view, and destroy Elastic Deployments and databases, as well as trigger and download backups. If you are looking to interact with the data in your database, it is best to use your language's default MongoDB driver.

Getting Started

To start using the Compose REST API, you will need to do the following:

  1. Sign up for an account at
  2. Create a Personal Access Token for access to the API.

The base API end point is The following headers must be included in every request:

Required Headers:








API Documentation

The sections of the REST API documentation are listed here:

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