Assigning Owners to APIs

Assigning owners

In API Catalog, you manage ownership at the API level, where each API represents a group of endpoints. The owners of APIs are called teams.

You can find the teams that own an API on the API page, endpoint side panel, and in the Explorer table. Teams are represented by a pill containing a name like Orders. Click the team name to see additional details like the team members, contact links, and more. Team details are useful to resolve incidents related to specific endpoints.

The team details panel in the endpoint details page, showing the name and communication information for the team that owns the endpoint

To assign owners from the Datadog UI:

  1. Make sure the API endpoints are registered.
  2. From the API column, click the API you want to assign an owner to.
  3. Beside the N/A pill at the top-left, click the pencil icon.
  4. Select a team from the list.
  5. Click Confirm.

To assign owners within the API specification file:

  1. Add the team name to the x-datadog.teamHandle property:
    openapi: 3.0.2
     title: API Name
     description: API Description
     version: 1.0.0
     teamHandle: <dd-team>
  2. Import the OpenAPI/Swagger file.

Further reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: