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Mocks-server administration api client

This package provides an API client for administrating Mocks Server through HTTP requests to the Admin API plugin.

Requests to the Mocks Server administration API are made using cross-fetch, which makes this package compatible with browsers and Node.js environments, but, if you are going to build a browser application, you'll probably prefer to use the @mocks-server/admin-api-client-data-provider package, which uses Data Provider, and works well with Redux, React, etc.


npm install --save @mocks-server/admin-api-client

The UMD build is also available on unpkg. When UMD package is loaded, it creates a mocksServerAdminApiClient global object containing all methods and classes.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/@mocks-server/admin-api-paths/dist/index.umd.js"></script>
<script src="https://unpkg.com/@mocks-server/admin-api-client/dist/index.umd.js"></script>

NOTE: The umd distribution is bundled with the cross-fetch dependency, but it requires the @mocks-server/admin-api-paths dependency to be added separately.


Import and create a new AdminApiClient class. All methods described in the Api return Promises when executed (except the configClient method):

import { AdminApiClient } from "@mocks-server/admin-api-client";

const example = async () => {
  const adminApiClient = new AdminApiClient();

  const { version } = await adminApiClient.readAbout();
  console.log(`Current Admin API plugin version is ${versions.adminApi}`);

  const currentConfig = await adminApiClient.readConfig();
  console.log("Current Mocks Server config is", JSON.stringify(currentConfig));

  await adminApiClient.updateConfig({
    mock: {
      collections: {
        selected: "user-super-admin"
      routes: {
        delay: 1000
  console.log("Collection and delay changed");



new AdminApiClient()

Returns an instance containing next methods:

  • readAbout() - Returns info about the Admin API plugin, such as current version.
  • readConfig() - Returns current configuration.
  • updateConfig(configObject) - Updates Mocks Server configuration. A configuration object has to be provided. Read the Mocks Server configuration docs for further info.
  • readAlerts() - Returns array of current alerts.
  • readAlert(alertId) - Returns an specific alert.
  • readCollections() - Returns available collections.
  • readCollection(id) - Returns a collection by ID.
  • readRoutes() - Returns available routes.
  • readRoute(id) - Returns a route by ID.
  • readVariants() - Returns available route variants.
  • readVariant(id) - Returns a route variant by ID.
  • readCustomRouteVariants() - Returns current custom route variants of the current collection.
  • useRouteVariant(id) - Sets a custom route variant to be used by current collection.
  • restoreRouteVariants() - Restore route variants to those defined in current collection.
  • configClient(clientConfig) - Changes the client configuration.
    • clientConfig <Object> - It should be an object containing any of next properties:
      • port - <Number> - Changes the client port. Default is 3110.
      • host - <String> - Changes the client host. Default is
      • https - <Boolean> - If true, changes the client protocol to "https". Default is false.
      • agent - <http.Agent | https.Agent> - A custom agent can be provided. This is useful in Node.js environments in order to make able to request to https APIs with self-signed certificates (see example below).


By default, clients are configured to request to, based in the default options of Mocks Server Plugin Admin API

You can change the host, port and protocol of the administration API using the configClient method:

import { AdminApiClient } from "@mocks-server/admin-api-client";

const apiClient = new AdminApiClient();
  host: "localhost",
  port: 3500,
  https: true,

Requesting to APIs with https enabled and self-signed certificate

When the administration API is started with https enabled using a self-signed certificate, and the client is used in Node.js, a custom agent can be provided in order to avoid unauthorized rejections:

import https from "https";
import { AdminApiClient } from "@mocks-server/admin-api-client";

const httpsAgent = new https.Agent({
  rejectUnauthorized: false,

const apiClient = new AdminApiClient();
  host: "localhost",
  port: 3500,
  https: true,
  agent: httpsAgent


Contributors are welcome. Please read the contributing guidelines and code of conduct.


npm i @mocks-server/admin-api-client

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