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    This library can be used for generating NoFlo components for accessing any REST API described by Swagger/OpenAPI. Each API method will get its own component, with the top-level parameters becoming separate inports.

    Declarative usage

    In Node.js NoFlo projects it is possible to register Swagger files for component generation by declaring them in your package.json. Example:

      "version": "...",
      "dependencies": {
      "noflo": {
        "swagger": {
          "petstore": {
            "url": ""

    This would generate a component for each Swagger pet store method using the petstore namespace. So you'd get components like petstore/FindPetByID.

    Usage as a library

    It is also possible to use noflo-swagger-client as a library, registering NoFlo components programmatically. This is useful for example when utilizing noflo-nodejs as a library.

    const loader = new noflo.ComponentLoader(process.cwd());
    const def = {
      url: '',
    loader.listComponents(() => {
      registerSwaggerComponents(loader, 'petstore', def))
        .then(() => {
          console.log('Components registered!');

    Assembly line components

    This library can also create NoFlo Assembly Line compatible components. Just add assembly: true to the API definition parameters.

    In package.json:

      "dependencies": {
      "noflo": {
        "swagger": {
          "petstore": {
            "url": "",
            "assembly": true

    These components will only contain in and out ports. The key parameter of the input message will be used as request parameters, and the API response will be written as the message parameter response. Error handling is handled using the noflo-assembly conventions.

    Populating authorization data from environment variables

    In addition to registering authorization keys via the API definition passed to NoFlo Swagger Client initially, it can also be done via environment variables. This is especially useful when generating the components in the declarative way.

    The environment variables supported are formatted with SWAGGER_<NAMESPACE>_<KEYNAME>. For example to populate the API key to the pet store API used as example above, you'd set it with SWAGGER_PETSTORE_APIKEY. With this, all components needing API key authentication will set the api_key header to the value from the environment variable.

    Loading Swagger definitions from the file system

    By default the Swagger definitions are requested from their supplied URL. It is however possible to pass a local file instead by giving its path via the file parameter, replacing the normal url parameter.

    Component icons

    Custom icon can be set for a library by adding an icon key to the definition.


    • 0.4.0 (2021-01-15)
      • Added support for loading Swagger definitions from local files
    • 0.3.0 (2020-12-11)
      • Updated for the latest noflo-assembly
    • 0.2.3 (2020-09-21)
      • Added safety to Assembly components in case there is no definition for an API route
    • 0.2.2 (2020-09-16)
      • Added custom icon support
    • 0.2.1 (2020-09-16)
      • Added support for populating authorization keys from environment variables
    • 0.2.0 (2020-09-15)
    • 0.1.1 (2020-09-11)
      • Improved test coverage
    • 0.1.0 (2020-09-09)
      • Initial release


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