This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and is probably outdated. The extension maintainer should switch to the new system. Details on how to use the rendering mechanism can be found here.

Installation Guide

Describes how to manage the extension from a developer’s point of view.

Target group: Developers


  1. Install the extension from TER (sources are available on our GitHub repository).

In the context of a fully Composer setup, add in your root composer.json the following lines before doing a `composer update`.

"require": {
        "aoe/restler": "2.*"
"autoload": {
        "psr-0": {
                "Luracast\\Restler\\": "vendor/luracast/restler/vendor"

Because we are using a forked version of Restler (in order to be able to tag a stable version), you also need to add the following to your composer.json file.

"repositories": [
        "type": "vcs",
        "url": ""
  1. Configure this TYPO3-Extension (in TYPO3 Extension-Manager; e.g. enable the online documentation of your REST-API). See the "Screenshots" section as well.
  2. (Optional, but recommended) Install the TYPO3 Extension "TYPO3 Restler Examples".
  3. Make the .htaccess changes described below:

The ".htaccess" file needs to be changed in order to make the REST API available.

# The api_explorer/.* MUST not hit TYPO3 (index.php) otherwise the requests will fail.
# This / (target) is only to prevent this to happen.
RewriteRule ^api_explorer/.*$ / [NC,QSA,L]

For Nginx use following rule

location ~^/api_explorer/ {
        rewrite ^/api_explorer/(.*)$ / last;

When this is done, than you can call the online documentation of your REST API via this URL:

You also can call your REST API via this URL: