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Releases API

Use the Releases API to programmatically create releases. Integrate this API into your deployment workflows so you can document the product changes your team introduces.

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Authorization

This API uses basic authentication, using the API key and secret key for your project. Pass base64-encoded credentials in the request header like {{api-key}}:{{secret-key}}. api-key replaces username, and secret-key replaces the password.

Your authorization header should look something like this:

--header 'Authorization: Basic YWhhbWwsdG9uQGFwaWdlZS5jb206bClwYXNzdzByZAo'

See Find your Amplitude Project API Credentials for help locating your credentials.

Endpoints

Region Endpoint
Standard Server https://amplitude.com/api/2/release
EU Residency Server https://analytics.eu.amplitude.com/api/2/release

Create a release

https://amplitude.com/api/2/release

You can send the release's parameters as a JSON payload, or query parameters.

POST /api/2/release?version=2.2&release_start=2022-01-01 00:00:00&release_end=2022-01-01 00:00:00&title=New Feature&description=Releasing the new paid feature. &platforms=iOS&created_by=&chart_visibility=true HTTP/1.1
Host: amplitude.com
Authorization: Basic {{api-key}}:{{secret-key}}
POST /api/2/release HTTP/1.1
Host: amplitude.com
Authorization: Basic {{api-key}}:{{secret-key}}
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 260


{
  "chart_visibility": "true",
  "created_by": "User",
  "description": "Releasing the new paid feature. ",
  "platforms": "iOS",
  "release_end": "2022-01-01 00:00:00",
  "release_start": "2022-01-01 00:00:00",
  "title": "Big new feature",
  "version": "3.5"
}

Release parameters

Name
Description
version Required. The version of your product corresponding to this release.
release_start Required. Timestamp corresponding to the start of this release in UTC. Must be in this format: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.
release_end Optional. Timestamp corresponding to the end of this release in UTC. Must be in this format: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.
title Required. A name for the release.
description Optional. A description for the release.
platforms Optional. A list of platforms for this release.
created_by Optional. Name of the user creating the release, as a string.
chart_visibility Optional. Defaults to true. When true, indicates that this release should show up on charts as an annotation.

Response

A successful request returns a JSON response with the release's information.

{
    "success": true,
    "release": {
        "id": "xbcehyc",
        "app_id": 50000,
        "org_id": 10001,
        "version": "3.5",
        "release_start": "2022-01-01 00:00:00",
        "release_end": "2022-01-01 00:00:00",
        "type": "integration",
        "title": "Big new feature for iOS",
        "description": "Releasing the new paid feature. ",
        "platforms": [
            "iOS"
        ],
        "chart_visibility": true,
        "params": {
            "created": 1646324226364,
            "created_by": "A User",
            "last_modified": 1646324226364,
            "last_modified_by": "A User"
        }
    }
}

Status codes

Code Message
200 Success
400 Bad Request. Check the message for details.

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