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An Overview of the Admin API

The Google App Engine Admin API is a RESTful API for managing your App Engine applications regardless of programming language. The Admin API provides programmatic access to several of the App Engine administrative operations that are found in the Google Cloud console.

After configuring authentication, you can begin managing your apps, including deploying versions of applications and managing the amount of traffic to those versions.

With the Admin API, you can manage your App Engine applications in manners that best suit your environment or process. For example, the Admin API provides you with:

  • An integration point for your development and build tools.
  • Tighter control around deploying new versions, including the ability to automate traffic migration between two versions or traffic splitting across one or more versions.
  • The ability to programmatically manage applications across multiple Google Cloud projects.

Tip: You can use client libraries to interact with Google App Engine Admin API. For information about the available programming languages, see Using Client Libraries.