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Rocket Validator API

The Rocket Validator API lets you manage your site validation reports and related data like schedules, mutings, devices and guest accounts sending conventional HTTP requests to a standard JSON API.

Current version

The Rocket Validator API is currently in version v1.

All endpoints have the prefix:{endpoint}

For brevity and legibility, the examples might omit the prefix, so instead of this:


we'll use this:

GET /api/v1/reports

API Quick Start

To start working with the Rocket Validator API, all you need is to sign up for a new account and then generate an API token. Check out the Authorization section to learn how to use this API token to identify your requests.

Example Request

To retrieve the data you need from Rocket Validator, you just need to perform a standard GET, POST, PATCH or DELETE request to the appropiate endpoint. Here are some examples in different programming languages, and below is a cheatsheet on the most common endpoints.

Example code

curl --request GET \
     --url \
     --header 'authorization: Bearer $API_TOKEN'
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("")

http =, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request =
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer $API_TOKEN'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
# Install the gem from

require 'rocketvalidator'

RocketValidator::V1::Resource.with_api_token(ENV["ROCKET_API_TOKEN"]) do
    page = 0
    reports =

    while reports do
        page = page + 1
        puts "\nPage #{page}: #{reports.length} reports found."

        reports.each do |report|

        reports =
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = ""

headers = { 'authorization': "Bearer $API_TOKEN" }

conn.request("GET", "/api/v1/reports", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data =


$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
    CURLOPT_URL => "",
        "authorization: Bearer $API_TOKEN"

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);


if ($err) {
    echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
    echo $response;
var http = require("https");

var options = {
    "method": "GET",
    "hostname": "",
    "port": null,
    "path": "/api/v1/reports",
    "headers": {
        "content-length": "0",
        "authorization": "Bearer $API_TOKEN"

var req = http.request(options, function (res) {
    var chunks = [];

    res.on("data", function (chunk) {

    res.on("end", function () {
        var body = Buffer.concat(chunks);

HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("")
.header("authorization", "Bearer $API_TOKEN")
import Foundation

let headers = ["authorization": "Bearer $API_TOKEN"]

let postData = NSData(data: "".data(using: String.Encoding.utf8)!)

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "GET"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
if (error != nil) {
} else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse


GET is the default method

In the cURL example above we're explicitly specifying the GET kind of request, but as it's the default, in the rest of the documentation you'll often see that we omit it.

Also, there's no need for the --url parameter and you can just pass the URL endpoint like this:

curl \
   --header 'authorization: Bearer $API_TOKEN'


Create a Report

Send a POST request to /api/v1/reports with a JSON payload including the parameters:

  • starting_url. The initial URL where the Spider will start on. Required.
  • max_pages. The Spider will recursively follow internal links found until this limit is reached. Optional, defaults to 10.

Example: POST /api/v1/reports

    "data": {
        "attributes": {
            "starting_url": "",
            "max_pages": 100

List your Reports

GET /api/v1/reports

Get a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID

Delete a Report

DELETE /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID

Web Pages

List the Web Pages on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages

Get a Web Page on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages/$WEB_PAGE_ID

Accessibility Issues Pro

List A11Y issues on a Web Page

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages/$WEBPAGE_ID/a11y_issues

Get an A11Y issue on a Web Page

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages/$WEBPAGE_ID/a11y_issues/$ISSUE_ID

HTML Issues

List HTML issues on a Web Page

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages/$WEBPAGE_ID/html_issues.

Get an HTML issue on a Web Page

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/web_pages/$WEBPAGE_ID/html_issues/$ISSUE_ID.

Common Accessibility Issues Pro

List Common A11Y issues on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/common_a11y_issues

Get a Common A11Y issue on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/common_a11y_issues/$COMMON_A11Y_ISSUE_ID

Common HTML Issues

List Common HTML issues on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/common_html_issues

Get a Common HTML issue on a Report

GET /api/v1/reports/$REPORT_ID/common_html_issues/$COMMON_HTML_ISSUE_ID

Mutings Pro

List your Mutings

GET /api/v1/mutings

Get a Muting

GET /api/v1/mutings/$MUTING_ID

Schedules Pro

List your Schedules

GET /api/v1/schedules

Get a Schedule

GET /api/v1/schedules/$SCHEDULE_ID

Devices Pro

List all Devices

GET /api/v1/devices

Get a Device

GET /api/v1/devices/$DEVICE_ID

Guest Accounts Pro

List all your Guest Accounts

GET /api/v1/guest_accounts

Get a Guest Account

GET /api/v1/guest_accounts/$GUEST_ACCOUNT_ID

API Costs

The Rocket Validator API is available to all users at no additional cost. Usage is measured in credits, at a rate of one credit per 1,000 API requests. This allows users to integrate the API into their workflow while ensuring that our resource usage remains within reasonable limits.

For instance, to obtain the initial data for a 1,000-page web page validation report, it requires 11 credits to make a single call to the reporting endpoint and 10 calls to retrieve the data for the 1,000 web pages (with a pagination of 100 items).

In terms of reducing API costs, it is advisable to consider the following:

  • Make fewer API calls. For instance, if the integration is in the form of a script embedded in a website, rather than integrating it in the footer of the site, consider integrating it only within a page dedicated to the accessibility of the site.
  • Consider caching the results so that the data is retained for a period of time, rather than having to consult it constantly.
  • Use a high page size when paginating results, so you get more data in each API request.

API Rate Limit

Currently the Rocket Validator is not rate limited, but it will be soon, to ensure reasonable limits in our resource usage.