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DE-CIX API: Simplifying IX services


DE-CIX offers its customers an API (Application Programming Interface) to easily order, configure, and cancel interconnection services. It is based on IX-API, an industry standard developed for provisioning interconnection at Internet Exchanges. It supports fully end-to-end automated processes.  

An extensive documentation of how the DE-CIX API works is available at the IX-API website. 

The DE-CIX API fully adheres to the IX-API standard. 

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Designed and developed by AMS-IX, DE-CIX, and LINX, the three leading global Internet Exchanges.

How to use the DE-CIX API 

The DE-CIX API can only be used by DE-CIX customers and partners. If you want to use it, the following steps are necessary: 

  • Request an API Key and an API Secret via the DE-CIX Portal and accept the “DE-CIX API Terms of use”.
  • Download the API key and the associated secret.
  • Depending on the API version you are using, the API endpoints for your requests are or

For more details on how to use the API, please have a look at the getting started section on the IX-API website or download the DE-CIX API handbook.

Automated processes, cost-efficient, and fast 

Using the API offers several benefits. It reduces the time for ordering, configuring and cancelling interconnection services from days to minutes. The API is available 24/7/365 and it requires less cost and effort per transaction. As you can use the industry standard IX-API language for multiple Internet Exchanges, implementation costs are reduced to a minimum. 

More information can be found on the IX-API website. If you have any questions regarding the DE-CIX API, please contact us at