OpenAPIs development guidelines

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OpenAPI developement guidelines for ETSI NFV SOL working group. More general recommendations can be found at Forge OpenAPI Gudelines.

API development

General guidelines

Root API files

Since the specification requires the apiVersion be after apiName in the resource path, each interface will have a separate OpenAPI root file.

In details, paths are required to start with:


the only way to model this with OAS is using separate files for each interface. This will also help readability and clarity.


  • For each deliverable a separate repository is created.
  • The name of the repository should have:
    • Name of deliverable eg. NFV-SOL.GS_002 or
    • Name of the reference point specified, e.g. ve-vnfm

Folder structure

Guidelines on the folder structure for each repository will be available in this section.

Links and contacts

List of repositories

Name Content Leader Link Review link
NFV Overall materials, examples, documentation ETSI CTI
NFV-SOL.GS_002 API definitions for GS 002 ProceraNetworks TBD
NFV-SOL.GS_003 Overall materials, examples, documentation Nokia TBD TBD

If you are willing to contribute or if you want more information, contact ETSI CTI.