Preservation API

OpenAPI Definition:

Getting started

Preservation API is a RESTful API that allows you to manage your preservation requests.

For each supported document type, you can create a preservation request, check the status of the request, and download the preserved document receipt.

Depending on the country and document type, the metadata we ask you to create a preservation request may vary. Each API resurce has the required and optional field listed in the documentation.


The API is available in the following environments:

  • sandbox is the environment to use for testing purposes. It is not connected to the production systems and the documents sent to the API are not preserved for real. The base URL is
  • production is the environment to use for real preservation requests. You will be billed for each preservation request sent to the API. The base URL is


You can find all the information about the authentication here.