OpenAPI contains a list of type
definitions using a superset of JSON
Schema. These are used internally by various OpenAPI compatible tools. I
found myself however wanting to use those schemas separately, outside
existing OpenAPI tooling. Generating separate schemas for types defined
in OpenAPI allows for all sorts of indepent tooling to be build which
can be easily maintained, because the canonical definition is shared.
openapi2jsonschema is implemented in Python. Assuming you have a
Python intepreter and pip installed you should be able to install with:
pip install openapi2jsonschema
This has not yet been widely tested and is currently in a works on my machine state.
The simplest usage is to point the
openapi2jsonschema tool at a URL
containing a JSON (or YAML) OpenAPI definition like so:
This will generate a set of schemas in a
schemas directory. The tool
provides a number of options to modify the output:
$ openapi2jsonschema --help Usage: openapi2jsonschema [OPTIONS] SCHEMA Converts a valid OpenAPI specification into a set of JSON Schema files Options: -o, --output PATH Directory to store schema files -p, --prefix TEXT Prefix for JSON references (only for OpenAPI versions before 3.0) --stand-alone Whether or not to de-reference JSON schemas --kubernetes Enable Kubernetes specific processors --strict Prohibits properties not in the schema (additionalProperties: false) --help Show this message and exit.
My specific usecase was being able to validate a Kubernetes
configuration file without a Kubernetes client like
without the server. For that I have a bash script,
The output from running this script can be seen in the accompanying instrumenta/kubernetes-json-schema.