Import the OpenAPI Specification

  A developer or administrator role is required. For information, see User roles.

You have completed your first OpenAPI Specification A standard, language-agnostic description of RESTful APIs that can be read by both humans and machines. Formerly known as Swagger.. This file is identical to the Airport-Data API A programming interface that defines how software can be interacted with by other software. you imported using the URL earlier. Import it into Nintex Automation Cloud and try it for yourself.

Note: If you are importing an OpenAPI Specification written by a third party, ensure that it is less than 1Mb, and that it is a valid OpenAPI specification according to This applies to OpenAPI Specifications imported by URL and uploaded as JSON.

Upload the Xtension

  1. Open your Nintex Automation Cloud tenancy.
  2. Click Xtensions in the dashboard to open the Xtensions page.
  3. Click  in the Private connector list.
  4. Click Choose a file.
  5. Navigate to the OpenAPI Specification on your computer.
  6. Wait for Nintex Automation Cloud to validate the file.
  7. Click Next.
  8. The example Xtension does not use authorization Identifying the requestor of the API using techniques such as a username and password, an API key, or OAuth2.0., so click Next.
  9. Edit the Name of the Xtension, which becomes the name of the action group in the Workflow designer.
  10. Edit the Description of the Xtension. This appears in the Private connector list in the Xtensions page.
  11. Select or upload an icon for the Xtension. This is displayed for each action or event in the Workflow designer
  12. Click Publish.
  13. Create a workflow with the custom action to email airport information to your colleagues.

Next steps

Connect and authenticate with an API