Converting Swagger specification JSON to HTML documentation


For some REST APIs written in PHP, I was asked to create Swagger documentation, and since I was not aware of any easy way of adding annotations to those existing APIs and create such a documentation, I used this editor to generate some for now.

I saved the JSON and YAML files created using that editor, and now I need to create the final interactive Swagger documentation (this statement might sound naive and vague).

Can someone please let me know how I can convert the Swagger JSON specification file to actual Swagger documentation?

I am on the Windows platform and do not know anything about Ant/Maven.

This question is tagged with yaml swagger swagger-php

~ Asked on 2014-09-12 03:57:56

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I was not satisfied with swagger-codegen when I was looking for a tool to do this, so I wrote my own. Have a look at bootprint-swagger

The main goal compared to swagger-codegen is to provide an easy setup (though you'll need nodejs). And it should be easy to adapt styling and templates to your own needs, which is a core functionality of the bootprint-project

~ Answered on 2015-06-28 06:25:30


Try to use redoc-cli.

I was using bootprint-openapi by which I was generating a bunch of files (bundle.js,, index.html, main.css and and then you can convert it into a single .html file using html-inline to generate a simple index.html file.

Then I found redoc-cli very easy to to use and output is really-2 awesome, a single and beautiful index.html file.


npm install -g redoc-cli


redoc-cli bundle -o index.html swagger.json

~ Answered on 2018-06-22 07:45:29

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