Tapis Artifacts & Architecture

In this section we provide an overview of the Tapis system architecture and a reference to all Tapis artifacts and code repositories.

API Specification

Tapis consists of independent services communicating with each other via the HTTP protocol. Each Tapis service specifies its API contract using Open API v3:

A complete listing of the API contracts for all Tapis services is available from the Tapis Live Docs website.


All Tapis services as well as the official tooling, including the Tapis CLI and Python SDK, make use of the service API specifications internally.

Micro-Service Architecture

While each Tapis service is developed independently, for the most part, services adhere to the following reference architecture: