How to disable admin-style browsable interface of django-rest-framework?

You just need to remove the browsable API renderer from your list of supported renderers for the view.



Per-view basis:

class MyView(...):
    renderer_classes = [renderers.JSONRenderer]


In many cases I think it’s a shame that folks would choose to disable the browsable API in any case, as it’s a big aid to any developers working on the API, and it doesn’t give them more permissions that they would otherwise have. I can see that there might be business reasons for doing so in some cases, but generally I’d consider it a huge asset. Although, in some cases there may be details shown (like the names of custom actions) that a non-public API may not want to expose.

See also the answer below for more detail about restricting the browsable API renderer to development.

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