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The mako/open-api package allows you to generate a OpenApi specification using attributes or docblock annotations and to generate routes based on the specification.


First you'll need to install the package as a dependency to your project.

composer require mako/open-api

Next you'll need to add the package to the cli section of the packages configuration array in the application.php config file.

'cli' =>

And finally replace the contents of your routes.php file with the following:


use mako\openapi\generators\routing\Runtime;

if(file_exists(__DIR__ . '/openapi.php'))
	include __DIR__ . '/openapi.php';
	(new Runtime($routes))->generateFromYamlFile(dirname(MAKO_APPLICATION_PATH) . '/openapi.yml');


You can build an OpenApi specification using a tool like Apicurito or by documenting your code using attributes or docblock annotations. To check out the syntax head over to the zircote/swagger-php documentation.

If you want to generate a specification file based on your documentation then you can do so by running the open-api:generate-spec command.

To generate a cached route file for production then you'll have to run the open-api:generate-routes command.

Note that you have to set the operationId parameter to the fully qualified method name (e.g. app\controllers\Index::welcome) of your controller action for the route generator to work.

openapi: 3.0.2
    title: Mako
    version: 1.0.0
    description: Mako example application.
        summary: Displays a welcome page.
            operationId: 'app\controllers\Index::welcome'