Web Service Endpoint

List All Sections

See a list of available sections in your channel.


GET https://news-api.apple.com/channels/{channelId}/sections

Path Parameters


The UUID of the channel. You can get your channel ID from News Publisher. See Use your CMS with News Publisher in News Publisher Help.

Response Codes


The request was successful.

400 Bad Request
Bad Request
  • MISSING. The section UUID field was not supplied in the request. Key path: articleId.

  • INVALID_TYPE. The value specified for the section is not of the correct type for that field. Key path: articleId

401 Unauthorized

The Authorization header was not supplied. Key path: None.

403 Forbidden

You tried to access a channel your API key does not have permission to access. Key path: None.

404 Not Found
Not Found
  • The endpoint you tried to access does not exist. Key path: None.

  • The section you tried to access does not exist. Key path: sectionId.


A List All Sections request returns a list of all sections for a channel. A section is a grouping of articles on a particular topic; for example, Sports, Silicon Valley, or Politics.

Sections are not created via the API; they are set up separately in News Publisher. See Add and manage sections in News Publisher Help. Every channel has a default section, even if no other sections are defined. The default section URL is included in the Read Channel Information response.


GET /channels/63a75491-2c4d-3530-af91-819be8c3ace0/sections HTTP/1.1Host: news-api.apple.comAccept: application/jsonAuthorization: HHMAC; key="1e3gfc5e-e9f8-4232-a6be-17bf40edad09"; signature="mLtpym3Lgl1300t8cze9wyWOaxkRBKL3j3ztalMjgWs="; date="2015-03-05T02:49:58Z"
HTTP/1.1 200 OKDate: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:53:54 GMTContent-Type: application/json;charset=UTF-8Transfer-Encoding: chunked{ "data": [ { "createdAt": "2015-03-07T00:00:56Z", "modifiedAt": "2015-03-07T00:11:52Z", "id": "0a468272-356f-3b61-afa3-c4f989954180", "type": "section", "shareUrl": "https://apple.news/ArRPpLPE9QXu3sehS0rvxvA", "links": { "channel": "https://news-api.apple.com/channels/63a75491-2c4d-3530-af91-819be8c3ace0", "self": "https://news-api.apple.com/sections/0a468272-356f-3b61-afa3-c4f989954180" }, "name": "Main", "isDefault": true }, { "createdAt": "2015-03-08T00:00:24Z", "modifiedAt": "2015-03-08T00:10:11Z", "id": "0a664711-242f-6b13-1fa1-a6f081549989", "type": "section", "shareUrl": "https://apple.news/ArRPpLPE9QXu3sehS0rvxvB", "links": { "channel": "https://news-api.apple.com/channels/63a75491-2c4d-3530-af91-819be8c3ace0", "self": "https://news-api.apple.com/sections/0a664711-242f-6b13-1fa1-a6f081549989" }, "name": "Sports", "isDefault": false } ]}

See Also


Read Section Information

Get information about the specified section, including its name, its channel, and whether it’s a default section.

Promote Articles in a Section

Set the list of promoted articles for the specified section.

object Section

See the fields returned by the section endpoints.

object SectionLinks

See the links returned by the section endpoints.

object SectionResponse

See which objects make up the section response.

object PromoteArticleRequest

See the required field for the promote article request.

object PromoteArticleResponse

See the field returned by the promote article response.