Web Service Endpoint

Read Section Information

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


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

Path Parameters


The UUID of the section with information to fetch.

Response Codes


The request was successful.

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

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

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 Read Section Information request retrieves information about a single section. A section is a grouping of articles on a particular topic; for example, Sports, Silicon Valley, or Politics.

Every channel has a default section, even if no other sections are defined. See Add and manage sections in News Publisher Help.


GET /sections/4523e2f6-89fb-4842-b9f2-46514f7ebc6b 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": "2015-03-05T02:49:58Z", "modifiedAt": "2015-03-05T02:49:58Z", "id": "4523e2f6-89fb-4842-b9f2-46514f7ebc6b", "type": "section", "shareUrl": "https://apple.news/ArRPpLPE9QXu3sehS0rvxvA", "links": { "channel": "https://news-api.apple.com/channels/a5164537-3f2e-3569-8ff4-d5ac865e520e", "self": "https://news-api.apple.com/sections/4523e2f6-89fb-4842-b9f2-46514f7ebc6b" }, "name": "Business", "isDefault": false }}

See Also


List All Sections

See a list of available sections in your channel.

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.