Our API uses the REST architectural style, which means we provide unsurprising, resource-oriented URLs and take advantage of built-in HTTP response codes, authentication, verbs, and other features.

We allow cross-site requests from any domain, and return JSON responses.

Working with APIs

While you can work directly with our APIs if you’d like, most users will find it more convenient to work through one of the available SDKs. For new users, we tend to recommend Qiskit, and have provided a getting started guide for it.

System status

We continuously report the status of our APIs and our QPU fleet at https://status.ionq.co/. On that page, you can subscribe for automated updates when we perform maintenance or experience an outage.

System status is also displayed within the IonQ Quantum Cloud application on the Backends page.