# API reference

# strapi.admin

This object contains the controllers, models, services and configurations contained in the strapi-admin package.

# strapi.api

This object contains APIs contained in the ./api folder. And by using strapi.api[:name] you can access the controllers, services, the model definition and also the configurations of the ./api/:name folder

# strapi.app

Returns the Koa instance.

# strapi.config

Returns an object that represents the configurations of the project. Every JavaScript or JSON file located in the ./config folder will be parsed into the strapi.config object.

# strapi.controllers

Returns an object of the controllers which is available in the project. Every JavaScript file located in the ./api/**/controllers folder will be parsed into the strapi.controllers object. Thanks to this object, you can access every controller's actions everywhere in the project.

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This object doesn't include the admin's controllers and plugin's controllers.

# strapi.hook

Returns an object of the hooks available in the project. Every folder that follows this pattern strapi-* and located in the ./node_modules or /hooks folder will be mounted into the strapi.hook object.

# strapi.load

Returns a function that parses the configurations, hooks, middlewares and APIs of your app. It also loads the middlewares and hooks with the previously loaded configurations. This method could be useful to update references available through the strapi global variable without having to restart the server. However, without restarting the server, the new configurations will not be taken in account.

# strapi.log

Returns the Logger (Pino) instance.

# strapi.middleware

Returns an object of the middlewares available in the project. Every folder in the ./middlewares folder will be also mounted into the strapi.middleware object.

# strapi.models

Returns an object of models available in the project. Every JavaScript or JSON file located in the ./api/**/models folders will be parsed into the strapi.models object. Also every strapi.models.** object is merged with the model's instance returned by the ORM (Mongoose, Bookshelf). It allows to call the ORM methods through the strapi.models.** object (ex: strapi.models.users.find()).

# strapi.plugins

Returns an object of plugins available within the project. Each plugin object contains the associated controllers, models, services and configurations.

# strapi.query

This utility function allows to bind models with query functions specific to each ORM (e.g: mongoose or bookshelf). For more details, see the Queries section.

# strapi.reload

Returns a function that reloads the entire app (with downtime).

# strapi.router

Returns the Router (Joi router) instance.

# strapi.server

Returns the http.Server instance.

# strapi.services

Returns an object of services available in the project. Every JavaScript file located in the ./api/**/services folders will be parsed into the strapi.services object.

# strapi.start

Returns a function that loads the configurations, middlewares and hooks. Then, it executes the bootstrap file, freezes the global variable and listens the configured port.

# strapi.stop

Returns a function that shuts down the server and destroys the current connections.