AURA is an API specification for music libraries. Music players—from HTML5 applications to mobile apps to embedded devices—use AURA to access servers that host catalogs of music. An AURA server can act as a personal alternative to centralized cloud services like Spotify or Rdio.

The AURA protocol is a lightweight and open alternative to DLNA or DAAP.

The API specification is organized as a core API that reflects the basic concepts and optional extensions. While not every sever will implement the same extensions, clients can assume that those that do will implement them in the same way.


Also see the complete list of endpoints.