How to fetch a Figma document using their API in Nodejs

Posted on October 3, 2021

Here the javascript snippet to retrieve the JSON version of a Figma document.

Remember that you need a valid API-TOKEN for such operation in you user settings, also known as personal access tokens.

First, a couple of settings for our axios configuration:

const docId = '<YOUR-DOCUMENT-ID>'

const options = {
    headers: {
      'X-Figma-Token': '<YOUR-PERSONAL-ACCESS-TOKEN>'

Then, the actual fetch:

axios(`${docId}`, options).then(data => {
  const file =

The file variable will contain the JSON description of the whole Figma file.