WSO2EASY - Determining API Visibility, Subscriptions and invocation in WSO2 API Manager 2.1.0

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 16 Nov, 2017

When you define an API in the WSO2 API Manager you have three options that will govern API visibility. These options are:

  1. Public
  2. Visible to My Domain
  3. Restricted by Roles

When you define the API you can also determine who can subscribe to an API. The choices here are:

  1. Available to the current tenant only
  2. Available to all tenants
  3. Available to specific tenants

In this WSO2EASY blog we will look at these options and see to what extent they work. For instance, when an API is published as Public but later is changed to Restricted by Roles, does that impact existing subscribers?

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Topics: WSO2 API

WSO2EASY - Publishing to Multiple API Stores with WSO2 API Manager

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 2 Nov, 2017

Normally, when you publish an API it will be available in one store. Given the visibility settings it will either be publicly visible, visible to a domain or specific to a role. But what if you want to publish to one or two external API stores as well? Can you do that? Yes you can, quite easily actually. But there are some caveats that you need to be aware of.

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Topics: WSO2 API, API

Make Money with APIs using WSO2 API Manager (Part 1)

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 12 Oct, 2017

WSO2’s API Manager supports the Monetization of API’s. In layman’s terms: it allows you to make money with the API’s you or your organization are offering.

For many organizations, monetization is not something they would consider. Governments often offer a service to the public with their API’s. However, API’s can have real value for people or organizations, so much even that they are willing to pay for it. In the Netherlands, the ‘Kadaster’ collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. Part of the information is free, part is paid. If you want to know what a house has sold for, you can text them with with the zipcode / house / apt number and get the last know sales price. This is only EUR 1.50 and for house buyers this can be valuable information.

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Topics: WSO2 API

API Management - the Five stages of API Adoption

Posted by Hans Bot on 22 Aug, 2017

Today, APIs are the new frontier in IT strategy and architecture. No matter in what industry you’re looking, doing business digitally is high on the agenda – and APIs are an essential part of the digital menu. At Yenlo, we’re enjoying the fortune of working with many companies who are building APIs and implementing API Management for those APIs. Although there are many differences across the different engagements we’re in, there are also remarkable similarities. Similarities in the kind of challenges companies face. And, similarities in the growth paths these companies travel over.

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, API Strategy

WSO2TORIAL: Creating a custom handler for the WSO2 API Manager 2.1.0

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 20 Jul, 2017

The WSO2 API Manager is the solution for management, monitoring and monetization of API’s. The current version of the API Manager is a complete solution that consists of a number of components that work seamlessly together.

To give a high-level overview, the API Manager consists of several individual components:

  1. API Publisher
  2. API Store
  3. API Gateway
  4. API Key Manager
  5. Traffic Manager
  6. Analytics
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Topics: WSO2 API, API, Custom Handler