IBM API Connect Developer Guide – Basics

API Connect, REST API, API Manager, Catalog, Developer portal, Manage API

This course is designed to understand the complete API Lifecycle Management from creation of the API to the Retirement of the API. The below listed are the life cycle stages in IBM API connect.

What you’ll learn

  • Detailed knowledge on API lifecycle.
  • Create API specification using built-in policies.
  • Create Proxy endpoint.
  • Create APIs, products and Plan.
  • Create new version of the API and the Product.
  • Analyze the transactions.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Components of API Connect –> 4 lectures • 15min.
  • Create APIs –> 4 lectures • 26min.
  • Products and Plans –> 2 lectures • 31min.
  • Creating and configuring Catalog –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Message transformation –> 5 lectures • 27min.
  • Routing Techniques –> 2 lectures • 29min.
  • Gateway Scripts –> 3 lectures • 14min.
  • API Analytics –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Manage Products and APIs –> 8 lectures • 27min.

IBM API Connect Developer Guide - Basics

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of JSON.

This course is designed to understand the complete API Lifecycle Management from creation of the API to the Retirement of the API. The below listed are the life cycle stages in IBM API connect.

Create an API/Product

Deployment/Running

API security

API Management(Monitoring/Deprecate/Retire etc)

 

The implementation/configuration stage for each lifecycle is explained with the practicals. The focus of the course is to make understand the API Lifecycle concepts with proper examples and to build the integration flows using the policy actions.

The API Manager which is part of the Provider organization provides the UI to create, manage, secure, versioning and retire the APIs. The APIs can be designed using the policies in API manager or the APIs can be imported.  When the APIs are published, it is available in Developer portal. The consumers of this API, register with the Developer portal by creating the appplication. The devloper portal is part of the consumer organization.

API manager governs the API by creating the proxy endpoint and applying the different kinds of policies. Based on the business requirements, the required policies like rate limiting, Client ID enforcement, etc. can be configured. It has the option to create integration flows using different policy actions like switch, log, xslt, Invoke, map, etc.  It provides the Analytics feature to understand the transactions and the load on the system.

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