Migrating from Web Services to API Connect

Summary β€’ You may be able to migrate from WSRR to API Connect if you are doing only runtime governance, and not doing design time governance β€’ API Connect can model your metadata on APIs β€’ API Connect can be used as an API Catalog β€’ API Connect offers sophisticated service gateway functionality and rich API analytics β€’ You can...  Continue reading Migrating from Web Services to API Connect

API Monetization – What Does It Really Mean?

Every time I get into a conversation about API Monetization I feel like quoting from The Princess Bride, β€œI do not believe that word means what you think it means.” Many businesses are excited about APIs and the API Economy and have heard of a terrific opportunity for API Monetization. This is true,...  Continue reading API Monetization – What Does It Really Mean?

Augmenting Existing Web Services with API Connect

Summary β€’ You can expose your existing SOAP or REST services as System APIs in API Connect. β€’ You can invoke an existing SOAP service as part of a new REST API. β€’ SOAP services stored in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be searched and added from the API Manager UI. β€’ You can load WSDL and XSD...  Continue reading Augmenting Existing Web Services with API Connect

Deploying DataPower into IBM Cloud private

Deploying DataPower into IBM Cloud private Learn how to deploy IBM DataPower Gateway in the IBM Kubernetes-based private cloud, by using Helm Charts. Overview Skill Level: Beginner This recipe describes how to deploy IBM DataPower, IBM’s Gateway, into IBM Cloud private, our new Kubernetes-based private cloud, using helm charts and persistent volumes. Ingredients IBM Cloud private 2.1 Kubectl command line ...  Continue reading Deploying DataPower into IBM Cloud private

Do I really need API Connect? Why is my registry & repository solution not enough?

Summary β€’ APIs enable you to bring new digital services to market quickly β€’ A traditional Registry and Repository does not meet the need for API Management β€’ IBM API Connect enables management and creation of APIs β€’ You can move from a traditional Registry and Repository to API Connect for some scenarios The business need for an API Management...  Continue reading Do I really need API Connect? Why is my registry & repository solution not enough?
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Integrate third party OAuth provider (Google) to secure APIs

In this tutorial you will learn how to secure an API with an access token from Google, when Google is the OAuth provider. The API Connect API Security definition uses the Appid for its identity and the OAuth Token Introspection support. Google does not support the OAuth Token introspection support (RFC 7662) standard, so...  Continue reading Integrate third party OAuth provider (Google) to secure APIs

Two Factor Authentication (TFA) for Robust and Modern API Portal Security

APIs allow external parties to access an organizations sensitive back-end systems, thus keeping security practices up to date is paramount. User name and password are the first level of security for any user trying to access an organizations APIs from their API Portal. This first level of security can easily be breached by hackers so...  Continue reading Two Factor Authentication (TFA) for Robust and Modern API Portal Security

Installing the IBM Service Oriented Architecture Transfer Tool and performing a connection test

Introduction The IBM Service Oriented Architecture Transfer Tool provides a command-line tool for transferring services and their metadata from IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) to API Connect. The tool can transfer SOAP and REST services from WSRR and take the service metadata from WSRR: properties, classifications, state. The tool takes a set of services...  Continue reading Installing the IBM Service Oriented Architecture Transfer Tool and performing a connection test

IBM API Connect extension for Visual Studio Code

Introduction IBM API Connect is a solution for creating, running, and securing APIs. The API creation process is completely automated, and you can easily customize the generated code by using source editors such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Available for download at https://code.visualstudio.com, Visual Studio code features Intellisense, a variety of editing enhancements including...  Continue reading IBM API Connect extension for Visual Studio Code