Do APIs Cause Channel Issues and Loss of Direct Customer Interaction?

“I want to drive potential customers to come to my web site or Mobile App. If I make my APIs available, customers may not come directly to me.” “I don’t want to give up control of the User Interface to another company - even a partner. I want to control the client experience.” I was...  Continue reading Do APIs Cause Channel Issues and Loss of Direct Customer Interaction?

Using third party OAuth providers to secure APIs

It is possible, and even increasingly common, to secure API access using third party OAuth providers. This article examines the requirements and procedures needed to integrate third party OAuth providers with API Connect. There are two common architectures: APIC as enforcement point; or APIC as token provider (third party enforcement). APIC Enforcement A third party provides the...  Continue reading Using third party OAuth providers to secure APIs

Why Choose IBM API Connect?

Many businesses are considering an API Management software purchase and I am often asked why they should choose IBM’s product – IBM API Connect. I thought I would use this blog to address this question without even discussing the capabilities and features of the product! Why not talk about the capabilities and features?...  Continue reading Why Choose IBM API Connect?