Securing APIs using OAuth in API Connect – Video Tutorial

Securing APIs using OAuth in APIConnect Hi, I'm Krithika Prakash - SaaS Security architect at IBM APIConnect & Gateways product development team. As requested by many customers, some of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at IBM InterConnect conference recently, I’m making this video series on OAuth and APIConnect. The goal of this video…  Continue reading Securing APIs using OAuth in API Connect – Video Tutorial

Is a Combined ESB and API Management a Good Idea?

What if you took all of the API Management functionality that is not in a traditional ESB and added it to the ESB as a single product? Would that be a good idea? Initially this may seem like a good idea. A single interface could be used and integration logic from the ESB could be brought forward into the API capabilities. Certainly having one architectural construct to deal with would be simpler than two, no? (Hint, the answer is “no”.)  Continue reading Is a Combined ESB and API Management a Good Idea?

An ESB is not API Management

Several years into the era of APIs and still one of the most common points of confusion is the positioning of APIs and Services (and Microservices) and the positioning of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and API Management solution. Many see the similarities between an ESB and API Management – technologies supported such as REST and SOAP, some commonality in integration capability, and believe that one can play the part of the other. This is not the case.  Continue reading An ESB is not API Management

RFP Template – Assistance in Choosing an API Solution Partner

Many businesses considering an API solution are looking for help in understanding what a complete API management product might look like. But they also want to consider what to look for in the partner they choose to supply the API Management product ensuring that the product meets their current and future needs, and also that the vendor partner can provide the assistance to help ensure their success. To assist your efforts, IBM is supplying a template that you can use to help formulate your RFP.  Continue reading RFP Template – Assistance in Choosing an API Solution Partner

Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Did you ever feel the need where you don't have to compromise between having API Management on cloud while retaining control of your API Gateways? If the answer is resounding yes (which we believe it is) - then your wish is coming true!!! With API Connect in 1Q' 2017 we are announcing the ability of API…  Continue reading Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Monetization of data assets is an exciting aspect of the API economy. The fact that a new revenue stream can be generated by charging for API usage has piqued the interest of entrepreneurs and executives alike. APIs truly are the digital glue that help developers in connecting the dots to design compelling user experiences. There…  Continue reading Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Easily create REST APIs in Swift using API Connect

API Connect is excited to add Swift REST API creation capabilities to its Developer toolkit. API Connect users will be able to create Swift APIs using the popular Kitura framework from the API Connect v5.0.7 command line interface. Just like creating a LoopBack API, the command line will guide the user to create their Kitura APIs in a matter of seconds.  Continue reading Easily create REST APIs in Swift using API Connect

Coming Soon: 30 Seconds to Serverless and Traditional managed APIs

Serverless development is changing the way applications are made and how technology scales, but, as every developer knows, it is a pain to add an API gateway to serverless actions and create true scaleable and production ready APIs. Introducing Bluemix Native API management, a free service where developers can add API security and control to…  Continue reading Coming Soon: 30 Seconds to Serverless and Traditional managed APIs

Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers

API Connect is excited to announce enabling its customers to manage their runtimes using containers. Starting from APIC v5.0.7, APIC customers can run their APIs using the open industry standard Docker containers, design their runtime management fabric with the ever growing pool of container management tools, and independently move their deployment across servers and locations. The best part is they don’t need to be tied to any proprietary technology or a company to do any of these.  Continue reading Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers