Connect Back-End Systems to APIs with IBM API Connect and IBM MQ in v5

Posted: January 5, 2017 Modified: February 22, 2018


Introduction

Integration between IBM® API Connect and IBM MQ is vital for reliable messaging. Until now, this integration has not been available for environments that use back-end systems to communicate through MQ. Thanks to a new custom policy for API Connect to integrate with IBM MQ, you can seamlessly create public-facing APIs to work with your back-end systems. This custom policy captures the existing compatibility of IBM DataPower® and MQ.

This tutorial explains how you can use a custom policy that we developed to integrate an instance of API Connect with an MQ queue manager. With this policy, APIs that are managed by API Connect can target MQ queues. The API layer can readily interact with back-end systems that are exposed by using IBM MQ. In this process, when the API is called, API Connect produces a SOAP envelope and publishes the SOAP envelope to the MQ queue.

Before you complete this tutorial, you must have a general understanding of API Connect. You must also have an IBM DataPower Gateway as the API run time and an MQ queue manager that is accessible to the IBM DataPower Gateway.

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