Step 2—Register an API proxy to virtualize a back-end API

API Central Service administrators and API developers can register an API proxy that represents a back-end API and enables it to be consumed by client apps. Perform the following steps:

  1. Click API Proxies in the menu on the left.
  2. Click the Register API button at the top right.
  3. Do one of the following to specify the Swagger file (.json) for the API:
    • Drag and drop the file onto the main panel.
    • Click browse to select the file.
    • Paste a URL into the textbox, and click Fetch from URL.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Review the API summary details, and edit to make any changes if necessary.
  6. Click Save.

Example registered Petstore API proxy

Manage API proxy revisions

You can create new API proxy revisions to reflect changes in the API implementation (for example, a new method added and Swagger re-imported), or changes in the API proxy (for example, different security policies applied).

Click the revision drop-down list at the top right to perform the following actions:

  • Duplicate current into a new revision: Creates a copy of the current API proxy in a new revision
  • Import swagger into new revision: Imports the specified Swager JSON file into a new API proxy revison

When new revisions have been created, you can select the available revision from the drop-down list. You can also use the icons on the left to perform the following:

  • Edit the current revision
  • Download the current revision or Swagger file only
  • Delete the current revision of this API proxy

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Step 3—Deploy the API proxy to runtime groups

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