About this guide

This guide explains how to use AMPLIFY API Central Service to register, virtualize, secure, and manage your APIs, client applications, and API Central Service users.

For example, this includes how API developers and API administrators can register API proxies, apply security policies, deploy to runtime groups, and create client apps. This guide also explains how API administrators and API product managers can create API product offerings for API consumers. Finally, it also shows how API administrators can monitor API traffic, and create API provider and API consumer users and teams.

Who should read this guide

This guide is intended for API provider users such as API administrators, API developers, API product managers, and API consumers such as application developers and API testers.

Other technical or business users may find parts of this guide useful also. Familiarity with Axway products is recommended.

How to use this guide

Before you begin using the API Central Service web-based interface, review this guide thoroughly. The following is a brief description of the contents of each topic:

  • Step 1—Get accesss to API Central Service – Describes how to sign up for an AMPLIFY platform account and access to API Central Service.
  • Step 2—Register an API proxy to virtualize a back-end API – Describes how to register an API proxy that represents a back-end server API and enables it to be consumed by client applications.
  • Step 3—Deploy the API proxy to runtime groups – Describes how to deploy the API proxy to the API Central Service runtime groups in your organization.
  • Step 4—Configure a policy to secure the API proxy – Describes how to secure the API proxy using a policy (for example, based on API key security).
  • Step 5—Create a client app – Describes how to create client apps to manage access to API proxies and how they are consumed.
  • Step 6—Test a deployed API proxy – Describes how to test a deployed API proxy by invoking it using the API Central Service Try It feature.
  • Step 7—Monitor API traffic – Describes how API administrators can monitor recent API traffic levels and transaction logs.
  • Step 8—Manage teams and users – Describes how API administrators can manage AMPLIFY platform and API Central Service users and API Central Service teams.
  • Step 9—Manage API products – Describes how API administrators and API product managers can create API products and manage API product lifecycle, availability, and access.
  • API Central Service concepts – Describes the main themes and capabilities of API Central Service in more detail.
  • Glossary – Contains a list of API Central Service terms used in this guide and their definitions.

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