About this guide

This guide provides an overview of the API Gateway and describes its main concepts, features, and architecture.

Who should read this guide

The intended audience for this guide is API Gateway architects and evaluators, and all users who are new to API Gateway (for example, policy developers or system administrators). For details on installing API Gateway, see the API Gateway Installation Guide.

How to use this guide

This guide should be used with the other guides in the API Gateway documentation set. Before you begin, review this guide thoroughly. The following is a brief description of the contents of each topic:

  • Introduction to API Gateway provides an overview of the services and infrastructure provided by API Gateway, and describes the main user roles and high-level functionality.
  • API Gateway tools introduces each of the main API Gateway component tools.
  • API Gateway architecture explains the main concepts and components in the API Gateway architecture, and shows example deployment scenarios.
  • API Management documentation set shows where to look in the API Gateway documentation library for more details.

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