About this guide

This guide describes how to use the API Manager tools to register, virtualize, and manage web-based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). API Manager is an additional licensable layered product that runs on API Gateway.

Who should read this guide

The intended audience for this guide includes API owners, API administrators, and API consumers. This guide explains each user role in detail.

How to use this guide

This guide should be used in conjunction with the other guides in the API Manager, API Gateway, and API Portal documentation sets.

Before you begin, review this guide thoroughly. The following is a brief description of the contents:

  • Introduction to API management: Provides an overview of API management concepts and user roles, and the API Manager tools.
  • API Manager configuration: Explains how to access the web-based API Manager console, and how to configure API Manager settings.
  • API Manager single sign-on: Describes API Manager single sign-on (SSO).
  • API management: Explains how to use the API Manager web console to register, virtualize, administer, and consume existing REST-based APIs.
  • API deployment: Explains how to promote and deploy managed APIs, and how to rebrand and customize the API Manager web console.
  • Application connectors: Describes how to connect to and manage cloud-based applications, such as Salesforce.com and ServiceNow.
  • API management alerts: Explains how to configure API Manager to generate alerts when specific events occur (for example, when an organization is created or deleted).
Note   For details on using the Policy Studio tool to create REST APIs or policies to virtualize existing non-REST APIs (for example, for SOAP to REST), see the API Gateway Policy Developer Guide .

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