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Get started with AMPLIFY Central

Learn how to register your first API in AMPLIFY Central.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Before you start

Objectives

Learn how to register your first API in AMPLIFY Central.

  • Register an API as an API proxy and deploy it to a runtime group
  • Secure the API with a client authentication policy
  • Monitor the API usage and traffic
  • Publish the API endpoints to AMPLIFY Catalog

Register an API

Watch this video to learn how to register your first API as an API proxy in AMPLIFY Central, how to deploy it to a runtime group, and how to test the deployed API.

Secure an API

Watch this video to learn how to secure your API with a client authentication policy, using an API key as an example. The video also demonstrates how to manage access to an API using an app, and how to deploy and test the secured API.

Monitor API traffic

To monitor API usage and troubleshoot API traffic in AMPLIFY Central UI, click API Observer in the left navigation bar.

  • Click API Usage to see an aggregated view of the recent usage of your API. This view is useful for monitoring traffic patterns, and successes or failures over time. Example of API usage
  • Click API Traffic to view the traffic information. This view is useful for finding and troubleshooting any failed transactions. Example of API traffic

Publish API to AMPLIFY Catalog

To publish and share your API endpoints in the AMPLIFY Catalog, so that consumers can discover and reuse your service easily, select API Proxies in the left navigation bar, click the appropriate API proxy in the list, and click Add to Catalog on the Deployments tab.

Review

You have learned how to register an API as an API proxy in AMPLIFY Central, how to deploy and test it, and how to apply security policies to it. You have also learned how to monitor API usage and traffic, and how to publish API endpoints to AMPLIFY Catalog to make them available to consumers.


Last modified January 2, 2020: clean markdownlint errors APIC docs (1932dcc3)

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