User Management

The API Manager offers user role capabilities at the organization level. Users can be members of organizations and have specific roles within those organizations.

The roles themselves are configurable by an administrator, and each role provides the user with a set of permissions that determine what actions the user can take within an organization.

New Users

Users must self register with the management UI in order to be given access to an organization or to create their own organization.

In some configurations it is possible that user self registration is unavailable and instead user information is provided by a standard source of identity such as LDAP.

In either case, the actions a user can take are determined by that user’s role memberships within the context of an organization.


Users can be members of organizations. All memberships in an organization include the specific roles the user is granted.

It is typically up to the owner of an organization to grant role memberships to the members of that organization.


Roles determine the capabilities granted a user within the context of the organization.

The roles themselves and the capabilities that those roles grant are configured by system administrators.

For example, administrators would typically configure the following roles:

  • Organization Owner

  • API Developer

  • Client App Developer

Each of these roles is configured by an administrator to provide a specific set of permissions allowing the user to perform relevant actions appropriate to that role.

For example, the Client App Developer role would grant an end user the ability to manage client apps and API contracts for those client apps.

However, that user would not be able to create or manage the organization’s APIs or plans.