Crash Course in Apiman 3.0.0.Final

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A Crash Course in API Management with Apiman.

Introduction

Welcome to the crash course in Apiman!

The goal of this crash course is to provide a short and easy-to-consume introduction to API Management with Apiman.

This crash course will explain how Apiman works and will walk you through a hands-on session to demonstrate how to use it. This course also provides links to the extensive online Apiman user documentation, demos and quickstarts, and other resources.

How Apiman Works

This section describes the data model Apiman uses, and how it uses the elements created in that data model to perform its tasks.

Policies

At the Core of API Management - In API Management, policies are where the action is.

It’s the policies that define the rules that Apiman uses to manage your APIs. Since policies are so important, this is the longest section of the crash course.

Each of the next four sections in the crash course describes how Apiman supports the four primary groups of Apiman users:

  • Providing APIs - This section describes how API providers can use Apiman to publish APIs and summarizes management options for those APIs.

  • Consuming APIs - And this section describes how their counterparts, consumers of APIs, utilize Apiman.

  • Managing Apiman - This section describes the major tasks that are performed by Apiman administrators.

  • Developing for Apiman - And, this section describes how Apiman supports the development of extensions and customizations.

Each of the last two sections in the crash course provides step-by-step descriptions of how to use Apiman to:

  • Install, configure and get Apiman running for API providers and API consumers in 10 minutes.

  • Utilize Apiman’s REST interface to automate tasks.

Let’s get started!