Posts tagged with apiman

Leaping forwards with Apiman 3

I’m delighted to announce that I have released Apiman 3.0.0.Final.

This is one of the most significant releases in Apiman’s history, with a considerable number of new features and behind-the-scenes improvements.

There is also a new Docker Compose distribution that makes Apiman easier than ever to try out; please give it a go and let us know your thoughts.

Oh, and I’ve created a completely new Jekyll-based website for Apiman that will help me better automate releases β€” I hope you like it!

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Apiman 2.2.0.Final has been released (updates Keycloak to 15.1.1 & WildFly to 23.0.2.Final)

Happy Holidays, Apiman fans!

I’ve released Apiman 2.2.0.Final to upgrade Keycloak to 15.1.1 and WildFly to 23.0.2.Final. This is primarily because of another significant security vulnerability that has been disclosed in those platforms.

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Apiman 2.1.5.Final has been released - please update if you’re on an old version

Hi, Apiman fans!

I hope you’re all well, and Season’s Greetings to those of you who celebrate Christmas πŸŽ„.

I’d like to remind Apiman users to consider updating to Apiman 2.1.5 promptly, as it contains fixes for the now well-known log4j2 bugs.

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Apiman 2.1.0.Final has been released πŸš€

I’m very pleased to say that we’ve released Apiman 2.1.0.Final πŸ‘. We’ve splatted a huge number of bugs and made a lot of improvements to stability, performance, and security.

Please consult the migration guide here if you are planning to upgrade from an earlier version if Apiman (especially if you’re using Elasticsearch).

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Version 1.5 of Apiman is released!

I’m happy to announce that Apiman 1.5.1.Final is out.

It contains an important new policy feature: the ability to modify policy failures before they are returned to users (even if they are thrown by another policy).

This means that policies such as CORS can add their headers, irrespective of whether the request was successful or not (e.g. due to rate limiting).

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Customising path patterns for your Apiman Gateway

One common request we hear is how to create custom URL patterns for the Apiman Gateway.

For example, this means allowing changing the (Public API) default:

http://gatewayhost:port/{organizationId}/{apiId}/{version}/

To a custom alternative. As a simple example we’re going to hard-code an organisation in. We’ll assume that we’ve established a convention to always publish our APIs to a particular org. That will change the pattern to:

http://gatewayhost:port/{apiId}/{version}/
If you’re using the Vert.x Gateway you should use Apiman 1.4.3.Final or later as a bug prevented plugins from loading from static config.
apiman, gateway, manager, plugin, extensibility

Version 1.4.3 of Apiman is released!

Apiman 1.4.3.Final is out. It contains a couple of bug-fixes. Most notably, a bug in the Vert.x Gateway that prevented plugins specified in static config (conf.json) from being loaded properly.

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Version 1.4 of Apiman is released!

I’m delighted to announce that Apiman 1.4 has been released (actually, 1.4.1.Final as of this blog post [1]).

The most important change in this release is that we’ve upgraded support for Elasticsearch from 1.x to 5.x. It may also support Elasticsearch 2.x, but this isn’t officially supported (let us know your experiences).


1. We fixed a couple of bugs spotted in 1.4.0.Final by the community before the blog was written
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Version 1.3.5.Final of Apiman is released

Apiman 1.3.5.Final is out and ready for you all to try.

This just contains some UI reversions, as we still have some tough-to-fix gremlins. We’ll bring the updates back once we’re able to fix the issues.

It contains all the same fixes and features as 1.3.4.Final.

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Version 1.3.4.Final of Apiman is released!

Apiman 1.3.4.Final is out and ready for you all to try.

You may be wondering where 1.3.2.Final and 1.3.3.Final are; early community testing found some regressions, so we skipped formally announcing those.

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Version 1.3.1.Final of apiman is released!

I’m delighted to announce that Apiman 1.3.1.Final is out, with several notable new features and improvements [1].


1. The more eagle-eyed amongst you will no doubt have noticed that most of this was actually released a few days ago.
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Version 1.3.0.Final of apiman is released!

Last week we released apiman 1.3.0.Final. It’s been rather a long while coming, but hopefully you’ll be pleased with the improvements.

This release has some important new features, a substantial number of bug-fixes, and marks the official release of the Apiman Vert.x Gateway.

Importantly, this release has a lot of background work which has prepared the ground for the upcoming initial community integration with 3scale, as outlined in previous blogs.

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Performance tuning the Apiman Gateway (WildFly, EAP, Tomcat)

In this blog, we’ll outline a few simple tweaks you can make to improve the performance of the Apiman Gateway when running on servlet platforms (WildFly, EAP, Tomcat, etc).

Most of the focus will be on WildFly and EAP, but others will be more broadly applicable.

Naturally, these are very rough pointers and should merely be hints for areas that could prove fruitful. There’s no one-size-fits all approach to tuning, so always profile and keep tweaking to find the best settings for your workloads.

apiman, gateway, performance

3scale and apiman - Part Deux

It’s been almost two months since Red Hat announced it was acquiring 3scale Technologies and turning the 3scale API Management solution into a Red Hat supported product. In that time, we’ve been trying to figure out some stuff for the apiman community. Here some of the things we wanted to suss out:

  • How the apiman development team can best focus its efforts, now that 3scale will be the basis for Red Hat’s API Management technology.

  • How to best support the existing apiman community going forward, given the restrictions on continued development of the apiman API Management solution.

  • How can existing apiman users transition to a Red Hat supported API Management solution.

It doesn’t sound like much, but it actually really is. We’ve made some preliminary decisions, and because we want to be as transparent and upfront as possible, read on to find out what they are!

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Red Hat, 3scale, and apiman?

As some of you have undoubtedly already heard, Red Hat recently announced the acquisition of 3scale, a commercial vendor of API Management software.

Because the apiman project is sponsored primarily by Red Hat, you may be wondering how this impacts the project and its open source community. In today’s blog post, I’ll do my best to answer that question as honestly and transparently as I can.

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Version 1.2.4.Final of apiman is released!

Greetings, earthlings! On Friday of last week we released the absolute best version of apiman ever! This release has a fair number of bugs fixed, as well as a few new things. Read on for the details!

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Apiman 1.2 - Introduction to User Roles in apiman

In this post, we’ll examine apiman user roles. In the apiman data model, all data elements exist in the context of the organization. The same holds true for user memberships as users can be members of multiple organizations. Permissions in apiman are role based. The actions that a user is able to perform are dependent on the roles to which the user is assigned when a user is added as a member of an organization.

apiman, introduction, overview, users, roles

Version 1.2.3.Final of apiman is released!

Greetings, earthlings! Yesterday we released the best version of apiman yet, and I’m not just saying that because the version number (1.2.3.Final) is awesome. This release has a bunch of bug fixes in it, as well as a few targeted new features. Read on for more details!

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Import APIs Into Apiman (API Catalog)

One of the less enjoyable aspects of apiman is the manual addition of an API that you wish to manage. And if you have a bunch of APIs you want to manage, you can either use the apiman REST interface to script the creation of them, or else you’re stuck manually entering them into the UI.

However, if you take advantage of the new API Catalog feature, things might get a lot easier!

apiman, 1.2.x, manager, catalog

Storing Your Gateway Config in a Database

One of the strongest features of apiman, in general, is its excellent extensibility. Not only is it easy to add new policies, for example, but many of its core components are also pluggable. This includes, for example, the registry used by the API Gateway to store configuration information published to it by the manager. This blog post will detail a new JDBC based implementation of that registry, explaining how you can store that information in a Database instead of in Elasticsearch (the default setting).

apiman, 1.2.x, gateway, jdbc, registry

Re-Registering Your Client App(s)

In a recent blog post I explained why APIs used to be completely frozen once they were published, and how we have loosened that restriction for Public APIs. Similarly, we did not allow Client Apps to be changed and then re-registered. This was never a good decision, since the Client App does not have anything "connected" to it (the way that an API may). So we should never have restricted the registration of a Client App!

apiman, 1.2.x, gateway

Apiman 1.2 - Improvements to Plugin Management

Apiman is not only preconfigured with a rich set of policies that you can use, right out of the box, but, from its earliest releases, apiman has also included a mechanism that you can use to define your own custom policies through plugins. This article describes the improvements introduced in apiman release 1.2.x that enable you to better manage your custom policy plugins.

apiman, introduction, overview, plugin, management

Apiman 1.2.1 Export and Import

The Question you Dread

If you use a computer at home or at work, you’ll eventually find yourself in a situation where you lose some important data and, while you are trying to recover it, someone asks you a question that is simultaneously annoying and terrifying:

"Did you make a backup?"

Happily, the 1.2 release of apiman includes a new feature that enables you to export and import your apiman data and provides you with an easy means to create apiman data backups. In this post, we’ll take a look at the new export/import feature, and how you can use it for a variety of tasks to protect your data, make your life easier, and enable you to avoid annoying and terrifying questions.

apiman, introduction, overview, backup, export, import

Apiman Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty

Recently we released version 1.2 of apiman and part of that release includes an effort to rename some concepts to make them more clear (or to better align them with industry standard terminology). Read on below the fold to find out what changed!

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Finally! Apiman 1.2.1.Final is released!

It’s been ages since apiman had a new release! Well the reason for that is we’ve been pushing to get the first version of 1.2.x out the door. I’m here to tell you - that day has finally arrived.

We’re happy to announce apiman 1.2.1.Final. Our goal is now to go back to our previous, more frequent, release schedule.

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