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Swapping version and context in API URLs

By default, APIs published in WSO2 API Cloud get URLs like http://{base-gateway-URL}/{API context}/{API version}/{API resources and parameters}. For example, if the custom URL that you assigned to your gateway is api.my.domain, you might get something like http://api.my.domain/stats/1.0/countries/us.

But what if you want to place the version number first and have something like http://api.my.domain/1.0/stats/countries/us instead? This is trivial too. Simply type {version}/stats (or whatever your API context is) instead of just stats as the context on the first step of API creation:

And you can remove the version number altogether by selecting the Make this the Default Version checkbox on the 3rd step of API creation:

WSO2 API Cloud is a powerful API management platform that allows you to easily create the exact API program you need!

Device Cloud Launched

It is getting better all the time – today I am happy to announce that we have launched WSO2 Device Cloud.

Device Cloud allows administrators to enroll corporate mobile devices (company-provided or employee-owned) and start managing them remotely from the cloud-based console:

  • You improve security: all devices get centrally applied policies and start conforming to your corporate security, lost devices can be located and/or wiped,
  • Save on costs: Device Cloud is cloud-based so there is no upfront investment and just monthly pay-as-you-go plans,
  • Make your employees more productive: employees no longer have to spend time managing their phones and tablets, and they automatically get the applications they need to do their job!

The service is in free beta right now and is scheduled to go fully production later in H1 2017.

At the moment, it still has quite a few “rough edges” and only supports Android devices. But it is based on WSO2 IoT Server, and we will gradually fix all the glitches and roll out the full power of the underlying platform including iOS- and other device type support, and much more.

Check out our tutorials here.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Identity Cloud Launched

I am happy to announce that we have launched the free beta of WSO2 Identity Cloud.

WSO2 Identity Cloud is based on the open-source WSO2 Identity Server product. It helps companies set up single sign-on (SSO) from their local enterprise directories to web applications.

You also get a brandable application catalog page for easy application discovery.

As result:

  • You improve your corporate security:
    • Users no longer access web apps when their enterprise credentials are disabled.
    • You can see who accesses which applications.
    • Your password security is enforced across all applications.
  • You make your employees more productive:
    • They no longer have to maintain multiple passwords,
    • They can find the applications available to them.
  • You can reduce costs:
    • Reports let you see which applications are actually in use by whom.

Here’s how you can get started:

1. Log into Identity Cloud,

2. Download the agent to connect the cloud to your local user store,

3. Add applications to the catalog (with predefined templates, uploaded definition files, or manual settings):

That’s it! Your users can access the applications directly or via a nice application catalog page:

See more information in Identity Cloud documentation and let us know what you think!

Commercial Availability of WSO2 Integration Cloud

I am happy to announce that we have just commercially launched WSO2 Integration Cloud: our platform for hosting your integration projects and API backends.

There are 5 easy monthly tiers to pick from depending on the required scale and functionality:

  • Starter is the smallest tier that can be used to host simple microservice-based project as well as Java (including JAX-RS and JAX-WS) and PHP implementations.
  • Getting Traction adds support for WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Data Services, and increases the amount of resources available.
  • Medium tier lets you select your hosting region (from 12 locations around the globe), ability to scale up your applications, and gives custom docker image support,
  • Large gives multi-region support, 5 GB databases, and 48 GB of RAM for up to 16 applications.
  • Extra-Large is the enterprise package that lets you scale up to 32 applications, 192 GB of RAM, and 10 databases 10 GB each.

With all plans you can set up a VPN connection for $498 / month.

Get started with WSO2 Integration Cloud today!

Global API Gateways

Want to host your APIs in Europe, Asia or South America? We are now starting to let API Cloud customer select regional gateways around the globe to which they want to publish their APIs.

Why

When API Cloud launched initially there was only one location – AWS US East datacenter – in which you could publish your APIs. This has been a problem for some of our global customers for two reasons:

  1. Regulations: while API gateway does not store any end-user data and is merely enforcing policies and passing the calls to the backend, some companies would like to be on the safe side in terms of compliance and keep not just the backend but also the gateway within their jurisdiction,
  2. Performance: if both your backend service and your subscribers are in Australia, having the gateway in the US adds the extra hop to the other side of the globe and the corresponding wait for API consumers.

Today we are excited to announce the availability of API Cloud across the globe.

Where

The following datacenter locations are available:

  • US East,
  • US West,
  • Canada,
  • Brazil (São Paulo),
  • EU (Ireland),
  • EU (Frankfurt, Germany),
  • Singapore,
  • Tokyo, Japan,
  • Sydney, Australia,
  • Seoul, South Korea,
  • Mumbai, India,
  • Beijing, China.

Depending on your API Cloud subscription level, you are able to pick the datacenters that would host your APIs:

Starter Getting Traction Medium Large Extra Large
$129 $298 $698 $2,980 $9,980
US East only Pick any datacenter of choice Up to 3 datacenters Up to 7 datacenters Unlimited number of AWS datacenters of choice

Global API gateways: US, South America, Asia / Pacific, Europe

How it works

  1. You submit a request by filing an API Cloud support ticket and tell us in which regions you would like your gateway to be placed and the custom URL you would like to be used,
  2. We work with you on configuring DNS. The following options are available:
    • All traffic by default routed to a specific regional gateway: for example, a European company might decide that all traffic should go through a gateway in EU.
    • Traffic is routed based on geographic location: European consumers are routed to European hub, Australian – to Australian, and so on.
  3. In addition to this default routing, we can set up gateway URLs specific to regional gateways so you can give your subscribers direct URLs to target your API gateways in the US, Europe, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, India, China, and so on.

Pricing and Availability

There is no extra cost for this feature as long as the number of datacenters you use is within the limits of your subscription level.

The feature is available now to all paying API Cloud customers.

Getting Started

If you are interested in having your APIs hosted in datacenters other than US East – just click the Support menu in API Cloud and let us know. We will be happy to make this configuration change for you.

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