WSO2 API Manager - 100% Open Source API Management Platform

WSO2 API Manager

Your business can now leverage WSO2's complete solution for designing and publishing APIs, creating and managing a developer community, and for scalably routing API traffic. WSO2 API Manager leverages proven, production-ready integration, security, and governance components from the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Identity Server, and WSO2 Governance Registry. In addition, it leverages the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor for Big Data analytics, giving you instant insight into APIs behavior.

As with all WSO2 products, WSO2 API Manager is 100% open source. Designed for easy customization, it is extensively pluggable to integrate with existing infrastructure in your enterprise.

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Design and Prototype APIs

  • Design APIs, gather developers' feedback before implementing (API First Design) Design can be done from the publishing interface or via importing an existing Swagger definition
  • Deploy a prototyped API, provide early access to APIs, and get early feedback
  • Mock API implementation using JavaScript
  • Supports publishing SOAP, REST, JSON, and XML style services as APIs

Publish and Govern API Use

  • Publish APIs to external consumers and partners, as well as to internal users
  • Support enforcement of corporate policies for actions like subscriptions, application creation, etc. via customizable workflows
  • Manage API visibility and restrict access to specific partners or customers
  • Manage API lifecycle from cradle to grave: create, publish, block, deprecate, and retire
  • Publish both production and sandbox keys for APIs to enable easy developer testing
  • Manage API versions and deployment status by version
  • One-click deployment to API gateway for immediate publishing

Control Access and Enforce Security

  • Apply security policies to APIs (authentication, authorization)
  • Rely on OAuth2 standard for API access (implicit, authorization code, client, SAML, IWA Grant Type)
  • Restrict API access tokens to domains/IPs
  • Block a subscription and restrict a complete application
  • Associate API available to system-defined service tiers
  • Leverage XACML for entitlements management and fine-grain authorization
  • Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) using SAML 2.0 for easy integration with existing web apps

Create a Store of all Available APIs

  • Graphical experience similar to popular applications stores
  • Browse and search APIs by provider, tags, or name
  • Provision API keys
  • Subscribe to APIs and manage subscriptions on per-application basis
  • Subscriptions can be at different service tiers based on expected usage levels
  • Try APIs directly from the storefront
  • Internationalization support

Manage Developer Community

  • Self-registration for developer community to subscribe to APIs
  • Developer interaction with APIs via forums, comments, and ratings
  • View API consumer analytics

Manage API Traffic

  • API gateway can act as SSL termination point
  • Supports protocol transformation, data transformation, and API composition
  • Maps between HTTP(s) and other protocols, such as JMS or writing to file systems
  • Extremely high performance pass-through message routing with minimal latency
  • Enforces rate limiting and throttling policies for APIs by consumer
  • Horizontally scalable with easy deployment into cluster using proven routing infrastructure
  • Supports up to 1300 TPS on a single node

Monitor API Usage and Performance

  • All API usage published to pluggable analytics framework
  • Out-of-the-box support for WSO2 Business Activity Monitor and Google Analytics
  • Track consumer analytics per API, per API version, per tiers, and per consumer
  • Monitor SLA compliance
  • Alerting, real-time dashboards
  • Publish your own events and create your own dashboards

Pluggable, Extensible, and Themeable

  • All components are highly customizable through styling, theming, and code extensions
  • Storefront implemented with Jaggery/JavaScript ( for easy customization
  • Pluggable to third-party analytics systems and billing systems
  • Pluggable to existing user repositories including Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, databases, or Apache Cassandra
  • Components usable separately: API store can be used to catalog APIs deployed in third-party gateways

Easily Deployable in Your Enterprise

  • Role-based access control for managing users and their authorization levels
  • Storefront can be deployed in DMZ for external access with publisher inside the firewall for private control
  • Different user stores for developer-focused storefront and internal operations in publisher
  • Integrates with enterprise identity systems including LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Gateway can be deployed in DMZ with controlled access to WSO2 Identity Server (for authentication/authorization) and governance database behind firewall

WSO2 Platform Multi-tenancy Support

  • Run a single instance and provide API management to multiple customers, each in their own domain
  • Share APIs between different departments in a large enterprise

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02nd April
Data Entitlement in an API-Centric Architecture - Thursday, April 02, 2015
07th May
API, Integration, and SOA Convergence