How-to: API Management and HTTP/2

As usage of the HTTP/2 protocol becomes more prevalent, it’s clear that your API security solution must be able to handle HTTP/2 traffic. The performance enhancements offered by HTTP/2 make it ideal for high volume network traffic and IOT use cases, and even simpler use cases will reap the benefits. What once seemed like a nice to have protocol to support is now a requirement. Case in point: Apple will soon require HTTP/2 support for push notification requests.

Starting with the newly released version 10, Layer7 API Gateway now supports the HTTP/2 protocol for inbound and outbound data transfers. The Gateway can send and receive HTTP/2 messages, and the new Route via HTTP/2 assertion supports routing messages to a backend HTTP/2 server. You can also configure custom HTTP/2 client configurations in the Policy Manager.

This video shows Layer7 API Gateway 10 HTTP/2 support in action. You’ll see how to create an HTTP/2 connection, accept incoming requests, and send back a response in HTTP/2. You’ll also see how to configure the Gateway to act as a client to call an existing HTTP/2-based service. 
For more information about how to work with this new functionality, see the Layer7 API Gateway documentation.

blog written by Archer Berryman

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson is the North American lead of the Broadcom Layer7 API Management Presales and Adoption team. He has been part of the Layer7 API Management team for the past 7 years where he has specialized in working with customers, helping them to realize their integration and API management business challenges leveraging the Layer7 solution. Greg lives in North Carolina and enjoys supporting and watching his two daughters play travel volleyball.

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