Enriching and Externalizing Gateway Metrics to Splunk

Overview Gateway metrics are a critical piece of intel to determine the health of Services and traffic throughput on an API Gateway. Using Layer7 API Management as an example, there are a few ways we can obtain this information: Policy Manager: Dashboard, PAPIM (Precision API Monitoring), sending this information to a monitoring solution via Gateway Metrics Tactical Assertion…

A Guide to REST and API Design

API Academy Learn how to use REST to build developer-friendly, sustainable APIs The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is extremely valuable to organizations that want to create APIs as a way to leverage their existing IT resources in new Web and mobile apps. By applying REST design principles to a protocol, such as HTTP, developers can build…

A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security

API Academy Make OAuth implementation simple for your organization OAuth is an emerging Web standard that lets users grant third-party clients restricted access to resources they own. In the past, it was common to ask a user to share username and password information with the client. OAuth authentication is more secure as it allows the user to grant…

5 OAuth Essentials for API Access Control

API Academy Create a framework to address the complex challenges associated with implementing OAuth There are a number of important access-related challenges for API publishers. However, deploying OAuth as an authorization mechanism for enterprise APIs raises challenges around scalability, correct usage and integration. To make matters worse, OAuth is not supported by existing infrastructure and is poorly understood…

API Strategy & Architecture: A Coordinated Approach

API Academy Discover how to align API architecture with your organization’s business goals The rise of the application programming interface (API) represents a great business opportunity and an equal technical challenge. Business goals and API implementation must be aligned in order to get the most out of your APIs and get your digital business initiatives successfully into the…

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