Today we released a scheduled update for the Apigee API Platform, which gives free open access to the same enterprise-grade API Platform used by industry leaders like Walgreens, eBay, and AT&T.
This update delivers the following new features and improvements.
Improved Policy Editor (API Proxy Editor)
The Policy Editor has been renamed to the API Proxy Editor, and has been significantly enhanced:
- The API Proxy Editor provides a single user interface for both API and policy configuration.
- The Map view (now called the Designer view) and Code view are displayed at the same time in the UI. There is no longer a need to toggle from one view to the other.
- All properties of policies and other API proxy metadata are exposed through the API Proxy Editor UI.
Developers now have everything they need to configure their API from a single UI. Learn more in Edit your API proxy.
Separation of Token Generation from Storage
You can now store pre-generated tokens and validate against those tokens. You can also generate tokens without storing them in the default API Platform token store.
We’ve added an API resource for persistent storage of arbitrary data: /keyvaluemaps
This API resource deprecates the previously exposed /maps API resource. Usage remains the same.
KeyValueMap policy: We’ve added two elements to KeyValueMap configuration:
- PersistInDB: Stores keyvaluemaps in the API Platform data store
- Scope: Enables stored data to be scoped to organization, environment, and apiproxy
Learn more in Persist runtime data using KeyValueMap.
AccessEntity policy: We've added secondary identifiers for two-level filtering. Supported ‘types’ available for access at runtime using this policy:
Learn more in Retrieve entity profiles using AccessEntity.
Traffic Composition Report
The new Traffic Composition Report provides insights into the most valuable entities of an API program (apps, developers, APIs, and resources). For each entity type, the report displays the traffic (in number of messages), the relative contribution to overall traffic, and traffic trends over time. The report enables API program owners to detect business problems such as lower traffic trends or diminishing contribution from key apps and developers. API program owners can also get early notification of new entities that contribute to API traffic, and respond by enabling their inclusion in nurturing programs. See Business Level Monitoring Using Traffic Composition Reports.
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