API Manager provides a structured Web interface called the WSO2 API Store to host published APIs. API consumers and partners can self-register to it on-demand to find, explore and subscribe to APIs, evaluate available resources and collaboration channels. The API store is where the interaction between potential API consumers and API providers happen. Its simplified UI reduces time and effort taken when evaluating enterprise-grade, secure, protected, authenticated API resources.
Shown in the diagram below are common API consumer life cycle activities supported by the API Store:
Before accessing the Web interface of the API Store, make sure you run the API Manager using instructions given in section Running API Manager. Once the server is up, type the following URL in your browser to access the API Store Web interface.
The API Store opens in anonymous mode as follows:
In anonymous mode, the API Store displays all public APIs that are published. Any user can click on a selected API to view its information, documentation and search APIs by name without logging in to the API Store. Search is not case-sensitive.
Follow the sections below for API Store functionality:
- Signing-up to API Store
- Subscribing to APIs
- Generating Access Tokens to Invoke APIs
- Testing APIs
- Engaging with Community