General API Manager questions
What is WSO2 API Manager?
WSO2 API Manager is a complete solution for creating, publishing and managing all aspects of an API and its life cycle. See About API Manager.
What is the open source license of the API Manager?
How do I download and get started quickly?
Is their commercial support available for WSO2 API Manager?
It is completely supported from evaluation to production. See WSO2 Support.
What are the default ports opened in the API Manager?
What are the technologies used underneath WSO2 API Manager?
Can I get involved in APIM development activities?
Not only are you allowed, but also encouraged. You can start by subscribing to [email protected] and [email protected] mailing lists. Feel free to provide ideas, feedback and help make our code better. For more information on contacts, mailing lists and forums, see Getting Support.
What are the minimum requirements to run WSO2 API Manager?
Minimum requirement is Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK). See Installation Prerequisites.
What Java versions are supported by the API Manager?
How do I deploy a third-party library into the API Manager?
Copy any third-party JARs to
<APIM_HOME>/repository/components/lib directory and restart the server.
Do you provide automated installation scripts based on Puppet or similar solutions?
Yes. For information, contact us.
Is it possible to connect the API Manager directly to an LDAP or Active Directory where the corporate identities are stored?
Can I extend the management console UI to add custom UIs?
Yes, you can extend the management console (default URL is
https://localhost:9443/carbon) easily by writing a custom UI component and simply deploying the OSGi bundle.
I don't want some of the features that come with WSO2 API Manager. Can I remove them?
Yes, you can do this using the Features menu under the Configure menu of the management console (default URL is
How can I change the memory allocation for the API Manager?
The memory allocation setting are in
Clustering and distributed deployment questions
Where can I look up details of different deployment patterns and clustering configurations of the API Manager?
What is the recommended way to manage multiple artifacts in a product cluster?
For artifact governance and lifecycle management, we recommend you to use a shared WSO2 Governance Registry instance.
Is it recommended to run multiple WSO2 products on a single server?
This is not recommend in a production environment involving multiple transactions. If you want to start several WSO2 products on a single server, you must change their default ports to avoid port conflicts. See Changing the Default Ports with Offset.
Can I install features of other WSO2 products to the API Manager?
Yes, you can do this using the management console. The API Manager already has features of WSO2 Identity Server, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 ESB etc. embedded in it. However, if you require more features of a certain product, it is recommended to use a separate instance of it rather than instal its features to the API Manager.
How can I manage authentication centrally in a clustered environment?
How can I manage the API permissions/visibility?
To set visibility of the API only to selected user roles in the server, see API Visibility.
How can I add security policies (UT, XACML etc.) for the services?
This should be done in the backend services in the Application Server or WSO2 ESB.