- admin: The API management provider who hosts and manages the and is responsible for creating users in the system, assigning them roles, managing databases, security, etc. The Admin role is role is also used to access the WSO2 Admin Portal (
https://<Server Host>:9443/admin), where you can define workflow tasks, throttling policies and , analytics configurations can be defined, etc. The Admin role is available by default with the credentials admin/admin.
- creator: A creator is typically a person in a technical role who understands the technical aspects of the API (interfaces, documentation, versions etc.) and uses the API publisher to provision APIs into the API store. The creator uses the API Store to consult ratings and feedback provided by API users. Creator can add APIs to the store but cannot manage their lifecycle.
- publisher: A person in a managerial role and overlooks a set of APIs across the enterprise and controls the API lifecycle, subscriptions and monetization aspects. The publisher is also interested in usage patterns for APIs and has access to all API statistics.
- subscriber: A user or an application developer who searches the API store to discover APIs and use them. S/he reads the documentation and forums, rates/comments on the APIs, subscribes to APIs, obtains access tokens and invokes the APIs.