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When you run multiple instances of the API Manager in distributed mode, the Gateway and Key Manager can reside (used for validation and authentication) can run on two different JVMs. Assume that the offset of the Gateway is 2 and the offset of the Key Manager is When the API Gateway receives API invocation calls, it contacts the API Key Manager service for verification (given that caching is not enabled at the Gateway level). Communication between API Gateway and Key Manager happens in either of the following ways:  

  • Through a Web service call
  • Through a Thrift call

The default communication mode is using Thrift. Assume that the Gateway port is offset by 2, Key Manager port by 5 and the default Thrift port is 10397. If the Thrift ports are changed by the offsets of Gateway and Key Manager, the Thrift client port (Gateway) will now be 10399 while the Thrift server port (Key Manager) will change to 10402. This causes communication between the Gateway and Key Manager to fail because the Thrift client and server ports are different.

To fix this, you must change the Thrift client and server ports of Gateway and Key manager Manager to the same value. In this case, the difference between the two offsets is 3, so you can either increase the default Thrift client port by 3 or else reduce the Thrift server port by 3.

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