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  • APIAuthenticationHandler : Validates the OAuth2 bearer token used to invoke the API. It also determines whether the token is of type Production or Sandbox and sets MessageContext variables as appropriate. To extend the default authentication handler, see Writing Custom Authentication Handlers.
  • APIThrottleHandler : Throttles requests based on the throttling policy specified by the policyKey property. Throttling is applied both at the application level as well as subscription level.
  • APIMgtUsageHandler : Publishes events to BAM for collection and analysis of statistics. This handler only comes to effect if API usage tracking is enabled. See Publishing API Runtime Statistics for more information.
  • APIMgtGoogleAnalyticsTrackingHandler : Publishes events to Google Analytics. This handler only comes into effect if Google analytics tracking is enabled. See Integrating with Google Analytics for more information.
  • APIManagerExtensionHandler : Extends the mediation flow of messages passing through the API Gateway. See Adding Mediation Extensions for more information.

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  • Through a Web service call
  • Through a Thrift call

That the The default communication protocol of Key Manager is Thrift, which is an RPC framework used to develop scalable, cross-language services. Thrift is much faster than SOAP over HTTP communication.

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