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  • API Gateway : Secures, protects, manages, and scales API calls. It is a simple API proxy that intercepts API requests and applies policies such as throttling and security checks. It is also instrumental in gathering API usage statistics. The Web interface can be accessed via https://<Server Host>:9443/carbon.
  • API Key Manager : Handles all security and key-related operations. API gateway connects with the key manager to check the validity of OAuth tokens when APIs are invoked . Key Manager also provides a token API to generate Oauth tokens that can be accessed via the Gateway.
  • API Publisher : Enables API providers to publish APIs, share documentation, provision API keys, and gather feedback on API features, quality and usage. The Web interface can be accessed via https://<Server Host>:9443/publisher.
  • API Store : Enables API consumers to self register, discover API functionality, subscribe to APIs, evaluate them and interact with API publishers. The Web interface can be accessed via https://<Server Host>:9443/store.

Additionally, statistics are provided by the monitoring component, which integrates with WSO2 BAM.

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The API manager offers three distinct community roles that are applicable to most enterprises:

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  • to provision APIs into the API store. The creator

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  • Store to consult ratings and feedback provided by API users. Creator can add APIs

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  • access to all API statistics.