The WSO2 API Manager is an enterprise-ready, fully-open source, complete solution for creating, publishing and managing all aspects of an API and its life cycle, catering for the needs of both API publisher and API consumer requirements. It leverages proven integration, security, governance and monitoring components from the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Identity Server, and WSO2 Governance Registry products, coupled with proven SOA best practices to solve a wide range of API management challenges. In addition, as it is powered by the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor, the WSO2 API Manager is ready for massively scalable deployments immediately.
Since all WSO2 products are based on the component-based WSO2 Carbon platform, the WSO2 API Manager is lean, lightweight and consists of only the required components for efficient functioning. It does not contain unnecessary bulk, unlike many over-bloated, proprietary solutions.
This is the official, released WSO2 API Manager 1.4.0 documentation, hosted at: http://docs.wso2.org/wiki/display/AM140/WSO2+API+Manager+Documentation. The purpose of this documentation is to provide you with information for setting up, configuring and implementing the WSO2 API Manager.
If you are a first time user, the following sections will introduce the WSO2 API Manager and help you get started quickly.
This documentation is structured by topics most frequently searched for in an API Manager. Therefore, for a more comprehensive coverage of the entire API Manager, its important subject areas, and the advanced configurations, we recommend that you spend some time with the documentation structure before digging into the content. You can get a high-level view of the main topics covered by going through the left navigation panel of the online documentation or the table of contents in a printed version.
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