General API Manager questions
What is WSO2 API Manager?
WSO2 API Manager is a complete solution for creating, publishing and managing all aspects of an API and its life cycle. See About API Manager.
What is the open source license of the API Manager?
How do I download and get started quickly?
Is their commercial support available for WSO2 API Manager?
It is completely supported from evaluation to production. See WSO2 Support.
What are the default ports opened in the API Manager?
Can I get involved in APIM development activities?
Not only are you allowed, but also encouraged. You can start by subscribing to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com mailing lists. Feel free to provide ideas, feedback and help make our code better. For more information on contacts, mailing lists and forums, see Getting Support.
Clustering and distributed deployment questions
Where can I look up details of different deployment patterns and clustering configurations of the API Manager?
What is the recommended way to manage multiple artifacts in a product cluster?
For artifact governance and lifecycle management, we recommend you to use WSO2 Governance Registry.
Do you recommend a central database to store server configurations or a local database for each server to keep the system as stateless as possible?
There is an embedded registry component that comes by default with every WSO2 product. In a standalone deployment of a WSO2 product, configurations are stored in this local registry, which can either run with its embedded H2 database or mounted onto an external database such as MySQL, Oracle etc.
How can I manage authentication centrally in a clustered environment?
How can I manage the API permissions/visibility?
To set visibility of the API only to selected user roles in the server, see API Visibility.
How can I add security policies (UT, XACML etc.) for the services?
This should be done in the backend services in the Application Server or WSO2 ESB.