As an organization implements SOA, it can benefit by exposing core processes, data and services as APIs to the public. External parties can mash up these APIs in innovative ways to build new solutions. A business can increase its growth potential and partnership advancements by facilitating developments that are powered by its APIs in a simple, decentralized manner.
However, leveraging APIs in a collaborative way introduces new challenges in exercising control, establishing trust, security and regulation. As a result, proper API management is crucial.
WSO2 API Manager overcomes these challenges with a set of features for API creation, publication, lifecycle management, versioning, monetization, governance, security etc. using proven WSO2 products such as WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Identity Server, and WSO2 Governance Registry. In addition, as it is also powered by the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor and is immediately ready for massively scalable deployments.
WSO2 API Manager is fully open source and is released under Apache Software License Version 2.0, one of the most business-friendly licenses available today. It provides Web interfaces for development teams to deploy and monitor APIs, and for consumers to subscribe to, discover and consume APIs through a user-friendly storefront. The API Manager also provides complete API governance and shares the same metadata repository as WSO2 Governance Registry. If your setup requires to govern more than APIs, we recommend you to use WSO2 API manager for API governance and WSO2 Governance Registry for the other artefacts. That the default communication protocol of the key validator is Thrift.
The WSO2 API Manager is an on-going project with continuous improvements and enhancements introduced with each new release to address new business challenges and customer expectations. WSO2 invites users, developers and enthusiasts to or get the assistance of our development teams at many different levels through online forums, mailing lists and support options.