You publish an API to make it available for subscription in the API Store. In the API Cloud, your tenant store is visible to other registered tenants as well. Therefore, users of the other tenants can view the APIs that are published in your default API Store. This allows you to advertise your APIs to a wider audience. Although the APIs that are published in your tenant store are visible to the users of other tenant stores, they need to log in to your tenant store in order to subscribe to and use them.
The steps below show how to publish an API to its default API Store:
- Log in to the API Publisher. If you are not the organization's admin, make sure you have the
Click the API that you prototyped in the previous tutorial (e.g.,
Go to the API's Lifecycle tab, click the two options and then click Publish.
The two options mean the following:
Option Description Deprecate Old Versions Automatically deprecates all prior versions of the API, if any.
If unchecked, all users who are subscribed to the older version of the API will be automatically subscribed to the new version. If not, they need to subscribe to the new version again.
The API is now published to the default API Store and its older versions are automatically deprecated.
Go to the API Store and click the APIs menu to see the API that you just published listed there. The older version (e.g.,
PhoneVerification 1.0.0) is no longer listed here as it is deprecated.
Click the My Subscriptions menu and look under the Subscribed APIs section. The subscriptions made to the older API versions must be deprecated now.
Tip: When an API is deprecated, new subscriptions are disabled (you cannot see the subscription options) and existing subscribers can continue to use the API as usual until it is eventually retired.
You have published a new API version to the API Store and deprecated its previous versions.