API Manager is a cloud-based service that an organization uses to deploy, manage, and control the use of APIs.
You can use API Manager to manage the APIs for enterprise services and processes that are built in Informatica Cloud Application Integration. You can also use API Manager to create and manage custom APIs that aren't built in Informatica Cloud Application Integration.
API Manager provides the following functionality:
Seamless integration with Informatica Cloud Application Integration to manage APIs for Informatica Cloud Application Integration services using REST and SOAP protocols
Creation and management of custom APIs that are external to the Informatica environment
Rapid integration of APIs into organization applications through software development kit (SDK) packages
API lifecycle management, including activating, deactivating, versioning, and deleting
Access to API metadata and description for managed APIs
Enforcement of authentication and authorization for managed APIs
Grouping of APIs for easy management of APIs in the organization
Management of organization access policies, including global rate limit and IP filtering policies
API analytics, including dashboard, activity log, and event log
With API Manager, your organization ensures that internal or external users can safely and securely use the organization APIs. Administrators use API Manager to create managed APIs from
services, create custom APIs, and set policies and access authorization that control the usage of APIs.
By default, API consumers can access managed APIs through API Portal. You can choose to disable portal access for a managed API.
When you create a custom API, you can choose to make the API available on API Portal.
Administrators can monitor and analyze API usage with the API Analytics dashboard, and with activity and event logs. The Analytics dashboard provides a visual summary information about APIs, which includes trends in usage over time, APIs with the most invocations, and the most frequent users.