WSO2 API Manager is designed for simple customization
The WSO2 API management platform delivers tools for development, as well as a scalable run-time environment connecting mobile application developers to APIs. Organizations use the API management platform to increase developer engagement, protect back-end systems, manage service levels, and grow partnerships. The API Manager also enables developers to rapidly find, subscribe, and evaluate the APIs. The development tools are completely customized, feature self-service subscription providing secure, authenticated, authorized, and protected APIs. “Integration, security, application deployment, business activity monitoring, and load balancing are the main aspects of a WSO2 SOA solution,” says Weerawarana. API Manager Gateway routs the traffic to backend services enabling security, protection, management, and scaling. Authentication and authorization is brought about by the Key Manager which is responsible for generating and managing keys and tokens. The Publisher provides a user interface for API creators, and through the API Store, customers can increase service reuse and enhance IT business value.
Further, highlighting a case study, O2—a leading mobile telecommunications service provider—wanted to address technological demands in the areas of API functionality and security. To authenticate and secure customer data in O2’s backend systems, WSO2 and O2 partnered to introduce a self-care mobile application. “Today, RESTful APIs, customer identification and service verification of the mobile app are managed by the WSO2 API Manager,” says Weerawarana.
The future needs of API management is an ongoing commitment with WSO2, enabling it to effectively address the unique needs of the vibrant market. Down the road, WSO2 plans to support issue reporting and notifications, provide additional workflow extensions, integration with third party repositories, and support in-bound and outbound security tokens. “The WSO2 API Manager is designed for simple customization. We will be further enhancing its features, making it easy to integrate with the existing infrastructure,” concludes Weerawarana.