Friday 1 March 2024

How can you register an api in api manager? in MuleSoft 96

 How can you register an api in api manager? in MuleSoft

There are two primary ways to register an API in MuleSoft 4's API Manager:

1. Manage API Instance from Exchange:

This approach utilizes the pre-defined API definition and implementation from Anypoint Exchange, simplifying the registration process. Here's how it works:

  • Navigate to API Manager:

  • Access Anypoint Platform and navigate to the "API Manager" section.

  • Add New API:

  • Click the "Add API" button and choose "Add new API" from the dropdown menu.

  • Select Runtime and Proxy Type:

  • From the available options, select "Mule Gateway" as the runtime and "Deploy a proxy application" for the proxy type.

  • Hybrid Target for Self-Managed Server:

  • If your Mule application resides on a self-managed server, click the "self-managed server" link at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

  • Select Asset and Version:

  • Choose the API definition and version you want to register from Anypoint Exchange. Ensure the asset type aligns with your API specification (e.g., RAML, OpenAPI).

  • Managing Type:

  • Select "Hybrid" from the "Managing Type" options. This signifies the combination of a pre-defined API definition and your Mule application implementation.

  • Provide API Details (Optional):

  • You can optionally configure additional details for your API instance, such as a name, description, tags, and base path.

  • Save and Review:

  • Click "Save" to create the API instance. You'll see a summary page, and you can access your API's details and configurations for further management.

2. Define API in API Manager (Advanced):

This method offers greater flexibility by allowing you to define the API directly within API Manager. It's suitable for custom APIs or those not readily available in Exchange. Here's the process:

  • Follow steps 1-3 from the previous approach.

  • Select "Define a new API" for Proxy Type:

  • Instead of choosing a pre-defined proxy application, select "Define a new API" for the proxy type.

  • Configure API Definition:

  • Define the API specification directly within the API Manager interface using supported formats like RAML or OpenAPI.

  • Implement Proxy Application (Optional):

  • If your API requires custom logic or transformation, create a new Mule application or reference an existing one as the proxy application. This application will handle the routing, processing, and implementation logic of your API.

  • Save and Review:

  • Click "Save" to create the API instance based on your custom definition and implementation (if applicable).

Choosing the Right Approach:

  • If you have a pre-defined API readily available in Anypoint Exchange and don't require significant customization, the "Manage API Instance from Exchange" method is simpler and faster.

  • For custom APIs or those requiring specific configurations and transformations beyond what Exchange offers, defining the API in API Manager provides more control and flexibility.

Remember to thoroughly understand your API's requirements and access permissions before choosing the appropriate registration method. By following these steps and considering your specific needs, you can effectively register your API in MuleSoft 4's API Manager.

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