NOTE: For information on new API Gateway features in the Akamai 2018 October Release, go here.
Get the scale your global APIs need.
APIs are the connective tissue between software and modern digital experiences, but they must be governed to prevent misuse from consumers. An API gateway provides a unified entry point for all API consumers and governs traffic. However, there are challenges: API gateways are difficult to scale and are often restricted to a particular region.
To meet these challenges, Akamai API Gateway offloads API governance to the edge. This converts every one of Akamai’s globally distributed edge servers into an API gateway to maximize your scalability and reliability, giving you the scale your global APIs need.
Here are four of Akamai API Gateway's key capabilities for API developers:
Scalable access control
User quota enforcement
Enable tier access and enforce business SLAs.
Supercharge your APIs
Deploying your APIs on Akamai can be done in five easy steps:
Add API Gateway to your contract
Use Marketplace in Luna to add API Gateway to an existing delivery product. After two clicks, you're done. API Gateway will be on your contract within an hour.
Add the API Gateway behavior in Property Manager
API Gateway runs atop Akamai's delivery products, unlocking all the benefits of routing and acceleration. Add the API Gateway behavior at the top level of your delivery configuration, and push it to production.
Import a Swagger or RAML file
If you're writing Swagger or RAML definition documents for your API, point Akamai to your definition file. API Gateway will instantaneously identify everything about your API and how it's constructed - no manual configuration of endpoints and resources needed.
Push your API to the network
Configure API Gateway with the settings you need and push your configuration out to our network. That’s it! You can start making requests to see the power of the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
CNAME your API to Akamai
Make a DNS change to ensure that Akamai edge servers are answering requests for your API domain name. API Gateway does the heavy lifting by locating the edge server closest to the API client.
Here's additional information about best practices and answers to common questions around Akamai API Gateway.
|Getting Started||API Caching||Swagger / RAML|
|User Quota Enforcement||OAuth||GraphQL|
|JSON Web Tokens|
|- How-To: Replacing HMAC Secrets with RSA Keys to Validate Tokens|