Create an Apigee Edge account

You need an account to use Apigee Edge. Apigee Edge provides different levels of accounts, including a free evaluation.

You can create your own Apigee Edge account or an administrator can create one for you, as described in the following sections.

Create your own Apigee Edge account

This section describes how to create a free evaluation account or sign up for a plan account.

Create an Evaluation Account

To create a free Apigee Edge evaluation account and log in:

  1. Go to https://login.apigee.com/sign_up.
  2. Enter the required information.
  3. Click Create account (or Sign Up).
  4. A user account confirmation is sent to your email account. In the email you receive, click the account verification link to verify your email address.
    After you click the email link, a browser tab is opened to the login page (https://login.apigee.com/login).
  5. Log in with the email and password that you used to sign up.
    Apigee activates your account, and you are logged in to the Apigee Edge management UI.

    Note: In some cases, it may take a few minutes for activation to complete and you will see the following progress dialog. You may wish to review the tutorials, videos, or forums, while you wait.
    activating account

    After your account is activated, the following message appears:
    activated
  6. Click Get Started to access the Edge Management UI.

Congratulations! You have a new Edge account and organization. The email used to set up the account is automatically added to the Organization Administrator role. That means you can do just about everything in your organization.

By default, the New Edge experience is presented. You can See switch between the New Edge and Classic Edge UI at anytime.

The organization name is auto-generated based on your email address (minus the @domain) and ends in -eval. If required, a 5-digit random number may be added to the organization name to ensure that it is unique. For example, if your email address is joe@company.com, the organization name for the evaluation account might be auto-generated as joe-eval or joe-12345-eval.

Sign up for a plan account

To sign up for a plan account and log in:

  1. Go to https://apigee.com/api-management/#/pricing and follow the process for signing up for the type of account you want to purchase.
  2. A user account confirmation is sent to your email account once account setup is complete. In the email you receive, click the account verification link to verify your email address.
    After you click the email link, a browser tab is opened to the login page (https://login.apigee.com/login).
  3. Sign in with the email and password that you used to sign up for the plan.
    Apigee activates your account, and you are logged in to the Apigee Edge management UI.

    Note: In some cases, it may take a few minutes for activation to complete and you will see the following progress dialog. You may wish to review the tutorials, videos, or forums while you wait.


    After your account is activated, the following message appears:
  4. Click Get Started to access the Edge Management UI.

By default, the New Edge experience is presented. You can See switch between the New Edge and Classic Edge UI at anytime.

To update Apigee Edge plan credit card details:

  1. Click the Admin link in the left navigation pane of the Apigee Edge management UI.
  2. Click the Billing Account link in the left navigation pane to view your current billing method and details.
  3. Click the Edit icon in the upper right corner of the billing details section to open the credit card update dialog.
  4. Update your credit card billing details and click Save to save your updated billing information.

To update Apigee Edge plan billing from invoice to credit card:

  1. Click the Admin link in the left navigation pane of the Apigee Edge management UI.
  2. Click the Billing Account link in the left navigation pane to view your current billing method and details.
  3. Click the Edit icon in the upper right corner of the billing details section to open the credit card update dialog.
  4. Enter your credit card billing details and click Save to save your credit card details.
  5. Once your credit card details are saved, your billing method will change to credit card and you will no longer be invoiced.

Create an Apigee Edge account as an organization administrator

An organization administrator can add a new user account on Apigee Edge. The new user is automatically added to the administrator's organization. For more information, see Managing organization users.

What's next?

Now that you have a new Edge organization, you can get started building API proxies and infrastructure. You can also start using the Edge management API to manage your organization's API proxies and resources.

And now that you're a registered Edge user, you can be added as an administrator to other organizations, where you can create API proxies and manage the API environment according to the role you're assigned. You can also add other Edge users as administrators to your organization. See Managing organization users for more information.

Tutorials

A great way to get familiar with Edge is to run through some tutorials. Why not start with the Get Started with Apigee Edge tutorial?

API proxy development and concepts

For an intro to API proxies and related Edge artifacts, see Video concepts. For a deeper dive into the anatomy of API proxies and proxy development, see the topics starting with Understanding APIs and API proxies.

For a longer, more comprehensive read, check out What is Apigee Edge?

Your organization and credentials in the management API

Using the Edge management API is a slightly advanced topic, but we mention it here because it involves the organization name credentials you've created. Your Edge email and password let you make calls to the Edge management API (since you're automatically an Organization Administrator with permissions to do just about anything).

For example, say you want to get a list of all your API proxies. You can make that management API call in a number of ways, such as in Postman, with SmartDocs, with cURL, and so on. Here's a cURL example:

$ curl https://api.enterprise.apigee.com/v1/organizations/{org_name}/apis -u email:password

On each call, you must specify your organization name and include your Apigee email and password (currently with basic auth). The call above shows how your credentials are passed using cURL. With other API clients, enter your credentials in the appropriate place for basic auth.

Finding your organization name

After you create an organization, you can find its name in a few places:

In the URL of the Edge management UI

In the user profile drop-down