Build your first API proxy

Apigee Edge is a platform for developing and managing API proxies.

An API proxy is your interface to developers that want to use your backend services. Rather than having them consume those services directly, they access an Edge API proxy that you create. With a proxy, you can provide value-added features such as:

  • Security
  • Rate limiting
  • Quotas
  • Caching & persistence
  • Analytics
  • Transformations
  • CORS
  • Fault handling
  • And so much more...

If you're still not sure, check out What is Apigee Edge?

Ready? Let's begin...

To build and deploy your first API proxy:

  1. Create an Apigee account. You have to do this before you can go any further. Or is it farther?
  2. Create an API proxy using the Edge management UI. You'll connect your proxy to a mock endpoint so you can see how it works.
  3. Test your new proxy to make sure you're on track.
  4. Change your target endpoint so your policy has more interesting data to play with.
  5. Add a policy to convert the response from XML to JSON. Policies are at the heart of your proxy's reqest-response flow.

Next step

Step 1: Create an Apigee account Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

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