Developer portal solutions for hybrid

As an API provider, you have developed a set of APIs to provide access to your backend services. Your next step is to build your developer portal to enable app developers to:

  • Learn about your data and service offerings
  • Learn how to use your APIs by reviewing comprehensive documentation, including example use case, tutorials, and reference documentation
  • Register using a self-service process in order to build apps that use your APIs

Apigee supports several developer portal solutions, summarized in the following table, ranging from simple turn-key to fully customizable and extensible. When choosing a solution, you need to balance your customization requirements against the time and knowledge required to implement your portal.

Hybrid solution Features Hosted by Apigee? Support
(Requires licensed subscription)
Apigee integrated portal (Alpha*) Simple self-service portal development. Yes Apigee 24/7 support
Drupal 8 modules (Alpha) Fully customizable option, based on a powerful, open source CMS integrated with Apigee using modules. No Apigee 24/7 support for break-fix issues
Do-it-yourself (DIY) (Beta) Fully customizable portal development using Apigee APIs. No Apigee 24/7 support for Apigee APIs only

* Soon to be available in beta.

Choose your developer portal solution

To help you decide which developer portal solution to choose, consider the following decision tree and review the Comparison of developer portal features.

Consider building an Apigee integrated portal if you plan to support common use cases for portal development, such as standard registration and app creation flows, and more stylistic than functional changes.

A Drupal-based portal is the only option at this time for monetization customers.

Comparison of developer portal features

The following table provides a comparison of features between the Apigee integrated portal and the Drupal-based developer portal.

Feature Integrated portal (Alpha) Drupal (Alpha)
Portal content development using Markdown
Portal content development using HTML
API reference doc rendered from OpenAPI specifications
OpenAPI Specification version 3 support
Send live requests from your API reference
Custom theme
Custom menus
Third-party tags, like Google Analytics
Custom JavaScript code
Custom domain name
HTTPs enabled
Terms and conditions for account creation
Mobile device display optimization
Integration with custom scripts and script tags
SMTP configuration
Email template configuration
CAPTCHA to prevent spam
Roles and permissions for developer/consumer accounts
Federated login
Monetization  
Search configuration *
Blog and forums **
Page templates for content creation
App analytics on the portal
Rules-based event management
Extensible with add-on modules
Custom app registration flows
Custom developer registration flows
Portal logs
Link checker
Microsoft Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge support Microsoft Edge only

Build an integrated portal (Alpha)

Create a lightweight developer portal quickly in the hybrid UI. Navigate to https://apigee.google.com/edge, sign-in, and select Publish > Portals in the side navigation bar of the hybrid UI.

The following figure shows the landing page for the integrated portal.

Portal intro

Build a Drupal-based portal (Alpha)

Using the Drupal portal development tools, you can build a fully customizable developer portal. Drupal provides a rich set of functionality and all the CMS capabilities of Drupal with additional Apigee-developed Drupal modules. However, implementing a Drupal-based portal requires more time and effort.

Hybrid supports Drupal 8, which provides a reliable open-source, enterprise-level content management system (CMS). Because Drupal 8 is open-source, you can extend and contribute to the Drupal 8 portal development framework and leverage the knowledge of the Drupal community. For more information, see Build your portal using Drupal 8.

Build your own portal using Apigee APIs (Beta)

Build your own, fully customized portal leveraging Apigee APIs summarized in the following table. For more information, refer to the sections outlined in the following table.

Category Apigee APIs Description
Analytics Stats View analytics for your APIs.
API Keys Developer App Keys

Company App Keys

Manage API keys used to authorize the usage of APIs in apps.
API Products API Products Manage the API products that you publish to the developer portal.
Applications Apps

Developer Apps

Company Apps

Manage the applications registered by developers to consume your APIs.
Developers Developers

Companies

Manage the developers that have registered on your developer portal.

Simplify the integration of your portal client using the Apigee Client Library for PHP. The SDK makes it easy to write PHP modules that use the Apigee APIs described in the previous table. For more information about the Apigee API Client Library for PHP, see: