Creating an organization, environment, and virtual host

Edge for Private Cloud v4.18.05

You can create an organization, environment, and virtual host on the command line in a single command, or you can create each one separately. In addition, you can use the management API to perform many of these actions.

Creating an organization, environment, and virtual host at the same time

Before you create an API proxy on Apigee Edge, you must create at least one organization and, within each organization, one or more environments and virtual hosts.

Typically, organizations and environments are created together. To simplify the process, use the apigee-provision utility. Invoke it from the command line on the Edge Management Server:

/opt/apigee/apigee-service/bin/apigee-service apigee-provision setup-org -f configFile

Where configFile is the path to a configuration file that looks similar to the following:

# Set Edge sys admin credentials.
ADMIN_EMAIL=your@email.com
APIGEE_ADMINPW=adminPword     # If omitted, you are prompted for it.
NEW_USER="y"
USER_NAME=orgAdmin@myCo.com
FIRST_NAME=foo
LAST_NAME=bar
USER_PWD="userPword"
ORG_NAME=example  # lowercase only, no spaces, underscores, or periods.
ENV_NAME=prod
VHOST_PORT=9001
VHOST_NAME=default
VHOST_ALIAS="$IP1:9001"
# Optionally configure TLS/SSL for virtual host.
# VHOST_SSL=y     # Set to "y" to enable TLS/SSL on the virtual host.
# KEYSTORE_JAR=   # JAR file containing the cert and private key.
# KEYSTORE_NAME=  # Name of the keystore.
# KEYSTORE_ALIAS= # The key alias.
# KEY_PASSWORD=   # The key password, if it has one.
# Optionally set the base URL displayed by the Edge UI for an
# API proxy deployed to the virtual host.
# VHOST_BASEURL="http://myCo.com"
# AXGROUP=axgroup-001 # Default value is axgroup-001

When setting up an organization, the setup-org script does the following:

  • Creates the organization.
  • Associates the organization with the "gateway" pod. You cannot change this.
  • Adds the specified user as the organization admininstrator. If the user does not exist, you can create one.
  • Creates one or more environments.
  • Creates one or more virtual hosts for each environment.
  • Associates the environment with all Message Processor(s).
  • Enables analytics.

By default, the maximum length of the organization name and environment name is 20 characters when using the apigee-provision utility. This limit does not apply if you use the Edge API directly to create the organization or environment.

Create an organization

Use the create-org command to create an organization, as the following example shows:

/opt/apigee/apigee-service/bin/apigee-service apigee-provision create-org -f configFile

This script creates the organization, but does not add or configure the environments and virtual hosts required by the organization to handle API calls.

The configuration file contains the name of the organization and the email address of the organization admin. The characters you can use in the name attribute are restricted to a-z0-9\-$%. Do not use spaces, periods or upper-case letters in the name:

APIGEE_ADMINPW=adminPword    # If omitted, you are prompted for it.
ORG_NAME=example  # lowercase only, no spaces, underscores, or periods.
ORG_ADMIN=orgAdmin@myCo.com

The create-org script:

  • Creates the organization.
  • Associates the organization with the "gateway" pod.
  • Adds the specified user as the organization admininstrator. The user must already exist; otherwise the script issues an error.

Create an organization by using API calls

You can use the following API calls to create an organization. The first call creates the organization:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/xml" -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd \
  -X POST http://management_server_IP:8080/v1/organizations \
  -d '<Organization name="org_name" type="paid"/>'

The next call associates the organization with a pod:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
  -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd -X POST \
  http://management_server_IP:8080/v1/organizations/org_name/pods \
  -d "region=default&pod=gateway"

The final call adds an existing user as the org admin for the org:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/xml" -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd \
  -X POST http://<ms-ip>:8080/v1/organizations/org_name/users/user_email/userroles/ \
  -d '<Roles><Role name="orgadmin"/></Roles>'

If the user does not exist, you can use the following call to create the user as described in Adding a user.

Create an environment

Use the add-env script to create an environment in an existing organization:

/opt/apigee/apigee-service/bin/apigee-service apigee-provision add-env -f configFile

This config file contains the information necessary to create the environment and virtual host:

APIGEE_ADMINPW=adminPword    # If omitted, you are prompted for it.
ORG_NAME=example  # lowercase only, no spaces, underscores, or periods.
ENV_NAME=prod
VHOST_PORT=9001
VHOST_NAME=default
VHOST_ALIAS="$IP1:9001"
# Optionally configure TLS/SSL for virtual host.
# VHOST_SSL=y     # Set to "y" to enable TLS/SSL on the virtual host.
# KEYSTORE_JAR=   # JAR file containing the cert and private key.
# KEYSTORE_NAME=  # Name of the keystore. 
# KEYSTORE_ALIAS= # The key alias.
# KEY_PASSWORD=   # The key password, if it has one. 
# Optionally set the base URL displayed by the Edge UI for an
# API proxy deployed to the virtual host.
# VHOST_BASEURL="http://myCo.com"
# AXGROUP=axgroup-001 # Default value is axgroup-001

The add-env command:

  • Creates the environment.
  • Creates a single virtual host for the environment.
  • Associates the environment with all Message Processor(s) in the pod associated with the organization containing the environment.
  • Enables analytics

Create an environment by using API calls

Alternatively, you can use the following API calls to create an environment. The first call creates the environment:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/xml" -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd \
  -X POST http://management_server_IP:8080/v1/organizations/org_name/environments \
  -d  '<Environment name="env_name"/>'

The next call associates the environment with a Message Processor. Make this call for each Message Processor that you want to associate with the environment:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
  -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd -X POST \
  http://management_server_IP:8080/v1/organizations/org_name/environments/env_name/servers \
  -d "action=add&uuid=uuid"

Where uuid is the UUID of Message Processor. You can obtain the UUID by using the command:

curl http://Message_Processor_IP:8082/v1/servers/self

Where Message_Processor_IP is the IP address of the Message Processor.

The next API call enables Analytics for a given environment. It validates the existence of Qpid and Postgres Servers in the PODs of all datacenters. Then it starts the Analytics onboarding for the given organization and environment.

This config file contains:

ORG_NAME=orgName  # lowercase only, no spaces, underscores, or periods.
ENV_NAME=envName

Where sample.json contains the following:

{
  "properties" : {
    "samplingAlgo" : "reservoir_sampler",
    "samplingTables" : "10=ten;1=one;",
    "aggregationinterval" : "300000",
    "samplingInterval" : "300000",
    "useSampling" : "100",
    "samplingThreshold" : "100000"
  },
  "servers" : {
    "postgres-server" : [ "1acff3a5-8a6a-4097-8d26-d0886853239c", "f93367f7-edc8-4d55-92c1-2fba61ccc4ab" ],  
    "qpid-server" : [ "d3c5acf0-f88a-478e-948d-6f3094f12e3b", "74f67bf2-86b2-44b7-a3d9-41ff117475dd"] 
  }
}

The postgres-servers property contains a comma-separated list of the Postgres UUIDs, and the qpid-server property contains the Qpid UUIDs. If you need to obtain these UUIDs, use the following commands.

For Qpid, run the following command:

curl -u sysAdminEmail:password http://management_server_IP/v1/servers?pod=central

The output of this command is a JSON object. For each Qpid server, you will see output in the form:

"type" : [ "qpid-server" ],
"uUID" : "d3c5acf0-f88a-478e-948d-6f3094f12e3b"

For Postgres, run the following command:

curl -u sysAdminEmail:passwor http://management_server_IP/v1/servers?pod=analytics

For each Postgres server, you will see output in the form:

"type" : [ "postgres-server" ],
"uUID" : "d3c5acf0-f88a-478e-948d-6f3094f12e3b"

Create a virtual host

You can create a virtual host in an existing environment in an organization. Often an environment supports multiple virtual hosts. For example, one virtual host might support the HTTP protocol, while another virtual host in the same environment supports the encrypted HTTPS protocol.

Use the following API call to create additional virtual hosts, or to create a virtual host for an environment with no virtual host:

curl -H "Content-Type:application/xml" -u sysAdminEmail:adminPasswd \
  -X POST http://management_server_IP:8080/v1/organizations/org_name/environments/env_name/virtualhosts \
  -d '<VirtualHost name="default"> \
    <HostAliases> \
      <HostAlias>myorg-test.apigee.net</HostAlias> \
    </HostAliases> \
    <Interfaces/> \
    <Port>443</Port> \
  </VirtualHost>'

For a complete description of creating a virtual host, including creating a secure virtual host that uses TLS/SSL over HTTPS, see Configuring TLS access to an API for the Private Cloud.