The new Edge UI for Private Cloud

Apigee is proud to announce a major update to its API management user interface. This New Edge experience builds on top of the existing features of the Apigee Edge platform, and adds some enhancements.

Note the following:

  • You must enable an external IDP such as SAML or LDAP to use the New Edge experience in the Private Cloud. For information, see Overview of external IDP authentication.
  • If you are an existing Edge user, you'll find the New Edge experience to be very familiar to you. The New Edge experience brings new features and enhancements to the Edge API management platform to which you have grown accustomed. It supports full backwards compatibility. Your existing API proxies and applications will just work; no migration is required.
  • Not all features are supported in the New Edge experience for Apigee Edge for Private Cloud. For details, see What features are supported?
  • The New Edge experience became part of the general release as of Apigee Edge for Private Cloud version 4.19.01. It was available as a Beta in Apigee Edge for Private Cloud versions 4.18.01 and 4.18.05.
  • The current release, 4.19.06, is the last release in which the classic UI will be supported.

What features are supported?

The following table compares the features supported by the New Edge and Classic Edge experience in the Private Cloud to help you choose which interface to use at each phase of the API proxy management lifecycle. See also Understanding API proxy management in New Edge.

Feature New Edge Experience (Private Cloud) Classic Edge Experience
API proxy development
Analytics dashboards
Organization administration
Environment configuration
Portal content development using Drupal
Monetization
Proxy creation with OpenAPI v3
Create, edit, and delete virtual hosts
LDAP-based authentication

Understanding API proxy management in New Edge

Easily navigate through the phases of API proxy management using the new side navigation bar in the New Edge interface. Apigee Edge supports the following phases for managing API proxies: Develop, Publish, Analyze, and Admin. Each is described in more detail in the following sections.

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Develop

In the Develop phase, you design, build, and secure your APIs.

Phase Description
Specs
  • Model, validate, test, and document REST APIs without writing any code.
  • Manage your OpenAPI Specifications and store them in a secure repository.
API Proxies
  • Use an OpenAPI Specification to create your API proxy.
  • Build flows and attach policies to manage access to and secure your API.
  • Leverage the declarations and scopes in your OpenAPI Specification to secure your API using OAuth.
Shared Flows Combine policies and resources into a shared flow that you can consume from multiple API proxies, or from other shared flows.
Offline Trace View and analyze trace sessions that were previously saved.

Publish

In the Publish phase, you register the consumers of your APIs and their apps, and build a portal to showcase your APIs.

Phase Description
Developers Register the consumers of your API.
Apps Register and manage the developer apps that access your API.
API products Bundle the APIs that you want to publish into API products.
Portals

Build your developer portal to showcase and manage access to your APIs.

Analyze

In the Analyze phase, you analyze your APIs and make adjustments based on performance.

Phase Description
API Proxy Performance Observe API proxy traffic patterns and processing times.
Cache Performance Evaluate the value of your Apigee Edge cache.
Developer Engagement Identify which of your registered app developers are generating the most API traffic.
Devices Review devices and servers that are being used to access your APIs.
Error Analysis Observe error rates for API proxies and targets.
GeoMap Review traffic patterns, error patterns, and quality of service across geographical locations.
Latency Analysis Review latency issues that your API proxies may be experiencing.
Target Performance Visualize traffic patterns and performance metrics for API proxy backend targets.
Traffic Composition Evaluate the relative contribution of your top APIs, apps, developers, and products to your overall API program.

Admin

In the Admin phase, you administer the users, roles, and certificates for your organization, and monitor user, role, and organization-related activities.

Phase Description
Users Manage users in your organization.
Roles Control access to your organization through role-based access controls.
Environment Manage your runtime environment, including caches, key value maps, target servers, virtual hosts, and TLS/SSL.
Audit logs View logs for users, roles, and organization-related activities.

Installing the New Edge experience

For information about installing the New Edge experience, see Installing the New Edge Experience.

Switching to Classic Edge UI

Switch to Classic Edge experience at anytime during your API proxy management lifecycle. To switch to the Classic Edge UI from New Edge, click Switch to Classic in the side navigation bar.

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