Securely Expose a SOAP Service as a RESTful API Using Apigee
Apigee Edge enables you to quickly expose backend services as APIs. You do this by creating an API proxy that provides a facade for the backend service that you want to expose. You only need to provide the network address for the backend service, along with some information that Edge uses to create the API proxy that is exposed to developers.
The API proxy decouples your backend service implementation from the API that developers consume. This shields developers from future changes to your backend services. As you update backend services, developers, insulated from those changes, can continue to call the API uninterrupted.
API proxies give you the full power of Apigee's API platform to secure API calls, throttle traffic, mediate messages, control error handling, cache things, build developer portals, document APIs, analyze API traffic data, make money on the use of your APIs, protect against bad bots, and more.
In this lab you will start with an existing SOAP service which you will quickly import into Apigee using the powerful built-in wizard and apply some basic security, traffic management, and message transformation policies.
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What you need
To complete this lab, you need:
- Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).
- Time to complete the lab.
Note: If you already have your own personal GCP account or project, do not use it for this lab.
Apigee Account - If you don't have an account, sign-up for a trial account at https://login.apigee.com/sign_up. You will get notified through the registered email once the account is created. This could take a few minutes.
REST Client- To invoke the APIs you can use cUrl, or use the simplified REST Client at https://apigee-rest-client.appspot.com/.
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