I am excited to announce the latest update to the Anypoint Platform. This update is focused on a number of capabilities that enable even more efficient management of a well-oiled API-led connectivity solution.
Rich API product offering through layered service level agreements
Anypoint Platform Service Level Agreements (SLAs) allows API owners to define the menu of offerings available to API consumers. SLAs are an important element of an API as a product: API consumers can register for the SLA tiers of their interest, while API owners can associate different controls and chargeback schemes with different SLAs.
In this update we have enhanced the concept of an SLA to allow for richer API product offering by API owners. To begin, a single SLA can now have more than one throughput limit. For example, an SLA tier named “Gold” could offer a limit of 100 requests per second as well as a limit of 10,000 requests per day. This ensures that applications registered against a “Gold” tier don’t exceed a bursting (not externally visible to application developers registering for the API) limit of 100 request per second, and as such don’t overwhelm the API, while also ensuring that “Gold” tier registered applications get an API product SLA of 10,000 requests per day. Furthemore, API owners can now control the visibility of a throughput layer to API consumers at application registration time. In the “Gold” SLA example, this feature would be of use as an API owner might not want to advertize the burst controlling 100 request per second limit to API consumers as part of the API product offering within the API portal.
Tracking change events through audit logs
Knowing the details of change events within your organization is an important element of efficient governance; the modification of an IP whitelisting policy’s IP list can have an immediate impact on API consumers. The addition of a user to a role has critical access implications across your API implementations and SaaS integrations. The new audit service API that we have introduced with this update captures change events within the platform and provides access to the historical audit logs so as to provide organization administrators full visibility into the who, what, and when of every change event within the Anypoint Platform.
API product offering legals with Portal Terms and Conditions
Developer portals are front stores to API consumers. Many organizations thus require API consumers to accept Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) prior to being able to browse and consume APIs within their portals. We had already introduced the support for the configuration and acceptance of T&Cs by API consumers at application registration time. This update enhances that capability with the support for T&Cs that must be accepted at developer portal access time.
Beyond these important new enhancements, this latest Anypoint Platform update also promotes our support for file and images attachments for portals to GA. The update has also introduced the support for browser favicon customizations for external API developer portals to allow for further white-labeling of the user experience. Hope you enjoy this release’s exciting new features!