This option allows the addition of a proxy project to existing backend REST or HTTP services which can be used for request types: REST or HTTP respectively.
Adding a REST/HTTP Service project
To add a REST/HTTP Service project, click the Add icon and click the From REST/HTTP Service option.
Figure 1: Navigating to create a project from the REST/HTTP Service
Providing Basic Attributes
Enter values for attributes following descriptions in the table below.
Figure 2: New Backend Service dialog box to provide details of REST/HTTP Service
|Project display name||Provide a name to represent and identify the project.|
|Version||Revision number of the project. For example, 1.0 for a project being newly added and 1.1 or 2.0 for the next revision.|
|Use proxy as endpoint||Use this option if proxy requests are not to be forwarded to the target.|
|Target backend service URL||URL of the service provider from where data is to be fetched after implementing the policies that are defined.|
HTTP method used by the back end Service to send requests by using the following methods:
|Proxy context path|
This is a text used to combine with the version number to act as an identifier to map a deployed project. The proxy resolves context path mappings prior to applying any matching policies (explained in subsequent topics).
|Proxy method||HTTP method used by the application to send requests to the proxy by using the methods GET/POST/PUT/DELETE as explained previously.|
After entering the above details, you may click Finish to create the project, or click Next to:
- Add Security policy or to add Quota policy.
- Attach an existing product to this new project.
API Customization - Enabling Security and Quota
Generally, policies are created for a project after adding the project, while Security policy and Quota policy can be created while creating a project as well. To do this, click Next and select the attributes as described in the table below.
Figure 4: Options to provide security attributes and enforce Quota
|Secure API with|
Enables security to the requests with the following security options:
|Enforce Quota||Whether or not to enable the default Quota policy.|
After entering the above details, click:
- Finish to create the project
- Next to attach a product to this new project.
Product Mapping - Attaching a Product to the Project
Select a product to attach to the project from the existing projects listed under the Attach to API products drop-down and click Finish to save the project. The project gets added to the API Projects screen.
Figure 4: Option to attach an existing product(s) to the project
The project gets added to the API Projects
Figure 5: Project added to the API Projects screen