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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By : Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins
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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By: Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins

Overview of this book

Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service moves from theory to practice using the newest Oracle API management platform. This critical new platform for Oracle developers allows you to interface the complex array of services your clients expect in the modern world. First, you'll learn about Oracle’s new platform and get an overview of it, then you'll see a use case showing the functionality and use of this new platform for Oracle customers. Next, you’ll see the power of Apiary and begin designing your own APIs. From there, you’ll build and run microservices and set up the Oracle API gateways. Moving on, you’ll discover how to customize the developer portal and publish your own APIs. You’ll spend time looking at configuration management on the new platform, and implementing the Oauth 2.0 policy, as well as custom policies. The latest finance modules from Oracle will be examined, with some of the third party alternatives in sight as well. This broad-scoped book completes your journey with a clear examination of how to transition APIs from Oracle API Management 12c to the new Oracle API Platform, so that you can step into the future confidently.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

What this book covers

This book will take the reader through the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Platform Overview, provides a full and comprehensive overview of the platform, introducing key concepts and the capabilities from the perspective of the management console.

Chapter 2, Use Case, describes a hypothetical use case in which we can then illustrate the different aspects of the API Platform Cloud Service. While the case maybe hypothetical, the underpinning needs come from real-world scenarios the authors have seen.

Chapter 3, Designing the API, goes through the process of designing APIs following an API-design first approach taking a use case. This includes using features such as API definition using the API blueprint, API mocking to test the API behavior, and Dredd to unit-test an API implementation.

Chapter 4, Building and Running the Microservice, show how the API definition produced can be realized using microservice technologies as APIs are natural partners. To demonstrate the microservice, we'll deploy the service on Amazon using Docker and into Oracle's Container Cloud.

Chapter 5, Platform Setup and Gateway Configuration, goes into the detail of instantiating APIP, configuring the cloud platform and then installing and configuring an API gateway including all pre-requisites. We first need to install and configure an API gateway to be able to manage the API for our microservice. This chapter deals with this topic.

Chapter 6, Defining Policies for APIs, will take you through the process of looking at the policies available to us, and defining the policies to be used with our APIs and then deploy them now that we have a gateway ready, an API definition set, and its implementation done.

Chapter 7, Testing APIs with API Fortress, talks about API Fortress. With an API configured and deployed it needs to be tested. Whilst there are a number of tools available for this task API Fortress has a level of integration with the APIP CS, which makes the process even easier.

Chapter 8, Implementing OAuth 2.0, looks at how to set up OAuth 2.0 with the APIP CS and Oracle Identity Cloud, now that OAuth is becoming the defacto norm for authentication and authorization for user-based credentials for web services, particularly REST ones. In this chapter, we look at how to setup OAuth2 with the APIP CS and Oracle Identity Cloud.

Chapter 9, Implementing Custom Policies, will walk through the process of building custom API policies using Groovy scripting or the policy Java SDK. APIP CS provides several approaches to develop our own API policies and these will be covered in this chapter.

Chapter 10, Moving from API Management 12c to APIP CS, talks about transitioning to APIP CS. APIP CS is not the 1st Oracle API product. API Management 12c represents Oracle's 2nd generation of API Platform, and for those not starting with a clean sheet will need to understand the options for migrating from the older product.