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API Gateway

This page gives an overview of the API Gateway service.

Service Description

The API Gateway service allows people to publish APIs via https://api.apps.cam.ac.uk/ which make use of common quota enforcement, developer registration and authentication.

A developer portal allowing self-service registration of applications which make use of the published APIs is at https://developer.api.apps.cam.ac.uk/.

Service Status

This service is currently an ALPHA offering.

Contact

Issues with the service should be raised on the corresponding GitLab project (University members only).

Environments

The API Gateway is hosted by our vendor, Apigee.

Source code

Terraform which drives the API Gateway is developed in a dedicated project on GitLab.

Technologies used

The following gives an overview of the technologies the API Gateway is built on.

Category Language Framework(s)
Configuration Apigee proprietary N/A
Deployment terraform N/A

Deployment

Deployment is via terraform using our logan tool. There are currently two terraform workspaces:

  • development which manages a testing Apigee organisation named "devopsaccountrecoveryapigeestaging-eval"
  • production which manages the production Apigee organisation named "cam"

Documentation

Dedicated operational documentation is hosted within the GitLab project.

End-user documentation is hosted on the Developer portal.

Service Management and tech lead

The service owner for the API gateway is currently vacant.

The service manager for the API gateway is currently vacant.

The tech lead for the API gateway is Rich Wareham.

The following engineers have operational experience with the API Gateway and are able to respond to support requests or incidents: