Use case


Everything you need to build APIs

Drag-and-drop policies

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Save developers’ time and reduce errors with drag-and-drop assembly for many complex API policies, with no XML required.

Definition templates

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Enforce corporate standards by using pre-existing templates for both API definitions and API product definitions.

Integrated security

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Secure APIs, including those created with IBM App Connect, to accelerate API delivery.

Simplified categorization

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Use customer-defined metadata to simplify API categorization and searchability and control API gateway behavior.

Seamless experience

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Move from developing APIs in the developer toolkit to publishing and managing them in IBM API Connect without interruption.

Simple governance

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Allow your lines of business to publish internal and external APIs to a single corporate portal.

Powerful tools


User Interface of the API creation capability in API Connect


Create an API with definitions in a comfortable graphical user interface (GUI) that clearly walks you through the optional and required inputs for your API.

Proxy and invoke web services

User interface of the API front- and back-end decoupling capability in API Connect

Proxy and invoke web services

Proxy and invoke the existing web services that you want to secure, manage and share with others by decoupling the front-end API from its back-end services.

Security configuration

User interface of the API front- and back-end decoupling capability in API Connect

Security configuration

Configure simple GUI security or use powerful drag-and-drop policies to reinforce gateways when creating an API; securely share endpoint access with users.


User interface of the API front- and back-end decoupling capability in API Connect


For advanced needs, use built-in drag-and-drop policies proven in financial enterprises and defense departments — or customize your own with GatewayScript.


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