Configuring the cloud settings
Before you can add a provider organization to your cloud, you must specify your cloud settings to configure an email server for notifications as well as user registry options and catalog defaults.
The cloud settings let you define basic configuration for your deployment. To view the current settings, log in to Cloud Manager and click in the navigation pane.
Tip: When you are familiar with the cloud settings, you can modify them using the Toolkit command-line interface instead of the user interface.
Visit the following pages to configure settings:
- Provide a title and description for your cloud administrator organization. For more information, see Change the name of your cloud.
- Specify time-out settings for onboarding invitations, password resets, access tokens, and
refresh tokens. To specify a timeout value, select or type an integer value in the
Number field and then choose a unit of time (Seconds, Minutes, or Hours) in
the Unit field.For more information on setting timeouts, see the following topics:
- User Registries
- Configure one or more user registries to authenticate users of Cloud Manager or API Manager. The user credentials for all users who login to each applications must be stored in the specified registries. For more information on configuring user registries, see Selecting user registries for Cloud Manager and API Manager.
- Create roles and assign them to members of the Admin organization to specify which tasks members are authorized to perform. For more information on assigning roles, see Administering members and roles.
- Role Defaults
- The Role Defaults for the Admin organization are not configurable, but you can customize the base roles for provider organizations and consumer organizations. For more information on customizing base roles, see Role Defaults overview.
- View the list of endpoints configured for API Manager, provider APIs, and consumer APIs during the installation process.
- Select the email server for your on-premises cloud notifications, configure notification
settings, and specify the sender name and email address to be included in the emails. You can also
preview and customize email templates used for notifications. For more information on setting up
notifications, see Setting up notifications.Note: Be sure to configure the email server, because it is needed for sending invitations and other notifications to users.
- Catalog Defaults
- Specify one or more gateway services to be provided to every Catalog by default, so that Products (which contain APIs) can be made available to users. When a new Catalog is created in a provider organization, it is assigned to the default gateway service. Any changes you make to these settings do not affect existing Catalogs. For more information on selecting gateway services, see Configuring the default gateway services for Catalogs.
- Audit Setting
- Configure auditing settings to monitor API calls and log information about the calling users, the time of each call, and the activity involved in each event. The audit focuses on "who" did "what" and "when", including the request payload and the result of the operation. All create, update, and delete operations are audited. Generally, read operations are only audited if the calling user logged in with an OIDC Provider user registry. For more information about configuring the use of auditing, see Configuring audit logging to monitor user operations.
Use the following list to locate instructions for using specific cloud settings: