APIIDA AG launches the Winter 21 Release of the APIIDA API Gateway Manager and provides some new features. The new version focuses on new functionalities for the automation of existing processes and the expansion of version control. Furthermore, the Advisor feature is intended to enable better gateway management.
The Advisor Feature now offers customers the possibility to recognize expiring certificates in a timely manner and to inform the responsible customers. To this end, new integrations for Microsoft Teams and Jira tickets, among others, have been added to support communication with the popular communication and organization tools. Combined with the new Automation feature, this allows automatic notifications to be configured for specific events. For example, a Jira ticket can be created when certificates expire or an email / messenger message can be sent to responsible persons when a migration is completed. It is also possible to directly address a webhook. The APIIDA AG team is also planning to further expand these integration options in the following versions. This clearly continues the direction towards API Operations Automation, i.e. towards simple and automated CI/CD processes for Layer7 API Management.
The second major new feature of the Winter 21 release is the improved Git integration. The new release allows to register APIs from gateways and directly from a central version control. This makes it possible to manage APIs that are only available as source code on a GitHub, GitLab or, now new, Nexus repository in the APIIDA API Gateway Manager and make them available on managed gateways. In addition, the user interface has been improved to allow easier handling of repositories. This makes it easier to set up and use centralized version control and integration with the CI/CD process and development processes.
Speaking of development processes: Starting with the Winter 21 release, APIIDA API Gateway Manager enables the creation and use of policy templates. This feature allows users to store and describe standardized policies and policy fragments as templates. This shortens development time and simplifies the management of standardized processes.
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