September 19, 2021

RapidAPI Adds New Capabilities to its Enterprise Hub

RapidAPI Adds New Capabilities to its Enterprise Hub
RapidAPI Adds New Capabilities to its Enterprise Hub

Via Yahoo Finance.

RapidAPI today announced new enterprise management capabilities for RapidAPI Enterprise Hub, a white-labeled marketplace that enables developers and enterprises to find, connect to, and manage thousands of APIs. RapidAPI Enterprise Hub helps with integrating with existing API gateways and management systems and enabling organizations to manage hundreds to thousands of APIs as well as multiple API types including SOAP, REST, and GraphQL.

The latest update to RapidAPI Enterprise Hub includes a raft of enterprise management capabilities that enable organizations to integrate easily with their existing API environment, create enhanced governance and security policies, and customize and brand their white-labeled marketplaces to align with their business objectives.

RapidAPI’s Enterprise Hub can be deployed internally as a centralized hub for internal collaboration among API providers and consumers. Additionally, companies can use RapidAPI Enterprise Hub to develop branded, external marketplaces that enable customers and partners to also find and connect to their APIs. With the additional integrations, governance, customization and security capabilities now available, companies can accelerate innovation and bring software to market even faster and more efficiently.

New Platform and Event APIs Enable Integration Across the API Infrastructure

RapidAPI Enterprise Hub’s integration capabilities enable organizations to create an abstraction layer across their entire API environment to integrate to and expose APIs from multiple different API gateways and work seamlessly with existing development tooling. With the Platform and Event APIs, enterprises can build event-driven integrations that can trigger custom business logic. Using these integrations, enterprises can connect actions on RapidAPI Enterprise Hub to third-party gateways, CI/CD tools, management systems, analytics, or applications.

For example, you can use the Platform API to centralize observability by syncing analytics from multiple gateways, with the ability to drill down to the API level. Or a discussion on RapidAPI’s Hub can trigger the Event API to send a message into a helpdesk system such as Zendesk. Then, the Platform API would be used to communicate a response back to RapidAPI’s Hub. By leveraging these integrations within RapidAPI Hub, the possibilities for integrating your API environment across your entire development pipeline are endless.

Enhanced Governance Enables Fine-Grained Access Control and Management over API Usage

New comprehensive governance, security, and management capabilities such as role-based access control (RBAC) and federated identity provide enhanced visibility and control over who publishes and consumes your APIs. With RapidAPI Hub, you can manage workflows and approvals, enforce OWASP authentication best practices, and manage API versioning.

Role-based Access Control (RBAC): Secure APIs and enforce access and usage policies by assigning permissions. Organizations can use this capability to create different roles for team members with varying permission levels. Additionally, they can manage permissions at the role, team, and environment level to restrict which users and organizations can view, edit, and publish APIs and applications as well as manage team memberships.