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API Management and Developer Onboarding for Istio

The Developer Portal for Istio provides a framework for managing the definitions of APIs, API client identity, and API policies on top of Istio. Vendors of API products can leverage the Developer Portal to secure, manage, and publish their APIs independent of the operations used to manage networking infrastructure.

Powered by the OpenAPI and gRPC specifications, the Developer Portal for Istio provides policy, traffic control, and a web UI for consuming APIs provided by services deployed in and outside of Kubernetes.

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How does it work?

The Developer Portal for Istio is driven using declarative YAML configuration (Kubernetes Custom Resources), as well as by Istio service discovery and routing capabilities, making it the first Kubernetes-native Developer Portal of its kind.

Users of the Developer Portal upload API Documents (OpenAPI or gRPC schemas) that reflect the APIs served by microservices running inside (or outside) Kubernetes. Once that is done, users can do any of the following: - Bundle individual API operations into API Products. - Publish API Products to a customizable Portal Web UI. - Expose API Products to Ingress traffic with Istio. - Set Authz and Rate-Limiting policies on exposed API Products.

The Developer Portal automates Istio networking (VirtualServices, DestinationRules, and EnvoyFilters) and renders a dynamic Developer Portal Website from user-provided API Documents, which are bundled and published as API Products.

Getting Started

See the Setup page to install the Developer Portal and the Getting Started guide to publish your first APIs!

Next Steps