API auto-discovery is a mechanism that manages an API from API Manager by pairing the deployed application to an API created on the platform.

In this use case we will deploy the application through Anypoint Studio

First update the AnyPoint Studio with Anypoint Platform credentials –same credential will be used to deploy your code in CloudHub.

Add the credential – Goto Window – Preferences – Anypoint Studio – Authentication

Now update organization Client id and secret in AnyPoint Studio

We need to get the credentials from AnyPoint platform – in case you can’t see the option then check with Administrator.

Click on organization name and then copy Client id and Secret

Update the same in AnyPoint Studio and validate it.

Now we need to create the API Manager configuration for the application.

In API Manager – create the API Manager configuration for the mule application – API name will be synced with Exchange assets.

Once saved you can see the API ID under Autodiscovery – please note it down. Also, see the status right now is Unregistered.

Now in mule application we must add the AutoDiscovery configuration – add the Global Elements -> AutoDiscovery -> APP ID which we had noted down in earlier step

Now deploy the application through AnyPoint Studio only – as this will ensure the client id and secret will be pushed from Anypoint Studio to Cloudhub.

Once deployed we can see the application in Mule runtime and logs confirming that its successfully got registered with API manager.

Also, we can access the endpoint now –

Now if we check API manager again then it’s status must change to Active as application is now registered.

Now attach the client policy in API manager for this application

Click Apply

Now if we hit the same endpoint then we must get authentication error –

Now let’s create client application credential for accessing the application – from Exchange request for the access.

If no SLA tier is defined, then it will take to Client App page

Just note down the client id and secret

Now if we pass this client id and secret then we can access the application.

5 Thoughts to “API Manager – Auto-Discovery”

  1. Rashmi Sarangi

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    1. admin

      Please post your queries to admin@acesoa.com

  2. vioglich

    Nicely put, Thank you.

  3. Thayanidhi Nagendran

    Hi, I tried the same approach but still my API manager is in unrigestered state.
    do we need to add traits in the API spec before build it in anypoint studio.

    1. admin

      No, traits is not required, please check if you are passing client id/secret of your organization while deployment and if you have selected the correct autodiscovery id.

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