Create, Secure, and Manage APIs

Create custom APIs, apply security and consumption constraints, and manage the full lifecycle of APIs - all from a single unified console.


Create custom APIs that expose the full capabilities of your microservices and enterprise applications.


Easily apply out-of-the-box and custom gateway policies to secure and govern the use of APIs, ultimately protecting your back-end data and services.


Manage the full lifecycle of your internal, external, and third party APIs. Empower developers to discover and consume APIs with the API Connect developer portal. Gain deep insights around API consumption with built-in analytics.

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Socialize & Monetize

API Connect makes it easy to bundle multiple APIs into Products that you can share with internal and external developers via a self-service portal. You can fully customize the look and feel of the portal, and use the built-in blog, forum, and messaging features to facilitate communication with the developers who consume your APIs.

New monetization features allow you to easily charge other organizations to use your APIs. You can take advantage of out-of-the-box integration with the Stripe payment system, or integrate API Connect with other enterprise billing systems via well-documented interfaces. Application developers can use the API Connect developer portal to subscribe to monetized API plans, and to manage their payment and invoicing preferences.

Just need an API gateway? We've got you covered.

We've baked basic API Management capabilities into key areas of the IBM Cloud platform. These capabilities are completely free with your IBM Cloud account, and allow you to easily create, secure, and manage:

  • - APIs exposed by Cloud Foundry Applications on IBM Cloud
  • - APIs that wrap a set of microservices built with IBM Cloud Functions
  • - API proxies that expose backend services