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Status Future consideration
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2020

Integrate git repository with API Designer for CI/CD validation

In API design time enterprises want to enforce authored policies to be deployed in API Gateway, to ensure security and quality. For example, based on API end user type (customer, employee, partner) different IdP needs to be enforced. Based on to be protected data (internal, confidential, secret, personal information etc.), different authentication strength needs to be enforced. Also, some company has its own API guidelines. For example, camelCase or snake_case in API paths and parameters. Such validation can't be executed today with API Designer or apic --validate.

A common solution is to build linter tools and inject them during CI/CD, which calls manager API to publish only enterprise policy compliant APIs. The CI/CD linter can be triggered when API Designer push APIs to git code repository, like github, gitlab, bitbucket etc.

Note: this is not policy enforcement in rumtime on gateway, but in design & deployment time with designer.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 140299
RFE Product IBM API Connect