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    A free, locally hosted API management solution. A proxy for your api, statistics for your api & a powerful api of its own.

    There are three components which make up the Api Axle system:

    The proxy

    $ npm install apiaxle-proxy

    This is the aspect of the system which does the actual proxying. It sits in front of your API and does the authentication, key checking, queries per day/second checking. This is the bit you want if you want anything. More detail on the main site.

    The API

    $ npm install apiaxle-api

    This is the (optional) API for managing users, keys and endpoints. Once installed, run it with:

    $ apiaxle-api

    The REPL

    $ npm install apiaxle-repl

    A way to administer your ApiAxle installation via a command line. Once installed, run it with:

    $ apiaxle

    You then get a prompt where you can type help to find out more.

    The base libs

    This is a set of libraries which is required for the above components.


    Check the main site for more detailed installation instructions.


    • master: Build Status
    • develop: Build Status


    Docker image

    This repository is auto-built and published as apiaxle/apiaxle.

    NOTE: If using this via Docker Compose, use the version 2 syntax for your docker-compose.yml file.


    This project uses two Dockerfiles, one for production usage named Dockerfile, and a second for development of ApiAxle itself, named Dockerfile-development. Docker Compose is configured to build the development version for you, see below for examples.

    Environment Variables

    Environment variables can be used to configure NODE_ENV, REDIS_HOST, REDIS_PORT, API_NAME_REGEX and DEBUG_MODE. Below are defaults for production:

    • NODE_ENV = production
    • REDIS_HOST = redis
    • REDIS_PORT = 6379
    • API_NAME_REGEX = ^(.+?)\\.api\\. (extra backslash required for JSON)
    • DEBUG_MODE = false

    Start services

    docker-compose up -d redis
    docker-compose up -d api
    docker-compose up -d proxy

    Run repl

    docker-compose run repl

    Run tests

    docker-compose run repl test

    Enter container

    docker-compose run --entrypoint sh repl

    Example adding an api and key:

    api acme create endPoint='localhost:8000'
    key 1234 create
    api acme linkkey 1234

    Example curl:

    curl localhost:3000?api_key=1234 -H 'Host: acme.api.localhost'


    npm i apiaxle-base

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