The apiconnect-microgateway is the enforcement component of the apiconnect collection of components providing solutions for API creation, deployment, lifecycle management, monitization, and enforcement. The micro gateway is fundamentally a proxy, securing and forwarding requests to a back end API.
It was created using StrongLoop technology and a series of middleware components. The package is customized to work with the apiconnect infrastructure that automatically communicates with the micro gateway to dynamically load APIs, Products, and Plans so that APIs are secured and processed in a seamless fashion.
In the apiconnect laptop experience, the microgateway is automatically downloaded and setup by the laptop run and start functions. You do not need to manually download and install it.
If you would like to use apiconnect-microgateway as a standalone gateway,
npm -i apiconnect-microgateway to install it. To start the gateway,
By default, the gateway look up the configuration from
directory. The configuration includes the APIs, Products, and Plans metadata.
You can define an alternative configuration directory via providing the
CONFIG_DIR environment variable.