Apigee Edge provides a range of out-of-the-box policy capabilities that address common API management requirements. However, there are some cases where your API requires custom behavior that is not covered by Edge standard policy palette. In these cases, Apigee exposes scripting interfaces to ease the task of implementing custom behaviors in the proxied API message flow. One approach is to attach your own Python script to an API flow, which Edge then executes at runtime.
A Python policy contains no actual code. Instead, a Python policy references a Python 'resource' and defines the Step in the API flow where the Python script executes. You can upload your Python script through the management UI proxy editor, or you can include it in the
/resources/py directory in API proxies that you develop locally.
For working sample Python scripts, see Using the samples.
Configure the Python Script policy using the following elements.
|ResourceURL||Specifies the name of the Python script stored in the API proxy under
InternalClassificationerror will be thrown at runtime.
|IncludeURL (Optional)||Scripts are evaluated strictly in the order of the IncludeURL list.|
Each policy must conform to a policy schema. All policy constructs such as elements and attributes mentioned above are defined in a schema. To download the schema, click here.