Apigee API Consoles make it easier for developers to learn and use an API. You can think of a Console as a "GUI for an API" or "cURL on steroids." Featuring an easy-to-use interface, Apigee API Consoles provide a GUI for exploring an API's resources and executing its methods.
Apigee provides Consoles for a growing number of API providers. Check out Apigee's current list of API providers here, then take a look at an Apigee API Console such as Twitter. Choose an API, select a method from the drop-down menu, enter any authentication information and parameters, and then press Send. Voilà! Your request and the response are displayed below. Tracing API calls is just that easy.
Now you can give developers these same tools to explore and engage with your API. Create an Apigee Console To-Go for your API, and make it easy for developers to discover and learn your API.
This document is intended for readers who want to create an Apigee Console To-Go for their own web API.
Apigee Console To-Go is your own Apigee API Console—on your own site. Just describe your API using the Web Application Description Language (WADL), upload your description to Apigee to create a custom Console, customize the look and feel, and then embed your API Console on your own developer portal.
Your Console can display all methods available to developers, organized into groupings of your choice. Developers can browse the methods, reading the descriptions you provide for each method and parameter, and see what information is required for each request, what authentication mechanisms are supported, and what parameters are optional or required. More importantly, developers can use the Console to enter authentication credentials and easily test requests and see what responses are returned.
See Set up an Apigee API Console to get started.
Apigee Console To-Go generally supports the current version and last previous version of the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer