What Is API Access? - Google Cloud Apigee

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API access is the process of ensuring that calls with authenticated logins can enter APIs. An API gateway is the core of an API management solution. Gateways ensure that API calls are processed appropriately. They also manage the API lifestyle. Furthermore, API products are a good way to control access to a specific bundle of resources.

An example of API access is Google APIs. These APIs provide machine learning and analytics. They also allow access to user data when permission is given. These application programming interfaces allow Google services such as Google Maps, Search, Translate, and Gmail to communicate with Google Services. 

Google Cloud Apigee's API management solution empowers you to allow or deny access to your APIs, by using specific IP addresses. Since API products are the central mechanism for authorization and access control to your APIs, Google Cloud Apigee helps provide API keys for them.

When an app attempts to access an API product, authorization is enforced by Apigee at runtime. Using Google Cloud Apigee API access control measures, you can:

  • Allow access to a particular API resource
  • Check and make sure the requesting app has not gone beyond the permitted quota
  • Match OAuth scopes with those associated with the access tokens given by the app.

Google Cloud Apigee has you covered whether you are a security architect, developer, operations engineer, or API product owner. Learn more about how Google Cloud Apigee deals with API access by downloading our eBook.