WSO2

WSO2 API management


4.5 / 5
7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

API management tool that helps IT teams with designing and publishing API's, managing a developer community and routing API traffic.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • WSO2
  • www.wso2.com
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About WSO2 API management

WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in. It is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. WSO2 was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018 Report.


WSO2 API management Features

  • Access Control
  • Analytics
  • API Design
  • API Lifecycle Management
  • Dashboard
  • Developer Portal
  • Testing Management
  • Threat Protection
  • Traffic Control
  • Version Control

WSO2 API management Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The best free tool for building your own API products

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The WSO2 API Manager provides you with the capability to have your own API management server with a plethora of features; Swagger documentation integration, the ability to define your own API products with different payment tiers and throttling, and even integration with various authentication methods. Best of all, it's all free. You can simply download the API Manager from their website and get it up and running within minutes, and it provides many out-of-the-box integrations.

Cons: It can be hard to understand how to get some of the configuration options for the WSO2 API Manager working, and even more difficult to configure it to suit very specific use-cases that don't fit its out-of-the-box functionality if you are not an expert in using it.

Overall: Unlike conventional API management platform providers, WSO2 API manager gives you the power to host your own API management server with almost unlimited configuration options and possible integrations.

Best Opensource for Identity and API Management

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The solution is complete from API to Identity management and the product really offers a way to manage the customers of the API.

The trafic and analytics rules can cover anything you need.

It can integrate into simple to very complex security architecture.

It can be setup in a few minutes to start with.

It really comes with a API Store ready to build an API Marketplace.

Cons: The documentation si often short sighted.

One can think it is a complex solution because of the adaptability.

Overall: Digitalization programs

Capterra loader

If you are looking for a powerful API managing tool, Here is the best API managing tool ever.

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 01. Its very easy to deploy and manage API's with this tool. We had deployed 100 of API's by using this WSO2 API manager.

02. It's very easy to install and run API manager.

03. It doesn't target a single platform. Either you're a windows user or Linux, Mac user you can easily use this tool to manage your API's. I have used it on Linux OS.

04. Simplest and coolest UI i ever seen. It's very attractive. This is very useful to get familiar with the tool in very short period of time.

05. If you are new designer, this tool will helps you to design your API's without any complications. And also you can publish them in a second.

06. You can simply monitor all your API usages without any worrying.

Cons: 01. It's better if there are better way to see each node status easily.

02. Its better if they provide better support to users.

Overall: This API manager helped us to design and publish lot of in-house and third party API's (Around 100) to the portal. Without this WSO2 API manager we won't make it this far. Thanks WSO2 for your support. Hooray...!

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Open source, very reliable and lightweight application. The 'best choice' I ever made.!

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This application is open source, very reliable and lightweight. Actually It helped me to gain my skills and knowledge about handling API's within very short period of time. Any type of user can easily work with this tool( It comes with tutorials ). I have couple of years of experience with API management and this is the best choice I ever made. If you're using this amazing tool, it's not difficult to deploy and manage API's anymore. It comes with API store, API designing & deploying functionalities, user permissions, security controls, usage monitoring functionalities and many more.

Cons: Actually it gives me all the required features to manage my API's properly. So I didn't have any cons. Amazing application.!

Great option for a API Management

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It´s easy to install on a local environment and it´s very easy to develop some Mocks before the web services are ready.

Cons: I think the swagger editor could be more practical, to maintain the API.

Overall: I had good experiences using WSO2, we set a default for ours APIS. We developed some Mocks and control better the versions of ours APIs. The Store is very useful to provided for ours partners the swagger and documentation of APIs.

Using as the API Gateway for our microservices

Jan 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We use WSO2 API Gateway for publishing and consuming our APIs. Easy to work with and customize as the code is open sourced. Built-in Swagger like console makes it easier to try our the APIs.

Cons: The UI is sometimes laggy, things need to be improved in UX point of view.

Easy to use bat hard to get analytics

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The API Managment still really easy eand complety in API Managment 2.6.0

Cons: The integration between new API and Analytics (2.6.0) its not work fine after follow defautl stadnalone config.

Overall: Allow the costumer to measure and billing his APIs usage.