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API Gateway or Management Layer

Author: Natalia Venditto

Date First Published: Wed Jan 04 2023

API Gateway or Management Layer

service workers

Services typically sit between clients and servers, or the data plane. We already discussed the importance of APIs in an API-First model in the architecture sections. How do we manage APIs, routes, traffic and security?

Working with multiple APIs and backend origins, may require we implement a management layer, to abstract away the complexity and consolidate the points of entry and security configurations as well as to balance traffic.