The implementation section

The landing section allows for API policies to be implemented on an API.

An API policy is, in essence, a configurable rule that is enforced at runtime when the API is called. Policies come in many flavors and for different purposes. A mature API management offering should provide a variety of policies to ensure that several needs can be satisfied, such as authentication, authorization, key validation, throttling, and routing, to name a few.

The management portal comes with twenty-one predefined policies (at the time this book was written based on API Platform Cloud Service version 17.3.3), grouped in 5 main categories. Policies can be applied to request and response payloads in HTTP methods: GET, POST, PUT, and ...

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