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What is WSO2 Api Manager?

WSO2 API Manager is a complete solution for designing and publishing APIs, creating and managing a developer community, and for scalably routing API traffic. It leverages proven, production-ready integration, security, and governance components from the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Identity Server, and WSO2 Governance Registry. In addition, it leverages the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor for Big Data analytics, giving you instant insight into APIs behavior. As with all WSO2 products, the WSO2 API Manager is 100% open source. Designed for easy customization, it is extensively pluggable to integrate with existing infrastructure in your enterprise. • Design and Prototype APIs • Publish and Govern API Use • Control Access and Enforce Security • Create a Store of all Available APIs • Manage Developer Community • Manage API Traffic • Monitor API Usage and Performance • Pluggable, Extensible, and Themeable • Easily Deployable in Your Enterprise • WSO2 Platform Multi-tenancy Support

WSO2 Api Manager Details
Product Description

WSO2 API Manager is a complete solution for designing and publishing APIs, creating and managing a developer community, and for scalably routing API traffic.


Seller Details
Seller
WSO2
Company Website
Year Founded
2005
HQ Location
Mountain View, CA
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
877 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

WSO2 is a leading open source integration vendor, helping digital-driven organizations become integration agile. Customers choose us for our broad integrated platform, approach to open source, and agile transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 6 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more.

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Integration CoE Lead
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Associate
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Nice API store-front capability,Management of users and permissions, security, leaning curve ease to use , User authentication an easy to integrate with other software ,stable and support is also decent and API creation facility is also there as a whole whatever is expected from API manger WSO2 has provided more than that and it's security system is so tight that it can be used for any banking system where user authentication,management and security management is the first fundamental thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Better QA testing prior to releases rollout is missing,Better support is needed.Apart from that nothing special cons we have encountered and we are using this for long time and it has served our purpose pretty well and as it's stable so we have not encountered any such problem as such. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

WSO2 is the best API manager so far with better user management, security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API management,user management ,user authentication and security management.

Compared to other API manager it's very easy to learn easy to use and it manger user better in terms of security it's awesome and API management facility is pretty flaw less and it's very easy to integrate with other software for our case the back end was a java based program front end was angular and we used ESB to communicate with other software and WSO2 was the center for all it connected everything very easily and in efficient way and it was so secure that we used for banking client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Even I'm pretty new to wso2 am, I can say it opened me a world with solutions for publishing APIs and its security. I like the simplicity (only when you really learn how to use it :) ) of the use of this technology. The platform is really transparent and easy to use, even if you are a begginer, the only problem is configuration the rest is not a problem. I don't know other technologies for publishing APIs, but from my experience this platform is for sure a good solution to what you need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well, I can say, only by reading the documentation on the site you really can't say you will know how to resolve all the problems you are facing with, because it has its own terminology. I think you need some good course to pass before you start using it. When you need to find the solution to your problems usually you will search it on the internet, but I found little or nothing, so the documentation will be your best friend :) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

From my humble experience I can say wso2 am can be a really useful tecnology if you have some knowledge about how to use it. It gives simple and secure solutions to what you need. If you want to get this knowledge before start using it there are really good courses that you can buy (or your company for you), the only thing about courses I found on internet is that they are very expensive, but I think it's worth every money. If you don't get any course before start using it, try to find someone that has already experience with thins technology to help you, especially with configuration, the rest is easy by following only the documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was given the task from my company to resolve and create the interceptor class, that will intercept all calls towards the APIs that are published, so I can manage some user profile security and give back the results based on user's data associated in database. I couldn't know how to do that only based on documentation, it wasn't so obvious that I had to look for handler class, as though I'm a self learner it was a bit difficult to find some answers, but in the end I resolved it. The greatest benefit of this platform is that you can manage and even publish your APIs in only a couple of minutes, so it's really quick and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

As it is open source good community is available and very easy to interpret and integrate to your applications.

Writing code also pretty much easy and easy to understand as it follows XML structure.

The best part is we can use code of multiple languages, that made developers job easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Most of the time I faced issue with the 2 way SSL configuration and key management.

Ws02 Should support code deployment tools.

Multi tenant configuration is bit difficult and confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Coding standards must improve.

Should support to integrate with code deployment tools.

Good user manual to configure and install Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Initially we got struggled a lot to integrate our company product to third party applications. Then we got to know WS02 open source that will solve our problem. As it in starting stage itself we saw huge progress using this wso2 api tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

First of All WSO2 API Manager is an opensource product, and provide security, API life cycle Management , caching and lots of features which are great for any open source product, I love the back bone of the application which is Java, i also love that WSO2 provide other tools and application to facilitate API Manager such as Identity server for advance authorization / authentication solution and EI etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The technology and frameworks which are used in development are only used within the WSO2 ecosystem which make it a little difficult to debug or enhance it. On one hand they used Java which is best option and on other hand they user Jaggery JS which no one use in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are going to use APIManager in enterprise do get wso2 subscription as community version has alot of bugs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well securing API was an issue on EI so we used API Manager for securing our API and it is quite useful and we have a huge success in it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Team Lead
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Its open source and free. For a open source project its feature packed.

Continues Updates and patches makes its future proof and secure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is not pleasing.(Too much technical jurgans)

Not easy to use without prior knowledge, high learning curve for the first startup people

we have to apply patches manually.

Does not have any Api Manager versioning support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you can invest your time. Its a good open source product.There is a learning curve in the beginning but its worth the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of the Api Managing related insure and banking projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

wso2am is the best to be used for the enterprise who is just started a business. It also acts as a load balancer among the wso2esb's. I have been using this in an enterprise for almost two years. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is when if I have to make configurational changes I have to restart the server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using wso2am in an enterprise solution; we have been using wso2am as a load balancer among the multiple instances of wso2esb's. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Best compatibility with other open sources like Apache Camel etc and easy customization and policy management are key concepts of WS02 and best migration tool from ESB to API Gateway Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we will not get proper error message when deploying YAML or Contracts. We have to analyse and check the logs to find the root cause. YAML Validation etc logic have some issue. But as open source acceptable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a good tool as an open source. Initially many people said its not going to boom. But i have a confident it will come Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data model Management and Policy Management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I hit upon Wso2 when one of our client wanted to transform all their legacy webservices in SOAP to REST. The robustness of the platform is impressive. WSO2 API manager provides both on-premise and cloud versions unlike many enterprise products which are based on the cloud. Above all, it is open source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The initial release was a bit difficult to understand. The newer version looks great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WSO2 has been leveraged to convert most of our SOAP webservices to rest. The SOAP services generated heavy java stubs and SOAP was poorly supported by the newer Oracle SAAS based applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

have many enterprise features as a community feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

N/A as I had development and testing experience, I don't have the production feedback Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

check the containerized and cloud-ready version Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

a centralized hub for all API's Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Its open source product which provides full API Management lifecycle. It also has a feature of monetization ,throttling,caching and policy enforcement. It also allows customization.You can easily build REST, SOAP,JSON and XML services in it. It also has very Good Performance and can handle very High TPS.It also has store where you can creation Application and subscriber APIS to that Application. It also has swagger framework for testing,documentation and consuming APIs.It also has preloaded sample APIs so that you for experience. You can manage API visibility and restrict its access. It also provides throttling feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its documentation is not that Good. You need wso2 support for understanding many things. Plus to get continuous updates you need support for that too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for cost effective open source API Management solution with basic features that Wso2 API Manger is the right option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are looking for open source API Management solution which can handle high TPS and fully compaitable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best open sourced product in market .We can do changes easily and deployment on production also easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Resolving some issue very difficult. Sometimes developer can’t understand why issue is coming. No proper error handling . Learning from scratch little difficult Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using API Manager we can provide single point contact for all 3 rd party interactions . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is a faster and better way of exposing API for B2B integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Server Startup time is high and it is a problem when containerized deployment manner such as Kubenities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Filter mechanism for incoming requests Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Rich UI, easy to use UI, direct settings Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The carbon UI is very messy, functionalities take too much time to effect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For managing my rest and soap APIs developed from WSO2 EI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Features are immense and gives a complete manager Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

UX can be better Currently difficult to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating Open api definitions for US clients Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Security feature (JWT, Oautg)and the API store Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at the moment. Everything seems to be okay Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having an API store really promotes reusability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Ease of API creation and deployment including throttling capabilities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Higher support Cost compared to other vendors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good open source alternative to API management with higher support cost Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E-wallet. free and open source to try Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The integration with SOAP and REST as well as any data integration platform makes this tool the versatile API Manager.This API manager provides lot of features and best for production workloads.The pricing part is also reasonable for the features.It integrates with Microsoft Active directory which makes the adminstration easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The distributed version of API manager docker containers are yet to released by WSO2 . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try other options like Apigee or Kong API manager and choose whatever tool which meets your requirement.But this tool covers all features for the any other API manager and is one of the best in API manager market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have integrated third party payments and other systems like fraud detection API using this tool/platform.The rate limiting features and analytics features provided by api manager is just awesome.The development and the deployments of application is quite easy and fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Executive DVP-MD-WR & Provisioning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing about API Manager is that you can place throttling on your Apis and offer different subscription rates based on the usage of your APIs which satisfies your client needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The dashboard which sometimes does not apply the changes deployed which makes you frustrated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I will advise telecom companies to implement this solution because its open-source and provide very reliable support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WSo2 API Manager provides a complete platform for exposing your services to developers and API key manager provide multiple security features to make it safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr Enterprise Systems Engineer/Software Developer
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that I can build a swagger file to describe our APIs using the appropriate annotations during the Maven build process, and then directly upload this file into the WSO2 API Manager. This is a distinction I have found to be true with many WSO2 products in that, you are not bound to use their tools in order to create specific artifacts to load into their products. Because all of their products are both open source and support open standards, you can use the tools and expertise that you already have in house and put it to use with their middleware products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am still at a loss to find something that I dislike about the API Manager per se, because there is nothing on the market like it that I have found with which to compare it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making APIs more manageable from a lifecycle perspective and able to protect API assets in a simple to follow model through the API Key Manager, that is made possible by the API store and API publisher. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Solutions Developer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

WSO2 API Manager easy to use. I have been using it for more than 8 months, could not find any issues.

Swagger integration is also a greater advantage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Swagger was outdated with the release that i was working on. but recently WSO2 Team has released the latest API manager with new swagger 2.0 API. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security Application / IOT,

WSO2 API Manager is the ideal choice for future IOT as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Middleware Engineer
Semiconductors
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

WSO API Manager is easy to configure and integrate with existing Enterprise systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since its a relatively new product finding online materials for troubleshooting the issue might be difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving towards API development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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