Routing Wizard


For convenience, the API Gateway provides a Routing Wizard to enable administrators to quickly configure the filters necessary to route messages on to a specific destination. The wizard auto-generates the following filters:

Filter Role Details
Rewrite URL This filter determines the request URI of the HTTP request that is ultimately made by the Connection filter below. You should enter a complete URL (for example, http://host:8080/services), from which the host and port is extracted and used to configure the Static Router below. Rewrite URL
Static Router The Static Router filter specifies the host of the destination server together with the port to connect to on that host. Static Router
Connection The Connection filter establishes the connection to the URL, host, and port specified in the Rewrite URL and Static Router filters. If an SSL connection is required, you can select a certificate from the Trusted Certificate Store to use to authenticate to the destination server. You can also select what certificates are considered trusted by the API Gateway so that the destination server's certificate can be trusted. Connection

To use the Routing Wizard for a particular policy, right-click the policy under the Policies node in the Policy Studio tree, and select Routing Wizard. Configuring the URL field and/or the Proxy Settings tab in the Routing Wizard auto-generates a Rewrite URL filter and a Static Router filter.


You can configure the following fields in the Routing Wizard:


Enter the full URL of the destination Web Service. The host, port, and scheme (HTTP or HTTPS) are extracted from the URL and used to configure a Static Router filter.

Proxy Host:

If you want to send the request using an HTTP proxy, configure the Proxy Host and Proxy Port. In this case, the Static Router filter is configured with the host and port entered in these fields. The Connection filter sends the complete URL specified in the URL field as the request URI to the proxy, as required by the HTTP specification. The proxy then knows where to route the message on to.

[Note] Note

If the Proxy Host and Proxy Port fields are completed, the wizard automatically selects the Send via proxy field on the Advanced tab of the auto-generated Connection filter.

Proxy Port:

If you want to route messages using a proxy to the destination Web Service, enter the port on the Proxy Host specified above on which the proxy accepts requests.

SSL Port:

If the proxy is SSL-enabled, enter the SSL port in this field.

Trusted Certificates, Client SSL Authentication, and HTTP Authentication Tabs

The settings configured on the remaining tabs of the wizard correspond to the settings configured on the tabs displayed on the Connection filter. For more information on configuring the fields on these tabs, see the Connection topic.