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What's New in Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service

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September 2018

What’s New for Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

Learn about the new and changed features of Oracle Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Release 18.3.5 — September 2018

In 18.3.5, if your API was created with an Apiary specification, you can choose to use actions from the specification in the Interface Filtering and Method Mapping policies. See Applying Interface Filtering Policies and Applying Method Mapping Policies.

Release 18.3.3 — July 2018

There were no new features in release 18.3.3. This release contained internal infrastructure updates only.

Release 18.2.5 — May 2018

Feature Description

Request Payload Validation Policy

This new policy allows you to validate the request message body for length and format. See Applying Request Payload Validation Policies

Analytics filter redesign

The filters on the analytics pages were redesigned. All the filters, including the time filters, are now in a sidebar.

Use Apiary actions in Resource Based Routing policy

If an API was created with an Apiary specification, yu can configure the resources using the API actions. See Applying Resource-Based Routing Policies

API actions on Specification page

When you link an Apiary specification, the API actions are listed on the Specification page. You can expand each action to view its details.

UI update to Plans Subscriptions page

On the Plans Subscription page, you can now view application details.

Entitle in Plan grant for Gateways

There is a new grant for Gateways, called Entitle Gateway in Plan. This allows a user to entitle the gateway in a plan. See Issuing Gateway Grants.

Plans pages added to the Developer Portal

You can now view plans and their details in the Developer Portal. See Discovering and Entitling Plans.

Release 18.2.3 — May 2018

Feature Description

Applying Redaction Policies

Configuration examples were added. See Applying Redaction Policies

Release 18.2.1 — April 2018

Feature Description

Header Field Filtering policy

This new policy enables you to filter the request headers for length and format. See Applying Header Field Filtering Policies.

Path parameters are now supported in Method Mapping policies

See Applying Method Mapping Policies.

Plan settings

On the Settings tab for Plans, there is a new option for gateways. You can now choose to make the plan available through all gateways or through specific gateways. See Setting Plan Gateways.

Release 18.1.5 — March 2018

Feature Description

Plans

Plans group and entitle access for client applications to one or more APIs, enforcing some quality of service or access control criteria. Plans can also be used to enable different degrees to a single API by entitling different levels of rate limits.
  • For creating and implementing plans and managing plan grants, see Managing Plans in the Using Oracle API Platform Cloud Service guide.

  • For adding a plan entitlement to an API, see Managing API Entitlementsin the Using Oracle API Platform Cloud Service guide.

  • For subscribing an application to a plan in the Developer Portal, see How Do I Subscribe to a Plan to Use an API?In the Consuming APIs with the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service guide.

  • There is a new Plan Manager role. During an upgrade, the APIManagers group is added to this role. New users must be explicitly added.

UI Changes

There is now a blue banner across the top of the main list pages and the details pages for APIs, Plans, Applications, Gateways, Services, Service Accounts, Roles, and Platform Settings. If you make changes to the details for any of these items, the Save button now appears in the blue banner.
The Save button on the blue banner
There is also a new side panel that is displayed by clicking the drawer icon at the right end of the blue banner. The sidebar is where you now edit such things as the name, version (where applicable), and description of most items.
The Drawer icon on the blue banner

The Show Editable fields button is also now located in the blue banner.

Custom Policies

There is a new guide available to explain how to develop custom policies. See Understanding Custom Policy Development.

Service Level Auth policy

This policy has been removed from the UI. Add service accounts to the Service Request URL or Service Callout policies. See Creating a Service Account, Configuring the Service Request URL, and Applying Service Callout 2.0 Policiesin the Using Oracle API Platform Cloud Service guide.

SSL Certificate Import Utility

This utility enables you to get the signed certificates of the connecting server and import them into your keystore. See Using the SSL Certificate Import Utilityin the Using Oracle API Platform Cloud Service guide.

Release 18.1.3 — February 2018

Feature Description

REST to SOAP policy

The policy enables you to expose SOAP services as REST services. See Applying REST to SOAP Policies

Enhancement to Services

This enhancement allows you to create a SOAP service and upload a file containing a WSDL file. See Creating a Service

Enhancement for Rate Limiting Policies

When you use a rate limiting policy to limit the amount of requests to an API, you can now apply the limit to the entire gateway or to each node within the gateway. See Applying API Throttling-Delay Policies, Applying Appliction Rate Limiting Policies, and Applying API Rate Limiting Policies.

Release 18.1.1 — January 2018

Feature Description

What’s New

The navigation tabs are now hidden by default. Click the Show/Hide Navigation Menu button to show and hide navigation tabs:
Button that shows or hides the navigation tabs

Release 17.3.3-88 — September 2017

Feature Description

Fixed issues

Notable fixed issues include:

  • Bug 26644400: BLR: Backport 26521624 to apip_17.3.3

  • Bug 26628937: APIP CS: Node proxy is flag stored as empty string instead of boolean value

  • Bug 26674956: Documentation link is broken in Developer Portal

  • Bug 26675092: Dev portal app-dev-user gets error message when saving page preferences

  • Bug 26676367: BLR: Backport 26639710 fix to apip_17.3.3: The order of policies is changed when edit a policy sometimes

  • Bug 26565477 - provisioning completes as successful even with failed child jobs

  • Bug 26473157 - [APIPCS dev upgr]17.3.1->17.3.3 upgrader missing resource settings/permissions

Release 17.3.3 — August 2017

Feature Description

Services added

A Service provides configuration and access to a backend service. You define a service resource once and reuse it any number of policies.

See Managing Services in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Service Accounts added for routing policies

You can now use service accounts with application-based, gateway-based, header-based, and resource-based routing policies.

See Applying Application-Based Routing Policies, Applying Gateway-Based Routing Policies, Applying Header-Based Routing Policies, and Applying Resource-Based Routing Policies in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Developer Portal REST API endpoints deprecated

Several Developer Portal REST API endpoints are deprecated in favor of endpoints with normalized paths.

See REST API for the Developer Portal in Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Saved search REST API endpoints added

You can use the Administration Service REST API to view, rename, and replace saved searches.

See REST API for the Administration Service in Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

New filter criteria added for certain Analytics REST API endpoints

You can now filter by nodeId and drill down to view data using the groupBy filter on select Analytics REST API endpoints.

See REST API for the Analytics Service in Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

UI Enhancements

Enhancements include:

  • Advanced search features, including saved searches and default searches, added to the APIs, Applications, Gateways, Services, and Service Account list pages.

  • Consolidation of Gateway Node tabs

  • Improvement of Open New Tab button treatment on Overview and Documentation pages in the Developer Portal.

Fixed Issues

Notable fixed issues include:

  • Bug 26560599: 3-15455051623 - API Manager portal is 404 not found-

Release 17.3.1 — July 2017

Feature Description

Service Accounts added

Service Accounts store credentials used to access your backend services.

See Managing Service Accounts in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Service Level Auth policy deprecated

The Service Level Auth policy is deprecated in favor of Service Accounts. This policy will be removed in a future release.

See Applying Service Level Auth Policies in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Gateway node installation now supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows

Installing gateway nodes on RHEL 6.4 and 6.7+ and Windows is now supported.

See System Requirements for On-Premise Gateway Installation in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Gateway node upgrade process enhanced

The gateway node upgrade process has been improved.

See Upgrading a Gateway in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Gateway node install logging enhanced to improve troubleshooting

A new gateway installer action, status, is available to help you troubleshoot installs.

See Viewing Gateway Node Status in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

On-premises Developer Portal deployment configuration enhanced

It’s now easier to configure the Developer Portal when you deploy it on-premises.

See Deploying the Developer Portal to an Oracle WebLogic Server Domain in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Localized UI strings

Localized UI strings are now available in the following languages

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Spanish

Change your browser’s locale to one of these values to view localized strings.

UI enhancements

Enhancements include:

  • Addition of a read-only Roles page that list all users assigned to and the grants that can be issued for each role

  • Enhanced scrolling and navigation functionality added to grants and registrations dialogs

  • Search enhancements

  • Enhanced scrolling and navigation functionality added to the Developer Portal

Release 17.2.5 — June 2017

Feature Description

Patching and Upgrading to Newer Versions

The process for patching and upgrading your Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service instances to newer versions has been added to the documentation. See Patching and Upgrading in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

Policy enhancements

The Service Request URL, Application Based Routing, Header Based Routing, Gateway Based Routing, Resource Based Routing, and Service Callout policies have been enhanced to allow more detailed control on how headers from client requests are handled.

Version 2.0 of the Service Callout policy and version 1.0 of the other polices contain these enhancements. Version 1.0 of the Service Callout policy does not contain these enhancements.

See these topics in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service:

Cloning APIs

You can clone APIs in the Management Portal.

See Cloning an API in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

OAuth enhancements

JWK format is now supported for gateway nodes to authenticate OAuth identity providers.

See The OAuth Profile XML File in Using Oracle Autonomous API Platform Cloud Service.

UI enhancements

Enhancements include:

  • Search functionality added to the APIs, Applications, and Gateways pages in the Management Portal

  • Enhanced scrolling and navigation functionality added to APIs, Applications, Gateways pages, Grant dialogs, and other pages in the Management Portal.

  • Paginated navigation added to the Developer Portal

  • Open new tab button in the Developer Portal lets you open an API’s overview or documentation in a new browser tab.

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