Install API Manager

Prerequisites and steps for installing and starting API Manager.

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API Manager is an additional licensed layered product running on the Axway API Gateway.


Ensure that all of the prerequisites detailed in prerequisites are met.

Axway license file

You must have a valid Axway license file to install API Manager. To obtain an evaluation trial license or a full license, contact your Axway Account Manager.

Your API Gateway installation must also be licensed. If you do not have a license for API Gateway, you cannot install API Manager.

Domains with multiple nodes

In an API Gateway domain environment with multiple machine nodes, API Manager must be installed on API Gateway instance nodes.

Apache Cassandra

The Apache Cassandra database is required to store API Manager data. You can install Cassandra separately before installing API Manager, or when installing API Manager. For more details, see Install an Apache Cassandra database.

Install API Manager

To install API Manager in GUI mode, perform an installation following the steps described in Installation, using the following selections:

  • Select the Custom setup type.
  • Select to install the following components:
    • API Manager
    • API Gateway Server
    • Admin Node Manager
    • Cassandra (if not already installed separately before API Manager)

Unattended mode

To install API Manager in unattended mode, follow the steps described in Unattended installation.

The following example shows how to install the API Manager, API Gateway Server, Admin Node Manager, and Cassandra components in unattended mode:

./APIGateway_7.7_Install_linux-x86-32_BN<n>.run --mode unattended --acceptGeneralConditions yes --setup_type advanced --enable-components apimgmt,apigateway,nodemanager,cassandra --disable-components qstart,policystudio,configurationstudio,analytics,apitester,packagedeploytools --licenseFilePath mylicense.lic --apimgmtLicenseFilePath mymgmtlicense.lic

Configure API Manager

If you selected to install the QuickStart tutorial, API Manager is configured by default. If you did not install the QuickStart tutorial, you must configure API Manager. For more details, see the Set up API Manager.

Start API Manager

When API Manager is configured, you can use the following URL to log into the API Manager web console: https://HOST:8075 (The default URL is https://localhost:8075).

Enter your API administrator user credentials. This is the API administrator user name and password you entered during installation.