Getting Started with IBM API Connect: Concepts and Architecture Guide

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Posted by Mr. Ritesh Bhondwe on 25 August 2016 at 0:07

First of all thanks for publishing this information.
I was looking for this kind of information from long time on API Connect.

I want to know what are the Billing and Rating Capabilities we can have on the API connect. As i understand the metering will only provide usage information but if i want to maintain enterprise accounts and bill them with Invoice then how this can be done?
For e.g:- I want to a API to be exposed under product for customer info and want to give it to banks to fetch that.

Posted by Mr. Vasfi Gucer on 26 August 2016 at 8:21

Hi, API Connect is not integrated with any billing system, but you can set rate limits for a plan or for individual endpoints within a plan, generate usage reports by developer organization and application and use the reports to feed into your billing system. For example, you can create a Basic Plan and a Gold Plan with different usage limits and SLA's. You can approve or deny subscription to a selected Plan. You can monitor usage and generate reports of usage and then bill based on usage.

Posted by Peter Dimitrios on 29 August 2016 at 8:21

Minor nit: Paragraph on p.55 is duplicated: "All three approaches have their trade-offs and there are many strong opinions to be found on
the internet. API Connect does not dictate any strate
gy - it supports any of those choices."

Posted by Mr. Vasfi Gucer on 30 August 2016 at 6:48

Thank you Peter! We will correct this in the next draft published.


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