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In this course, you will learn how to manage your APIs by using Apigee. Apigee allows you to continuously make improvements while also ensuring stability and reliability. We also cover how to modify the behavior of your APIs by applying policies, as well as how to enforce authentication.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what an API proxy is
  • Deploy an API proxy using Apigee
  • Create and apply an Apigee policy
  • Secure an API by requiring a key

Intended Audience

  • GCP Developers
  • GCP Administrators


  • Previous experience with APIs
  • Admin access to a GCP account

Congratulations, you've made it to the end of this course. Let’s quickly review the key takeaways before wrapping things up. 

First, I talked about some of the challenges faced when managing APIs. You have to consider many things including discoverability, security, compatibility, versioning, and troubleshooting. With Apigee, you can easily manage all these things without needing to change any code. This frees developers up to focus on expanding and improving the core functionality.  

Next, I demonstrated how to provision an Apigee X evaluation environment. This will allow you to test out Apigee for up to 60 days and see if it will meet your needs.  You should be aware that the evaluation version is not as scalable as some of the paid versions. There will be limitations. If you are interested in more details about the various tiers and costs, check out the following URL: https://cloud.google.com/apigee/pricing

Finally, I showed you how to use Apigee X to manage your APIs. You saw how to create an API proxy, how to create and apply policies, and how to enable authentication. Now, I only just scratched the surface, but hopefully you now have a good idea of the kinds of things Apigee can do.

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Remember to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching, and make sure to check out our many other courses on Cloud Academy!

About the Author
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Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.