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API Management with Apigee

Up to 2h 30m
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Warning This lab involves setting up an Apigee evaluation organization which can take up to 45 minutes of provisioning time. Please ensure you have ample time before starting this lab.

Apigee adds a management facade in front of backend API services. This API Management layer provides a variety of features including:

  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Rate-limiting
  • Quota enforcement.

Consumers of your APIs interact with API proxies in Apigee rather than directly with the backend services allowing for a consistent API for consumers even if backend services need to change.

This lab guides you through the process of managing APIs with Apigee from creating the Apigee organization to monitoring deployed API proxies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create Apigee evaluation organizations
  • Create and Deploy Apigee API proxies
  • Use Apigee policies to enable API key authentication for your APIs
  • Use Apigee monitoring and analytics data to understand how your APIs are performing

Intended Audience

  • Software Developers
  • Google Cloud Platform Administrators
  • API Designers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial for this lab:

  • API Management
  • Fundamental Apigee Concepts

The following content can help to fulfill the prerequisites:


February 21st, 2024 - Resolved deployment issue

May 8th, 2023 - Updated screenshots & instructions to reflect the latest UI


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About the author

Logan Rakai, opens in a new tab
Lead Content Developer - Labs
Learning paths

Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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Lab steps

Signing In to the Google Cloud Console
Starting an Apigee Evaluation Organization
Creating an Apigee API Proxy
Testing the Apigee API Proxy
Using Apigee Policies to Enable API Authentication
Authenticating API Requests Using an API Key
Monitoring APIs in Apigee