Create Secure and Publish APIs with IBM API Connect v2018 WD514G

4 days


This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course Create, Secure, and Publish APIs with IBM API Connect v2018 (ZD514G). This option does not require any travel.

This course teaches you how to create, publish, and secure APIs with IBM API Connect V2018. You build Node.js API applications with the LoopBack framework. You define API interfaces according to the OpenAPI specification. You assemble message processing policies and define client authorization schemes, such as OAuth 2.0, in the API definition. You publish APIs and make them available on a secure gateway and on the Developer Portal.

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This course is designed for API developers: software developers who define and implement API operations.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Create APIs in API Connect
  • Implement APIs with the LoopBack Node.js framework
  • Create message processing policies that transform API requests and responses
  • Authorize client API requests with security definitions
  • Enforce an OAuth flow with an OAuth 2.0 API security
  • Publish, and test APIs on the API Connect cloud


Before taking this course, you should successfully complete course VY102G, Developing REST APIs with Node.js for IBM Bluemix (no longer available).

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: IBM API Connect V2018 overview
  • Unit 2: API Connect development platform
  • Unit 3: Creating an API definition
  • Unit 4: Defining APIs that call REST and SOAP services
  • Unit 5: Implementing APIs with the LoopBack framework
  • Unit 6: LoopBack models, properties and relationships
  • Unit 7: Defining data sources with connectors
  • Unit 8: Implementing remote methods and event hooks
  • Unit 9: Assembling message processing policies
  • Unit 11: Creating an OAuth 2.0 provider
  • Unit 12: Deploying an API to a Docker container
  • Unit 13: Publishing and managing products and APIs
  • Unit 14: Subscribing and testing APIs

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