Layer7 APIM releases GA announcement_Mar 31 2020


09 April 2020

09 April 2020

To: Layer7 (CA) API Management Customers
From: The Layer7 API Management Product Team
Subject: Announcing General Availability of the New Layer7 API Management Release

On behalf of CA Technologies, a Broadcom company, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As a part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we follow a regular, predictable release cadence to deliver updates and maintenance for our products.

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of an update to Layer7 API Management, with the releases of Layer7 API Gateway v10, Layer7 API Developer Portal v4.5, and Layer7 API Management OAuth Toolkit (OTK) v4.4. The new set of releases offers enhancements to the product set in multiple dimensions, as outlined below-

        ●    Enhanced API security and lifecycle management

-       Granular control over API Management – to enable enterprise collaboration and empower individual teams. Portal admins can now assign a user as an "Org Publisher" to grant them API publishing permissions within their organization.

-       Federated deployment of APIs and API Keys - APIs can now be deployed on API Proxies assigned within the scope of the organizations managing those APIs. Portal admins can assign organizations to API Proxies, limiting deployment of the organization's APIs to only the Proxies allocated for that organization. Similarly, deployment of API Keys can be more tightly controlled (via Portal API) with the ability to choose their target deployment Proxies.

-       Customizable API documentation - Portal admins, API Owners, or Org Publishers can now add markdown content as API documents to provide more business context about the API and include other information such as use cases, usage guidelines, and performance details.

-       Custom analytics and reporting - for additional flexibility in reviewing API metrics and data visualization. New capabilities provide granular drill downs such as for Proxies, Response Codes, URI patterns.

-       New communication/messaging protocols support - for HTTP/2, Kafka, Data Format Description Language (DFDL).

      Enhanced configurability of log properties - enabling improved management of message queues and connections.

-       Enhancements to policy assertions - including SSH2, ICAP-enabled Antivirus, OpenAPI document assertions.

        ●      Enriched developer experience for API consumers

-       Richer API documentation - with support for hierarchy, nesting of content, markdown

-       Hashing of API secrets - to further improve the security of the application's client secret, it is now possible to configure Portal to store the shared secret hashed. This is in addition to existing capability to encrypt client secrets.

-       API Tagging - Administrators can now associate tags to an API. Tagging makes it easy for API consumers to do advanced API taxonomy and discovery.

      Improved UI and workflows - to streamline portal user experience.

        ●      Advanced platform support

-       With support for CentOS8, RHEL8, Oracle DB 19c, MySQL 8.0, and Kubernetes 1.11 based container management platforms.

 Details on the complete set of features are available in product release notes:

●      Layer7 API Developer Portal 4.5

●      Layer7 API Management OAuth Toolkit 4.4

●      Layer7 API Gateway 10  

For a more vivid description of the new releases, watch this video

Below is a snapshot of Custom Analytics feature for a glimpse into the gallery of new features:

Information on Layer7 API Management product roadmaps can be arranged through your Broadcom sales/support contacts. We encourage you to visit the API Management information page on the online support website.

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact  Customer Care online where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care Request Form.

You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see the phone directory for the local number in your country.

Should you need any assistance, we recommend that you visit the API Academy to see if the new How-To series of videos answers your questions. While there, you can sign-up for the recurring TechTalk monthly webinar series, as well as sign-up for notifications on API Academy updates. Our CA Service experts can also help. For more information on how you can leverage them, click here.

Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.


The Layer7 API Management team