RapidAPI Enterprise Hub

Accelerate innovation and bring software to market
faster with a next generation white-labeled API marketplace.

RapidAPI Hub: Built For the Next-Generation of APIs

APIs have become essential tools for building software – proliferating across the organization and growing from hundreds to thousands. As development teams increasingly use more APIs, they are exploring new API types such as GraphQL, Kafka, and more.

Compounding this challenge is that most companies have services running on heterogeneous environments with multiple gateways and hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios.

It’s clear that the current API infrastructure cannot address the “next wave” of API adoption. RapidAPI Enterprise Hub meets this need with a next-generation marketplace that integrates with any API environment.

RapidAPI Enterprise Hub Enables a Many-to-Many Model

RapidAPI Enterprise Hub provides a white-labeled marketplace that enables developers, customers, and partners to find, manage, and connect to hundreds of internal APIs, as well as API subscriptions. Built on the world’s largest public API marketplace, RapidAPI Enterprise Hub enables leading enterprises to accelerate innovation and bring software to market faster.  

RapidAPI Enterprise Hub:

  • Offers an internal API marketplace for internal collaboration on APIs
  • Enables companies to provide an external marketplace to customers and partners that want to find and connect to their APIs
  • Integrates seamlessly with internal systems, supports all API types, works with multiple different API gateways, and can be deployed across multi-cloud or hybrid environments
  • Delivers management capabilities that enable you to monitor and manage API consumption with enhanced visibility and control

How RapidAPI Enterprise Hub Provides a Horizontal Abstraction Layer Above Multiple Gateways

An API gateway is an architectural component that sits in front of the server to perform certain standard functionality required to make the API ready for real-world use cases such as traffic management, API key authentication, etc.

The RapidAPI Hub is a single consolidation layer that sits in front of an API gateway, enabling your developers to find, connect to, and manage hundreds of APIs across all teams within your organization. The RapidAPI gateway integration works by programatically communicating with the gateway admin API to provision certain objects and forward logs back to the RapidAPI Hub. You can configure gateway connections from the RapidAPI Hub and build and manage event-driven integrations to any API gateway with the Event API and  the Platform API. If you do not have a gateway, RapidAPI Hub provides a lightweight gateway capability for simple proxying use cases. 

Key Features

  • Consuming APIs
    • Discovery
    • Integration
    • Consumption Management
  • Publishing APIs
    • Design
    • Publishing
    • Monetization
  • API Governance
    • Management
    • Monitoring & Analytics
    • Governance
    • Security
  • Enterprise-Ready
    • Deployment
    • Customization

Discovery

  • Deep search – full text search across API name, description, API provider username
    • Search filtering by categories, tags, and metadata
    • Search for endpoint per name
  • API collections – custom pages of APIs grouped by publishing team or use-case
  • Homepage with previews from multiple API Collections
  • Analysis of APIs based on performance metrics and popularity
Discovery

Integration

  • A view of all API endpoints & their parameters
  • Discussion forums to facilitate collaboration between developers using an API
  • Single application key for all APIs
  • Testing/Evaluation – view documentation and test APIs easily in the browser
  • Comprehensive support for OpenAPI spec including schema details and examples for requests and responses
  • Support for code snippets to easily embed API connection into application: C, C#, Go, Java, Javascript, Node.js, Objective-C, OCaml, PHP, Powershell, Python, RapidQL, Ruby, Shell, Swift
  • Platform API to programmatically integrate with multiple third-party API gateways
  • RapidAPI lightweight API gateway for simply proxying use cases
Integration

Consumption Management

  • Developer dashboard for analytics and quick insights across all APIs consumed by team
  • Charts for daily active users, new users, and total users, and total users over selected time periods
  • Analytics (requests, errors, latency, group by individual applications) per API or per API endpoint
  • Access control – open access, by subscription, requested access, invitation from provider
Consumption Management

Design

  • OpenAPI specification and upload/import
  • CI/CD integration
  • Postman collection import
  • HTTP client – visual editor and HTTP toolset
  • Team collections and collaboration
  • A set of extensions with the ability to add your own
  • Support for multiple API environments
Design

Publishing

  • Dev experience features: spotlight on collections page, tutorials/FAQs per API
  • Open API Spec (2.0 or 3.0) (CI/CD integration)
  • Support for all API Types: REST, SOAP, GraphQL, Kafka, WebSocket APIs [coming soon], gRPC APIs [coming soon]
  • Simple UI to define API
  • API authentication (per application and additional authentication capabilities)
Publishing

Monetization

  • Plans that can be defined as free, freemium, or paid (with quotas and hard/soft limits)
  • Monthly subscription or pay-per-use plans
  • Private plans that are available by invite only
  • Automatic charging and payment processing out of the box
  • Enforcement of DocuSign esignature for contracts
Monetization

Management

  • Billing -manage billing information and API subscription and consumption data
  • Users -self-service onboarding,
  • Granular controls to invite users to private plans, and restrict endpoint access per plan
  • Globally distributed gateway with geo-DNS routing for minimal latency
  • Transform API requests/responses at the gateway
  • Threat protection
  • Support for multiple environments
  • Rate limiting
  • API mocking
  • Transform API requests/responses, authenticate, and rate limit with the RapidAPI lightweight API gateway
  • Support for multiple environments
Management

Monitoring & Analytics

  • Dashboard for analytics and quick insight across all APIs consumed by the team
  • Analytics (requests, errors, latency) grouped by individual applications per API and API endpoint
  • Ability to filter analytics by API and API endpoints
  • Access to granular API logs for easier debugging
  • Set up alerts for API anomalies
Monitoring & Analytics

Governance

  • Track, analyze, and secure API access, publishing, and provisioning
  • Configure API as public, private, or semi-private
  • Grant API editing, viewing, and access privileges by team
  • View API usage
  • Define approval processes for publishing/consuming APIs
  • Provide API key per user application
  • View audit trail across team/organization
  • Send announcements to all API users on newly added functionality or transitioning to a different version
  • Block or Unblock specific users from API access
  • Invite specific users to private plans
  • Create plans restricting access to specific endpoints
Governance

Security

  • TLS
  • Schema validation
  • Proxy secret key
  • Fraud detection through a third-party provider
  • Threat protection
  • Rate limiting
  • 2FA
  • API key rotation
  • idP
Security

Deployment

  • Cloud via AWS or Azure
  • Managed private cloud environment:
    • Managed by RapidAPI
    • Separate, air-gapped network
    • Full visibility into all machines
  • On-prem support
Deployment

Customization

  • White-labeled marketplace experience
  • Theming – fully-customizable UI including logo, style, images, messaging, colors, fonts, login methods, and layouts
  • Extend system through API integrations and plugins
  • Dark mode options
  • Custom collections
Customization