The Developer Portal provides several useful features to build and nurture an active community of users for your APIs. This is required to advertise APIs, learn user requirements, and market trends.
Let's see what community features are available in the Developer Portal:
Use the search facility¶
You can search for APIs in the API Publisher or Developer Portal in the following ways:
As this is the default option, simply enter any attribute value of the API and search.
For example, PizzaShackAPI will search for PizzaShackAPI in API name, context, version, documents, etc.
|By the API's name
name:xxxx . For example, name:PizzaShackAPI
Name is the API name.
|By the API provider
provider:xxxx . For example, provider:admin
Provider is the user who created the API.
|By the API version
version:xxxx . For example, version:1.0.0
A version is given to an API at the time it is created.
|By the context
context:xxxx. For example, context:/phoneverify
Context is the URL context of the API that is specified as /<context_name> at the time the API is created.
|By the API's status
status:xxxx . For example, status:PUBLISHED
A state is any stage of an API's lifecycle. The default lifecycle stages include created, prototyped, published, deprecated, retired and blocked.
A description can be given to an API at the time it is created or later. There can be APIs without descriptions as this parameter is optional.
tag:xxxx . For example, tag:pizza
A tag can be given to an API at the time it is created or later. There can be APIs without tags as this parameter is optional.
|By a custom property
A property can be defined to an API at the time it is created or later. There can be APIs without properties as this parameter is optional.
|By API category
api-category:xxxx . For example, api-category:test
An API category can be used to group APIs based on any criteria. API categories can be defined from the Admin Portal and can be assigned to an API from the Design Configurations section of the Publisher Portal.