Service providers may have their own management systems (accounting, billing, and other) that must use the platform services and other cloud services. This is possible by means of the APS API exposed by the platform through the APS controller. This document helps service providers and system integrators monitor and manage the platform services and applications integrated with the platform. It explains scenarios with step-by-step instructions on achieving typical management goals.
The APS controller functions as the message broker incorporating all APS participants on the APS bus into an APS ecosystem.
APS security model allows the following types of sender authentication on the APS bus:
The latter of the above-mentioned authentication methods is the most relevant for external management systems.
Typical activity on the APS bus we are going to discuss in this document includes the following steps to reach a management goal:
The first document in this set Using APS REST API contains some advices on using a REST client. You should be familiar with this technique before you get started with the scenarios explained in the other documents.
The other documents are instructions and examples on doing typical operations with the platform and applications. You can combine those operations into your own business scenarios.