In this video I’ll show you how to download and install apiman. It’s actually really easy to do - and should only take us a couple of minutes!
First you need to make sure you have a few things already installed. Specifically you need a Java runtime (we typically test with Java 7). You’ll also need some sort of unzip utility so you can unpack the downloaded distributions.
Now let’s get started by downloading a couple of zip distributions. The first is WildFly 8, which is the platform on which we’ll run apiman. The second is obviously apiman itself. Both of these distributions can be found on the apiman project site, on the Download page.
Once the two files have been downloaded, you’ll simply need to unpack WildFly and then unpack the apiman distribution into the resulting WildFly directory. The apiman zip is an overlay on top of WildFly. As a result, there are no additional steps needed. All that’s left to do is startup WildFly!
The overlay includes not only the apiman binaries, but also configuration files and a pre-configured H2 database appropriate for getting started quickly. In particular, an apiman-specific version of WildFly’s standalone.xml config file is provided, which is what you should use when starting up WildFly. So simply cd into the WildFly directory and start it up using the apiman config:
./bin/standalone.sh -c standalone-apiman.xml
You’ll need to give WildFly a few seconds to startup, but once it has you can log in to the apiman user interface by pointing your browser to:
Go ahead and log in as admin, with a password of admin123!
We strongly recommend you change the default admin password by logging in to the KeyCloak admin console at:
That’s it for this video - thanks for watching!