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  • 1.  How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Fri November 25, 2022 08:55 AM
    How can we create Mock service in APIC

    Sasidhar Pyla


  • 2.  RE: How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Tue December 20, 2022 01:41 PM
    1- create a service mock
    2-Create a REST API Definition in IBM API Connect
    Edit API Assembly Section
    Put on an API Consumer hat and explore IBM Developer Portal

    amelia albert

  • 3.  RE: How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Mon May 08, 2023 11:26 AM

    APIC allows you to create mock services for APIs. You can add a mock target to your API, configure its settings, and test your mock service by sending requests to the mocked endpoint. This enables you to simulate API behavior and test client applications without relying on the actual API backend. You can create mock services using the APIC Developer Portal, CLI, or REST API.

    Mathew Wade

  • 4.  RE: How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Wed September 27, 2023 01:26 AM
    Edited by harry brook Wed September 27, 2023 03:24 AM

    To create mock services in IBM API Connect (APIC), you can use the "Assembly" feature to design and define your mock endpoints. Mock services are useful for simulating API behavior during development, testing, or when the actual backend services are not available. Here are the steps to create mock services in APIC:

    Log in to IBM API Connect: Open your API Connect dashboard and log in to your organization.

    Create a New API or Select an Existing API:

    If you want to create a new API, click on "Create" and select "API" to start creating a new API definition.
    If you have an existing API, select it from the list of APIs in your organization.
    Design and Define Your Mock Endpoints:

    In the API Designer, go to the "Assemble" tab. This is where you can define the behavior of your mock service.
    You can create mock endpoints by adding operations (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.) to your API. To do this, click on the "+" button in the "Paths" section and select the HTTP method you want to mock.
    Configure the operation details such as path, query parameters, request headers, and response headers.
    Configure Mock Responses:

    Once you've added an operation, you can configure the mock response it should return.
    In the "Flow Designer," you can add policies and actions to customize the behavior of your mock service. For example, you can use the "Return" action to specify the mock response body, status code, and other response properties.
    You can also use policies to simulate different scenarios, such as rate limiting, error responses, or authentication behavior.
    Test Your Mock Service:

    After you've configured your mock service, you can test it directly within the API Designer by using the built-in testing tools.
    Click the "Test" tab to send requests to your mock endpoints and verify the responses.
    Deploy Your Mock Service:

    Once you are satisfied with the behavior of your mock service, you can deploy it to a runtime environment within APIC. This allows you to share the mock API with other developers or testers.
    Document Your Mock Service:

    Consider documenting your mock service using the API documentation feature in APIC. This makes it easier for others to understand how to use the mock API.
    Monitor and Manage Your Mock Service:

    APIC provides monitoring and analytics tools that you can use to track the usage and performance of your mock service.
    You can also manage and update your mock service as needed.
    Switch to Real Backend Services:

    When your actual backend services are ready, you can easily switch your API configuration to point to the real endpoints instead of the mock ones.
    Remember that mock services are primarily for development and testing purposes. They help you simulate API behavior without relying on real backend services, which can be especially useful during the early stages of API development.

    harry brook

  • 5.  RE: How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Wed September 27, 2023 03:15 AM
    Edited by Alex Ahsras Wed September 27, 2023 03:17 AM

    Ok, thank you.

    Alex Ahsras

  • 6.  RE: How can we create mock services in APIC

    Posted Wed October 04, 2023 11:07 AM
    1. Log in to APIC.
    2. Navigate to the API Designer.
    3. Create or select an API.
    4. Define endpoints, methods, and schemas.
    5. Create a Mock endpoint.
    6. Configure mock responses.
    7. Save and publish your Mock service.
    8. Access and test your Mock service.

    Refer to APIC documentation for version-specific guidance.

    Josie Payton