General Workflow

Several Policy Manager tasks are required before you can leverage the  functionality. Since every organization will use the Policy Manager differently, the following list includes only the key tasks for configuring and using the Policy Manager. 
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Several Policy Manager tasks are required before you can leverage the 
Layer7 API Gateway
 functionality. Since every organization will use the Policy Manager differently, the following list includes only the key tasks for configuring and using the Policy Manager. 
The following workflow assumes the user has the Administrator role. For information on the steps required to configure identity bridging in the Policy Manager, see Identity Bridging.
  1. Connect to the
    Layer7 API Gateway
    .
  2. Upon first connection to a
    Layer7 API Gateway
    , you need to install the license file.
  3. Each Gateway Internal Identity Provider (IIP) is pre-configured with a single default administrative user ("admin") and a set of predefined roles. Optionally configure additional users and groups for the IIP.
  4. Configure LDAP Identity Providers.
  5. Publish a new SOAP web service, Web API service, or a RESTful service proxy.
  6. Construct a valid policy for a published service.
  7. Analyze the performance of the
    Layer7 API Gateway
     and refine if necessary.