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Use Endpoints to manage APIs

Google Cloud Platform supports using Cloud Endpoints to manage an API running in Google Compute Engine, Google Container Engine, or App Engine Flexible Environment. Google Cloud Endpoints let you manage and control access to your APIs. You can keep APIs private or share them with partners, and you can monitor API usage.

Endpoints overview

For a general overview of using Endpoints to manage your APIs, see What is Cloud Endpoints. This article describes what you can do with Endpoints and links to more detailed information.

Viewing API metrics in the console

Endpoints tracks certain usage metrics for activity and performance, and makes these available for viewing in various graphs in the Cloud Platform Console. For a description of what these graphs contain, see Viewing API Metrics in the Google Cloud Platform documentation.

Share your API with developers

Google Cloud Endpoints APIs are private by default, so only members of the project who manage the API can see it. To make your API available to other developers:

  1. Go to the Cloud Platform Console.
  2. From the projects list, select a project.
  3. Open the console left side menu and select Endpoints.
  4. Select your API.
  5. Click Share API.
  6. To add a user or Google Group email address, click Add developers.

For more information, see Sharing an API.

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