Some consumer‑facing APIs are so widespread they’ve become household names – think Google Maps and Stripe – but internal APIs are the real powerhouse of the API economy.

Internal APIs – by which we mean APIs exposed only to clients and developers within an organization – are a key pillar for an enterprise’s digital transformation efforts. Building internal APIs is usually the first step in the development of digital products and services. In fact, according to IDC’s recent survey, APIs – The Determining Agents Between Success or Failure of Digital Business, supporting internal integration of applications and products is one of the top priorities for API development initiatives in enterprises.

Why are internal APIs important? What are the benefits of internal APIs? And crucially, what’s the most optimal architecture to manage them? This blog addresses these questions to help you deliver internal APIs securely and at scale.

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Best Practices for Managing Internal APIs - NGINX
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