Introducing API Management on Top of a Legacy Platform




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Introducing API Management on Top of a Legacy Platform

1 hour 30 minutes 5 Credits


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


This lab demonstrates the introduction of an API management platform on top of existing services and legacy systems. It walks you through the creation of an API proxy which is used to apply policies such as API key verification and rate limiting, adding security to the exposed APIs. Developer credentials are then created to consume the published API.


Before you click the Start Lab button

Read these instructions. Labs are timed and you cannot pause them. The timer, which starts when you click Start Lab, shows how long Google Cloud resources will be made available to you.

This Qwiklabs hands-on lab lets you do the lab activities yourself in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It does so by giving you new, temporary credentials that you use to sign in and access Google Cloud for the duration of the lab.

What you need

To complete this lab, you need:

  • Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).
  • Time to complete the lab.

Note: If you already have your own personal Google Cloud account or project, do not use it for this lab.

Note: If you are using a Pixelbook, open an Incognito window to run this lab.

How to start your lab and sign in to the Google Cloud Console

  1. Click the Start Lab button. If you need to pay for the lab, a pop-up opens for you to select your payment method. On the left is a panel populated with the temporary credentials that you must use for this lab.

    Open Google Console

  2. Copy the username, and then click Open Google Console. The lab spins up resources, and then opens another tab that shows the Sign in page.

    Sign in

    Tip: Open the tabs in separate windows, side-by-side.

  3. In the Sign in page, paste the username that you copied from the Connection Details panel. Then copy and paste the password.

    Important: You must use the credentials from the Connection Details panel. Do not use your Qwiklabs credentials. If you have your own Google Cloud account, do not use it for this lab (avoids incurring charges).

  4. Click through the subsequent pages:

    • Accept the terms and conditions.
    • Do not add recovery options or two-factor authentication (because this is a temporary account).
    • Do not sign up for free trials.

After a few moments, the Cloud Console opens in this tab.


Apigee Account - If you don't have an account, sign-up for a trial account at You will get notified through the registered email once the account is created. This could take a few minutes.

REST Client - To invoke the APIs you can use curl, or use the simplified REST Client at

Log onto Apigee console and note the organization you are working in. The organization name can be found on the top-left corner of the Apigee console after logging in.


Note: If you are using any existing Apigee account, make sure to cleanup the resources (Proxies, Extensions, API Products, Apps) which have been created for any lab earlier.

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