Skip to Content

API Management to expose SAP PI/PO services

Hello Gurus,

I was learning open sap course about api management. There is a section, in which SAP PO service is exposed via API management.

Does that mean that we have to use API management to expose SAP PI/PO services such as SOAP, REST? In our project we are using some kind of reverse proxy to expose the soap and rest services.

Even SAP CPI is getting connected directly with source and target systems. Nobody seems to be using api management.

Should I ask my client to switch to API management?

Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Hello there,
    Thank you for visiting SAP Community to get answers to your questions. Since you're asking a question here for the first time, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with (if you haven't already), as it provides tips for preparing questions that draw responses from our members. For example, you can outline what steps you took to find answers (and why they weren't helpful). The more details you provide, the more likely it is that members will be able to assist you.
    Should you wish, you can revise your question by selecting Actions, then Edit (although once someone answers your question, you'll lose the ability to edit the question -- but if that happens, you can leave more details in a comment).
    Finally, if you're hoping to connect with readers, please consider adding a picture to your profile. Here's how you do it: By personalizing your profile with a photo of you, you encourage readers to respond.
    Best regards,

Related questions

1 Answer

  • Best Answer
    Posted on Jul 10 at 04:01 PM

    Hi there

    You definitely don't have to expose PO services through API Management. You can expose a SOAP service from PO with a reverse proxy setup just fine. However, API Management offers you options that are just not available in PO. Like advanced analytics, caching, additional security options, DDOS protection, enforcing API call quotas, monetization etc.

    If your client needs those, placing API Management in front of PO makes a lot of sense.



    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.