Dev Portal API Product Documentation
A core function of the Dev Portal is publishing API product descriptions and API specs. Developers can use the Dev Portal to access, consume, and register new applications against your API product.
Through API Products, you can also publish any API product and its
documentation to the Dev Portal. Publishing API products to the Dev Portal is the only way to expose your service to developers. Once the API product is published and available to developers, they can apply for access by registering a developer account. You can also manage access to the Dev Portal from the Kong Konnect interface.
Note: You can only publish API products in your geographic region to the Dev Portal in your geo. If you want to publish API products to a Dev Portal in another geo, switch to the new geo in the bottom-left of Kong Konnect.
API product descriptions
You can provide extended descriptions of your API products with a Markdown (
.md) file. The contents of this file will be displayed as the introduction to your API in the Dev Portal. API product descriptions can be any markdown document that describes your service:
- Release notes
- Support and SLA
- Business context and use cases
- Deployment workflows
All API product descriptions are managed from the Documentation section in the API Product overview. Once you’ve uploaded the markdown file, you have a preview of how it will render, the option to edit, and a view of the publication status. You can also create a hierarchy between the docs you upload that will be reflected in the way they’re displayed in the Dev Portal.
API specifications, or specs, can be uploaded and attached to a specific API product version within API products.
Konnect accepts OpenAPI (Swagger) specs in YAML or JSON.
Once you’ve uploaded the spec, you can also preview the way the spec will render, including the methods available, endpoint descriptions, and example values. You’ll also be able to filter by tag when in full-page view.