2.8 Configure Analytics

Secure API Manager uses the Access Manager Analytics Server to provide analytics for many different items. For example, you can see how many API authorizations have occurred or have failed. There are some steps you must perform to enable analytics for Secure API Manager.

By default, the Analytics Server is not installed when you install Access Manager. You must have Access Manager installed, and then you must install the Analytics Server before you can proceed. The Analytics Server installs a Syslog server for use with Access Manager. You must configure Access Manager to use this instance of the Syslog server.

To configure the Analytics Server to receive the events from the API Gateway:

  1. Log in to the Administration Console.

  2. On the Dashboard, on the left side, click Auditing.

  3. In Audit Message Using, select Syslog.

  4. In Server Listening Address, specify the IP address of the Syslog server and port 1468.

  5. (Optional) Select any of the Management Console Events you want to see through the Identity Server. You can select none or any of the options to see more information.

  6. Click Apply, then click OK to save these changes.

There are also some management tasks you perform to maintain or customize the Analytics Dashboard.