Service providers may have their own management systems (accounting, billing, and other) that must use the platform services and other cloud services. This is possible by means of the APS API exposed by the platform through the APS controller. This document helps service providers and system integrators monitor and manage the platform services and applications integrated with the platform. It explains scenarios with step-by-step instructions on achieving typical management goals.
The APS controller functions as the message broker incorporating all APS participants on the APS bus into an APS ecosystem.
APS security model allows two types of sender authentication on the APS bus:
Typical activity on the APS bus we are going to discuss in this document includes the following steps to reach a management goal:
The first document in this set Using APS REST API explains how to send REST requests using a UI tool or the cURL service. You should be familiar with this technique before you get started with the scenarios explained in the other documents.
There are two groups of scenarios: service management through the OSS (operations support system) and product management through the BSS (business support system). The first group is based on APS REST requests for the platform operations and for services provided by some cloud applications integrated with the platform. For this group, we assume the platform consists of the OSS only. The group is presented by the following scenarios:
The last scenario Manage Prices is currently the only one in the second group that requires to have both parts installed, OSS and BSS. It illustrates a process of updating prices in service plans and synchronizing them with resellers.