Thursday, September 29, 2016

WSO2 API Manager 2.0.0 New Throttling logic Execution Order

Here in this post i would like to discuss how throttling happens within throttle handler with newly added complex throttling for API Manager. This order is very important and we used this order to optimize run time execution. Here is the order of execution different kind of policies.

01. Blocking conditions
Blocking requests will be executed first as it's the least expensive check. All blocking conditions will be evaluated per node basis. Blocking conditions are just checks of certain conditions and we don't need to maintain counters across all gateway nodes.

02.Advanced Throttling
If request is not blocked request then we will move to API level throttling. Here we will do throttling for API level and resource level. Here always API level throttle key will be API name. That means we can control API requests per API.

03.Subscription Throttling with burst controlling
Next thing is subscription level API throttling. When you have API in store, subscribers will come there and subscribe to that API. Whenever subscription made we will make record saying user subscribed to this API using this application. So whenever API request come to API gateway we will get application id(which use to identify API uniquely) and API context + version(which we can use to identify API uniquely) to create key to do subscription level throttling. That means when subscription level throttling happens it will always count requests for API subscribed to given application.

04.Application Throttling
Application level throttling happens in application level and users can control total number of requests come to all APIs subscribed to given application. In this case counters will maintain against application user combination.

05.Custom Throttling Policies
Users are allowed to define dynamic rules according to specific use cases. This feature will be applied globally across all tenants. System administrative users should define these rules and it will be applied across all the users in the system. When you create a custom throttling policy you can define any policy you like. Users need to write a Siddhi query to address their use case. The specific combination of attributes we are checking in the policy have to be defined as the key (which is called the key template). Usually the key template will include a predefined format and a set of predefined parameters.

Please see below diagram(draw by Sam Baheerathan) to understand this flow clearly.

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