- 02 Jun 2022
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- Updated on 02 Jun 2022
- 2 Minutes to read
The API activity page gives you a high-level view of API traffic in your infrastructure. One of the most useful data to view in API activity is Live requests. Traceable displays live requests for your chosen Environment along with the IP addresses. The live requests are a combination of both, internal and external calls.
Click on Environment and then choose the time range from the drop-down list to choose the time for which you want data to be displayed.
One of the most useful data to view in API activity is Live requests. Traceable displays live requests for your chosen Environment along with the IP addresses. The live requests are a combination of both, internal and external calls. Monitoring live requests provides you with real-time information about what resources are being accessed by APIs.
Traceable lists the Top Endpoints based on the number of calls/minute during the selected time period. Click on the API Endpoint name to view more details about the API. As the screenshot below shows, you can view all the IP addresses that accessed the API Endpoint along with the URL and status code. Click on the plus (+) sign to view more information about the the specific request. You can also view the protocol, for example, GRPC or HTTP with the total number of calls in the selected time duration. Hovering the mouse over the graph, displays the number of calls during a minute as shown below.
The External Calls widget shows the number of calls originating from a specific geographical location along with the name of city. If you see more number of calls originating from a geographic location, you may want to investigate. This is another actionable information provided by Traceable to protect your API infrastructure.
Traceable provides the total of internal and external calls in the chosen time period. As shown in the screenshot below, the bar graph shows the internal and external calls separately. You can select the time period for which you wish to view the total number of calls. By default total number of calls is shown for 15-minutes with a maximum value of 1-hour. The total calls section also shows the number of internal and external API calls.
Traceable provides with another powerful option to view new and updated APIs in the selected time range. As shown in the screenshot below, the recent changes section lists all the new and updated APIs.