Running Your Application and Viewing Your Endpoints on the Web

After you finish creating your endpoints, the final step to deploying your APIs is running your application from within the Thriftly Configurator. Then, you can access your endpoints on the web, deployed through your selected Thriftly Gateway.

  1. If you haven’t already, open the Thriftly Configurator (Windows Start menu > Thriftly Deployment Server > Thriftly Admin).

  2. Make sure you have your application selected in the Thriftly Configurator sidebar.

An app selected in the Thriftly Configurator sidebar
  1. From the Thriftly Configurator toolbar, select the configurator_run_button button.

  2. In the Thriftly Configurator sidebar, you should see an arrow appear within the icon alongside your application. From your application, select and open the endpoint you’d like to see information for.

A running application and endpoint in the Thriftly Configurator
  1. From the Gateway tab, select the Endpoint Info button to open your API’s endpoint and accompanying information in your web browser.

    1. If your application does not launch and you receive a message about firewall issues, skip to the Updating Your Firewall to Allow Others to Access Your APIs section and perform the setup steps laid out there. Then, return to this step and perform it again.

Your application and APIs are now deployed on the Thriftly Server and accessible via the Thriftly Gateway. There are a couple more minor setup tasks you’ll want to perform to make sure your API, and our connection to your application, are optimized:

After that, your application developers can start connecting to your application, using your new APIs. To provide your app developers with the information they’ll need to start making calls to your APIs, refer to the Helping Developers Integrate Deployed APIs Into New Applications topic.

Additionally, there are some more advanced features you may want to take advantage of beyond Thriftly’s basic API deployment. To learn about automated application rollout, Thriftly’s easy integration with Microsoft Azure’s API management module, and more, head to the Thriftly Deployment: Beyond the Basics section.

And finally, after you’ve finished testing your APIs or run up against the limits of our free trial, don’t forget to purchase a Thriftly subscription using the instructions in the Purchasing a Thriftly Subscription section.