Endpoints is an API management system that helps you secure, monitor, analyze, and set quotas on your APIs using the same infrastructure Google uses for its own APIs. After you deploy your API to Endpoints, you can use the Cloud Endpoints Portal to create a developer portal, a website that users of your API can access to view documentation and interact with your API.
The Endpoints options
To have your API managed by Cloud Endpoints, you have three options, depending on where your API is hosted and the type of communications protocol your API uses:
- Cloud Endpoints for OpenAPI
- Cloud Endpoints for gRPC
- Cloud Endpoints Frameworks for the App Engine standard environment
For help on deciding which option is right for you, see Choosing an Endpoints option.
See Endpoints features in action by doing the Quickstart for Endpoints, which uses scripts to deploy a sample API to the App Engine flexible environment.
Get familiar with the deployments steps by doing one of the tutorials for the Endpoints option that you have chosen: