Connect to node via api management solution

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Is it possible to use API management solution (like e.g. WSO2 API manager) to connect new node (and later reconnect) to the existing to multi chain node?  If yes what would be the general approach? The API solution offers following methods:




The idea is to provide catalog like discovery service for various multi chain nodes.

asked Sep 22, 2017 by Richard

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There's no reason why you can't use an API management service on top of the MultiChain API. MultiChain's API uses JSON-RPC with HTTP authentication, which I'm guessing matches "REST" from your list.
answered Sep 22, 2017 by MultiChain
Many thanks. Sorry for my non-precise questions, I lack deeper technical knowledge. I understand I can use JSON-RPC calls to execute API commands to a node. My question was about a possibility to connect to a node via API created in API management tool, i.e. command like  "multichaind xxx@ -daemon"  connects to an existing "xxx" node and creates new node on my computer. I thought of doing the same but with an intermediary API (something like "multichaind http://myAPI")? I have not seen such a command in API documentation. Or is it the same approach?
You need to download the software for each node first, then use that to connect to an existing node in a network. There is no API to download and install the software.