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Start or Stop API Subscriptions

Consumer can subscribe to an API in two ways depending upon the Pricing Plan of the API.

  1. If the Pricing Plan is Free, then the consumer can directly click on the subscribe button under the Pricing tab and Start using the API
  2. If the Pricing Plan is either Freemium or Paid, then the subscription will be done by the API Provider through the Deal process which we discussed in detail under section Manage Deals-Provider

  1. Provider can start the Subscription of the API once the status is Deal Accepted. To enable subscription, change deal status to 'Deal Accepted', On changing, there will be a button START SUBSCRIPTION activated to enable the subscription.

  2. On clicking START SUBSCRIPTION button, it will list the available pricing plans which have been created earlier.

  3. Provider can also make a custom plan for that consumer alone using custom plan.

  4. To subscribe a consumer for an existing plan, click on subscribe button.

  5. To subscribe a consumer for a custom plan, click on create and subscribe button after providing pricing details.

    And here after the successfull subscribed to the api you can see button called View Subscription Details button.In the next page we can see what are all the things we can do with the View Subscription Details.

  6. Subscriptions can be stopped in two ways:

    1. If the Pricing Plan type of the subscribed API is either Freemium or Paid, then only API Provider can stop the subscription. API Consumer cannot directly stop the subscription.To stop subscription, click on stop subscription button as shown. It will unsubscribe the user from the existing plan.

    2. If the Pricing Plan type of the subscribed API is Free, then API Consumer can directly stop the subscription.To stop subscription, the consumer needs to navigate to Dashboard->Subscriptions tab. Under the Free APIs tab, Click on the Unsubscribe button for the API which you want to unsubscribe.

  7. In the next section, we will see how to manage the subscription details.