Command-Line Utility for Apigee Monetization

Usage no npm install needed!

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Mint Node - Apigee Monetization tool

This tool allows you to interact with Apigee Monetization settings and entities through commands, automated scripts and YML config files.

Latest Updates 🎉


  • The config directory has been restructured to allow for further templating, putting the default kickstart config into /configs/kickstart/default
  • Additional Kickstart template - you can now create a boilerplate for a custom attribute, i.e. credit-based rate plan. Go to /configs/kickstart to read more

Install & Prepare

Install with NPM

npm i apigee-mint -g

NOTE: The -g option places the apigee-mint command in your PATH. On "*nix"-based machines, sudo may be required with the -g option. If you do not use -g, then you need to add the apigee-mint command to your PATH manually.

Run from repository

  1. cd to your local target directory and clone the GitHub repo:
git clone git@github.com:mikesson/apigee-mint-node.git
  1. Change directory
cd apigee-mint-node
  1. Install packages
npm install
  1. Run command with:
./bin/mint.js <commands> <args>


  • Apigee Edge account
  • User credentials with the Organization Administrator role.
  • Monetization enabled on your Apigee organization (How do I enable it?)
  • Familiarity with the basic features and concepts of Apigee such as API Proxies, API Products and environments

For more information about Apigee, refer to the Apigee Docs.


This tool uses Apigee's Monetization module. If you want to learn more about it, read about our API monetization concepts within Apigee.

This high-level diagram shows the entities involved when using Apigee with Monetization:


Common Parameters

The parameters below are used across all operations. For more specific parameters, please refer to the commands list below.

Parameter Description Env. Variable Required? Default
--username -u Your Apigee account username APIGEE_USERNAME Yes /
--password -p Your Apigee account password APIGEE_PASSWORD Yes /
--organization -o The name of the organization to operate on APIGEE_ORGANIZATION Yes /
--logLevel -l Log level, defaults to info if not specified LOG_LEVEL Optional info

It is a best practice to store these parameters in environment variables, such as:

export APIGEE_USERNAME="user@domain.com"
export APIGEE_PASSWORD="pwd"
export APIGEE_ORGANIZATION="org-name"
export LOG_LEVEL="debug"

The following log levels are available: debug, info, warning, error, off

Recommendation is to keep log level at debug when facing issues, info when using the tool ad-hoc and error when integrated into other systems.

What can I do with it?

Jump to the details from this table:

end-to-end setup: configuring a monetized API with subscribed application and an account balance
adding prepaid balance to a developer account
issuing credit to a developer
get details of a rate plan
find active API product bundles by developer ID
find accepted rate plans by developer ID


This section describes all available commands with examples and syntax.


Deploys a chain of entities for a ready-to-use sample configuration. This command makes use of a config directory where all YML files reside. Familiarize yourself with the Apigee Monetization concepts and entities before customizing the config files.

Recommendation: Keep the versioning tags in the entity names & IDs to increment in case of a failed execution.


Executes kickstart configuration for specified organization and environment, considering existing settings (What does that mean?)

apigee-mint kickstart -u user@domain.com -o my-nonprod -e test -l info -c true

Executes kickstart configuration for specified organization and environment, overwriting/ignoring existing settings

apigee-mint kickstart -u user@domain.com -o my-nonprod -e test -l info -c false


--environment -e

(required, the name of the target environment)

Specify the environment name for the setup, e.g. dev/test/prod

--directory -d

(optional, the directory where the config files reside, default: config)

Note: If it starts with a /, it is considered an absolute path, otherwise relative.

You can also store this in an environment variable:

export DIR_CONFIG="config-myorg"

--considerExistingSettings -c

(optional, true/false, default: true)

As the kickstart command modifies a range of settings from the organization profile over to currencies and T&Cs, you can choose to (a) overwrite all settings or (b) keep them and add the proxy, product and bundle to your existing configuration.

Choose false if you run this command on a clean/empty environment, choose true if you have already run this command before or if you would like to keep your existing org settings. Please be aware that config file changes might be necessary in order for the kickstart setup to work (e.g. clash of supported currencies and necessary changes to the organization profile).

In more detail, the -c false flag executes two additional steps:

  1. Checks whether the currency specified in 1-orgProfile.yml is already available. If true, no new currency is being added
  2. Checks whether there are existing T&Cs which have not expired yet. If true, no new T&Cs are added.


Follow these steps to run the kickstart setup

  1. Clone this repo to your local workspace

  2. Create a copy of the config directory for your own setup, with e.g. the target org name as suffix

cp -r config config-{yourSuffix}
  1. Set environment variables
export APIGEE_USERNAME={username}
export APIGEE_PASSWORD={password}
export LOG_LEVEL=info
export DIR_CONFIG=config-{yourSuffix}
  1. Prepare configuration files (Required)
  • 4.1 Set start date of T&Cs (e.g. today and now + 1 hour)

    3-termsAndConditions.yml -> startDate

  • 4.2 Set start date of rate plan (e.g. today 00:00:00)

    8-ratePlan.yml -> startDate

  • 4.3 Set end date of rate plan (any date in the future)

    8-ratePlan.yml -> endDate

  1. Make sure you're in the repo's root directory

cd [where_you_cloned_this_repo]/apigee-mint-node

  1. Run the command
  • apigee-mint kickstart -e test -l info -c false

(Note that -c false indicates that default org values are being overwritten)

For reference, this is how a successful kickstart execution looks like:

successful kickstart execution


You can use tour copied config directory to adjust all setup settings. Here's a list of common customizations, referencing the target file name and attribute:

Set new API Proxy name:

4-apiProductMint.yml -> proxies[0]

Set new API Product Name:

4-apiProductMint.yml -> name

4-apiProductMint.yml -> displayName

The API Product name also appears in the following files, so change the name there, too:

7-productBundle.yml -> product.id

10-developerApp.yml -> apiProducts[0]

Set new default currency for organization:

1-orgProfile.yml -> currency

2-currency.yml -> name

As you change the currency code, you might want to change the display name and description, too:

2-currency.yml -> description

2-currency.yml -> displayName

Set new developer name and email

9-developer.yml -> email

9-developer.yml -> firstName

9-developer.yml -> lastName

As you change the currency code, you might want to change the display name and description, too:

2-currency.yml -> description

2-currency.yml -> displayName

Configuration Reference

This section lists all available config files and a link to the full Apigee Docs page

File Description
1-orgProfile.yml Docs Link
2-currency.yml Docs Link
3-termsAndConditions.yml Docs Link
4-apiProductMint.yml Docs Link
5-transactionRecordingPaths.yml Docs Link
6-transactionRecordingPolicy.yml Docs Link
7-productBundle.yml Docs Link
8-ratePlan.yml Docs Link
9-developer.yml Docs Link
10-developerApp.yml Docs Link
11-purchaseRatePlan.yml Docs Link
12-reloadAccountBalance.yml Docs Link

Transaction Recording Policy Details

The API Product YML config has been split for more flexibility with Transaction Recording Policies. The dependencies are as follows:



Perform common CRUD operations, view data points and find Monetization resources.


--action -a

(required, list/delete/..., default: N/A)

The action you want to perform.

--resource -r

(required, apiproxy/apiproduct/..., default: N/A)

The resource type you want to perform the action on.

--id -i

(required, <identifier>, default: N/A)

The resource or search identifier. For some commands, multiple of those input parameters are required (order matters).

Available actions


The table below lists available actions and required parameters for each.

Action Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Parameter 3 Parameter 4 Parameter 5 Parameter 6
list -r resourceType / /
get -r resourceType -i resourceID /
delete -r resourceType -i resourceID /
find -r searchTag -i resourceID /
addPrepaidBalance -i developerId -i amount -i currencyCode
issueCredit -i packageId -i ratePlanId -i developerId -i currencyId -i creditAmount -i creditDescription

Available resources per action

Available Resource Description Example
developerRatePlan details of a developer's rate plan do -a get -r developerRatePlan -i <developerID> -i <ratePlanID>


Available Resource Description Example
apiproxy list of API proxies per org do -a list -r apiproxy
productbundle list of API product bundles per org do -a list -r productbundle
rateplan list of rate plans per org do -a list -r rateplan


Available Search Tag Description Example
apps-byDevEmail finds apps by developer email do -a find -i apps-byDevEmail
apps-byDevId finds apps by developer ID do -a find -i apps-byDevId
apiProductBundles-byDevId-activeOnly finds active only API product bundles by developer ID do -a find -i apiProductBundles-byDevId-activeOnly -i <id>
apiProductBundles-byDevId-includeExpired finds all API product bundles by developer ID do -a find -i apiProductBundles-byDevId-includeExpired -i <id>
acceptedRatePlan-byDevId finds accepted rate plans by developer ID do -a find -i acceptedRatePlan-byDevId -i <developerId>


Available Resource Description Example
apiproxy deletes an API proxy do -a delete -r apiproxy -i <id>
productbundle deletes an API product bundles do -a delete -r productbundle -i <id>
rateplan deletes a rate plan do -a delete -r rateplan -i <id>

Add prepaid balance to a developer account


apigee-mint do -a addPrepaidBalance -i fdd76-2578f-df9f-1ca23f -i 100 -i gbp -l debug

Issue credit to a developer


apigee-mint do -a issueCredit -i product-bundle-1 -i product-bundle-1-rateplan-1 -i fdd76-2578f-df9f-1ca23f -i gbp -i 100 -i 'sample refund'

cleanup [experimental]

This command cleans up an organization's Monetization data. This is currently an experimental feature as some enties might need manual removal.


apigee-mint cleanup -l info

You can read more about deleting Monetization data on Apigee docs here


This command helps you verify the currently selected target directory for the configuration files. Use this command if you're unsure about where the kickstart command will pick up the YML files.


apigee-mint wheresMyConfig

Known Issues

Error when adding developer balance

error: ✖ Error when adding developer balance, find more details below:
error: HTTP 400 | {"code":"mint.invalidTransaction","message":"Invalid transaction: Datastore Error","contexts":[],"cause":{"message":"Invalid transaction: Datastore Error","contexts":[]}}

Retry the operation if the above error message appears

apigee-mint not executable

apigee-mint: command not found

To resolve this, make sure the npm /bin or /apigee-mint directory is in your $PATH variable.

  1. Check the npm prefix with npm get prefix
  2. Check if the above prefix is part of the PATH variable with echo $PATH
  3. If not, add it as follows:
  • sudo nano /etc/paths - enter your password when prompted
  • go to the bottom of the file and enter the path from npm get prefix + /bin, e.g. /Users/user123/.npm-global/bin
  • Hit CONTROL + X to quit, enter Y to save and ENTER to save to existing file
  • To test it, enter echo $PATH in a new terminal window. You should see the added path now

Also, if you don't want to use npm, you can alawys clone the GitHub repo and run all commands with ./bin/mint.js <command> from the repo's root directory

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