Understanding the API Lifecycle Fast-track

Because the API Lifecycle fast-track is designed to be quick and focused on SaaS start-ups prepared to offer their first public API(s) safely, let’s dive right into it.

The Fast-track package has five phases and takes five days. Take a look and see what those 5 phases entail…

Step 1 - API Audit

DB models or current APIs are used to define the presently available data throughout the API audit. Future OpenAPI contracts will be based on these target models.

Not only that, we also examined the data-flow diagrams and security models that are currently in use.

Step 2 - API Lifecycle Guide

We examine the recommended practices for a combined API lifetime guide based on the current models. The reference for all upcoming API business and development will be this documentation.

Step 3 - Validation of OpenAPI Contracts

The OpenAPI contracts and the tech team are modeled using the API Lifecycle Handbook. Once integrated, we compare the target contracts to the actual output in order to ensure that the output is of the appropriate quality and that the target APIs are prepared for release.

Penetration testing: We prepare a “pen-test” to check the SaaS data models’ secure and controlled exposure once the authentication mechanism is put into place and the API contracts are certified and ready for public usage.

Proof of security audit: The security certification issued at the end of the penetration test may be used to persuade partners and stakeholders to support the project’s last mile: service integrations.

Automated testing: The OpenAPI contracts will be processed using a boilerplate for automated testing that can be used right away but also serves as the basis for more thorough testing and quality control of upcoming releases.


The API Fast-track includes Cyrex unique API security expertise.

Step 4 - Business and Technical Work Session

The outcomes and future actions for the tech team will be discussed in a technical work session at the conclusion of the “API lifecycle fast-track.” For the business workstation, an API Suite connection will be made available, and business cases will be addressed.

Step 5 - API "SLA" Assistance

Our staff stays on call for a period of three months to help with API-specific issues to make sure the completed works are applied in real-world settings.

In 5 simple steps, it’s just that easy! If you are a SaaS start-up prepared to offer your first public API(s) safely, get in touch with us today! 

For more content be sure to check our explainer blog where we breakdown APIs. You can also find out more about our work with major brands such as BNP Paribas and VITO by checking out our case studies.