While reviewing the latest API Creator patches it appears they are only available for a development (single WAR) deployment.
Where can production patches be found?
Release : 4.1
Component : LIVE API CREATOR
Since most patches affect primarily the APIServer component, we ended up creating just one WAR which has all the three components. For production deployment, you would not need to deploy the Creator and Explorer pieces.
The WAR name is usually not important - on some API platforms - this WAR file is imported by name and the root is defined by some property setting. In a production world - it may not make sense to include APICreator (and maybe Data Explorer) since these are used to develop and design the API services. This is why we package them separately in the production folder. In development - we want access to all 3 (so the single WAR). In Tomcat - I rename my WAR file ROOT.war since I want my default localhost:8080 to point to LAC APICreator.