API Management

Microsoft Azure API Management is a turnkey solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing backend services hosted anywhere, secure and protect them from abuse and overuse, and gain insights into usage and health. Plus, automate and scale developer onboarding to help get your API program up and running in no time.

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  1. Allow System.Linq.IGrouping within expressions

    The GroupBy operator is a pretty common LINQ operator incredibly useful in doing transformations of data.
    It would be tremendous if this was available within policy expressions.

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      0 comments  ·  Policies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Work around

      Hi, We have a legacy SOAP web service, How can I get it working as it fails to load the wsdl(possibly coz of the imports in the file).

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        0 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • View APIM worker role IP's address

        Hi

        We had a recent issue , where the worker roles IP's had changed on our VNET subnet for APIM , We had specific Ip's allowed out through the FW and also our 3 party only allowed certain client IP's in through their FW .

        An update of the underlying PAAS instance during a MS update caused the worker role IP to change and hence we had no communication to our 3rd party api endpoint .

        We found out the API DIP worker IP through the logs but there is not feature to see which worker role IP is being…

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          0 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure Data Lake support a DateTime data type with proper timezone support

          Hello Team,
          Azure Data Lake does not currently have a DateTime data type that preserves timezone information. This can cause issues after loading and ingesting streaming data, and then attempting to query the data for a specific time frame can cause the improper retrieval of expected data values.
          Please introduce a DateTime data type that has proper timezone support.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Set automated shutdowns to minimize costs of API Management Service

            Set automated shutdowns to minimize costs of API Management Service after working houres

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              0 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • API caching / distributed API caching - API CDN

              API GET calls can be cached already, but these caches need to be brought closer to the users, same like a CDN is doing with static HTML / JS / CSS. Some implementations exist today already (like e.g. fastly API caching), but this should be part of a complete API solution to maximize global perforamnce.

              3 votes
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              • Allow OAuth2.0/OpenID Connect Authentication when testing APIs through the Azure Portal.

                Whenever an API requires OAuth2.0 or OpenID Connection authentication, through the Developer Portal you can authenticate at the defined STS. Yet, in the Azure Management Portal, when testing your API, this 'button' or feature is missing. To me, this renders the Test option useless, because all our APIs require OAuth...

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                  0 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Virtual Network Gateways

                  I have learned the Azure APIs do not provide status information for Virtual Network Gateways, we are trying to setup monitoring for gateway availability and performance with 3rd party tools.

                  Please advise when this will be available through the APIs, my vendor needs this information. Thanks

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                  • Enable WS-Security for SOAP backends

                    In a REST to SOAP scenario where the backend demands the SOAP message to be signed using a certificate, it would be great if there were policies that could generate the whole message based on the contents of the body. Right now one can build the SOAP XML message using a liquid template but then the task of generating the security headers is hard (and I really don't know how to generate them). For example:

                    <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/&quot; xmlns:web="http://webservices.myweb.com">
                    <soapenv:Header><wsse:Security soapenv:mustUnderstand="1" xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd&quot; xmlns:wsu="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd">
                    ......<wsse:BinarySecurityToken EncodingType="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-soap-message-security-1.0#Base64Binary&quot; ValueType="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-x509-token-profile-1.0#X509v3&quot; wsu:Id="X509-123456">generated_token</wsse:BinarySecurityToken>
                    <ds:Signature Id="SIG-65D54B60823432DD6615040826919135"…

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                      0 comments  ·  Policies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support external source control services

                      It would be super if there was support for external source control services such as github, vsts, bitbucket etc. Pushing to a specific branch should automatically deploy the changes to the api management instance. This would also conform more to other Azure services with good source control support.

                      The current design with the built in git repo with time limited credentials where you manually have to sync to/from api management itself is cumbersome. Although git supports having multiple remotes (api-mgmt and github in my case) it is far from ideal.

                      Building and maintaining solutions consisting of multiple (brilliant) Azure components…

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                        0 comments  ·  Lifecycle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • APIM policy to log context variables to Application Insights

                        Currently, EventHub Logging is present. It would be great to log APIM transaction details to Application Insights.
                        The current analytics in APIM is good, but it will give more rich experience if the data is present in App.Insights too.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Policies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Publish widgets through a REST API

                          Can you provide the ability to publish widgets through a Rest API? It's annoying you can't style or change the format without doing it manually.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Lifecycle  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Upload custom SSL certificate from keyvault to Azure API Management resource

                            Add ability to upload custom SSL certificate from keyvault to Azure API Management resource. Ideally do it via ARM template while provisioning new resource or at least with PowerShell.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Decrease the API Management activation process time

                              We are working on Azure API Management service automated provisioning and setup. Using ARM template .json + PowerShell scripts to add properties/settings. I have ARM template which provisions 'API Management'. However, at the first time provision it goes to state 'Service is being activated' (I see the note in Azure Portal). It brakes our automated deployment, because from one side ARM template did it's job and should pick next step = PowerShell script to set this resource. This 'service activation' takes more then 30mins!! If it would be 5-10mins, that’s fine.”

                              9 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Handle connection affinity correctly for Azure AD authentication with Premium SKU

                                When operating APIM in Premium SKU and having Azure AD authentication, sign-in does not work at all or reliably as "connection affinity for login traffic is not maintained for Azure AD or Facebook authentication".

                                (case number 117042615656205)

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Auto Import API

                                  I want to control my api documentation within the source control of the actual API. I am utilizing Swashbuckle, and Swashbuckle.Examples to build my swagger docs. I would like to setup a schedule for re-importing my api documentation for the application. there are a few reasons for this:

                                  1) I want to use API Management Services' API functionality as a "Set it and forget it"
                                  2) My examples involve some date contextual examples. My Swashbuckle code dynamically build the examples to keep that date context data relevant for the developer experience.

                                  I mentioned this feature in the Yammer for API…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Send proper JSON Response while fetching information about Runbooks using Job ID

                                    While querying for a Job using it's Job ID in Runbook Automation and using the REST API, the portal shows the WEBHOOKDATA input parameter with invalid JSON since the quotes are escaped using slashes.

                                    When the Job is queried, I get invalid JSON because quotes and slashes are escaped multiple times. This causes problem while trying to parse the JSON. Please see attached screenshot for reference.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide UI for managing custom RBAC rules

                                      It would be great to have the custom role experience in the Azure Portal where an administrator can use the UI to create a new custom RBAC role and grant people certain permissions on a subset of products & APIs.

                                      Ideally I really see this as "Administration Groups" or "Security Groups". Sounds better than custom RBAC rules, that's implementation detail in my opinion (besides when you create ARM templates).

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support webhooks for notifications

                                        All API Management notifications are currently done via email.
                                        It would be great to add webhooks as a potential destination so we can automate certain process with services like Logic Apps.

                                        21 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Send notification when somebody signsup

                                          Add a notification for when a user signs up in the Developer portal.

                                          As of today, this is not there resulting new users wanting to get access to a product while the administrator is not notified.

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