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. Integrate WebHooks

    managing webhooks under api management will get us more control around who is allowed to do what: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2015/09/04/introducing-microsoft-asp-net-webhooks-preview.aspx

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      8 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi all – we could really use more information on the use cases you would like us to deliver with this feature. To quote Darrel’s post below:

      Are you looking for some kind of UI in the portal to enable developers to subscribe to webhooks exposed by APIs?
      Or are you looking for the additional security provided API Management to limit what events a user can subscribe to?
      Do you want to correlate the API Management subscription ID with registered webhooks?
      Any information you can give about the scenarios you would like help with would be great.

      Many thanks

    • Add monetization ability of API

      It is a common practice for API service developers to link the resource counts or product plans to pricing. The preference is for either integration ability to 3rd party services (ex. Braintree) or direct implementation so API developers can collect payment for services.

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        planned  ·  20 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Deploy API management on-site

        We expost a number of developer API endpoints that are controlled via various API keys and products. We are looking to bring the functionality fully in-house and API management looks to fit the bill. Thus far it looks like there is only AZURE cloud... self-hosted would be ideal.

        478 votes
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          planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Socket (full-duplex) support in addition to HTTP

          Having the ability to regulate and monitor HTTP services with API Management is great. Wouldn't it also make sense to offer the same for web sockets (or SignalR hubs, etc.) so we can let devs hookup into stream of events (live-data) instead of polling with REST calls?

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            8 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integration with Azure KeyVault

            Currently, we store sensitive information in API Portal - Properties and use them as {{key}}

            Provide integration of Azure KeyVault so that sensitive information can be stored in Azure KeyVault and allow using it inside API methods or policies like {{vault:key}}

            By this feature, we will be able to centralize all the keys in the Azure KeyVault and use Properties only for non-sensitive information.

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              6 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • API / Operation visibility

              Make possible to manage the visibility not only at product level but also at API level (and even maybe at operation level)

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                under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Let's Encrypt

                Allow publishers to easily use Let's Encrypt with the API management. https://letsencrypt.org/

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                  2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VPN/ExpressRoute support in Standard Tier

                  If you must charge more for VPN make it a paid for add-on for Standard tier.

                  Using the standard tier is already tough to justify for our low volume business case. Unfortunately the backend servers are in a private network so we need the ExpressRoute functionality.

                  API Management was justified based on it also being the authentication gateway and firewall between the Internet and our internal APIs. The business case doesn't work if we still need to manage Internet facing reverse proxy servers or pay for Premium.

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                    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Pricing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Plan should be charged on usage not reserved instances

                    We was planning to create an API for our system and learning about Azure API Management, We liked the product, the only obstacle to decide if we'll use it or a VirtualMachine or WebRole was the price.
                    it's too much expensive for startups.

                    Today I received an anouncement from Amazon API Gateway and their plans are very attractive, they charge based on api usage not over reserved capacity. I think you should review your pricing policies to attract more customers.

                    The cloud appeal is the 'pay as you go', and your plans are a big limitation for most startups.

                    138 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Pricing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Application Insights Integration

                      Add the ability to log to Visual Studio Application Insights using the Logger entity and a log-to-applicationinsights policy. This would enable developers to get an all up dashboard view of their API Management analytics and their API analytics currently being captured today via App Insights. This dashboard view can be created today by using the log-to-eventhub policy and Stream Analytics to expose the data to PowerBI. However, logging directly to App Insights would make this a more streamlined process for developers.

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                        started  ·  2 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OData Import

                        Support import of API definitions and metadata from OData $metadata.

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                          started  ·  10 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Restrict Portal Access by IP Address

                          In some cases, Management Portal and Developer Portal should not be published into the Internet so that anonymous abusive users cannot attack the Portal, such as DDoS.
                          If we can set a rule with IP address filtering like a firewall service, it would be very helpful to protect our API Management service.

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                            under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Schema validation in APIM

                            When an actual request comes, we need to validate the schema of the request and while sending back the respose, the schema should be validated. Similar to validate feature of API connect (IBM).

                            http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSFS6T/com.ibm.apic.toolkit.doc/rapim_ref_ootb_policyschemaval.html

                            105 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Controlling Signup button functionality

                              Currently there is no support to disable Signup functionality. If we disable Identities, it disables the Login also.

                              There must be a way to achieve this. Refer below link for more details:

                              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/3b8c8c60-0e26-4d7f-9a6f-2f2bc6b84bf2/how-to-disable-signup-button-functionality-on-developer-portal?forum=azureapimgmt

                              84 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • API keys to be owned by AAD group as opposed to user

                                Instead of have a subscription be tied to a user, have it be tied to a (AAD) group. This is useful when a team is sharing the keys.

                                82 votes
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                                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Developer Portal Content to repository

                                  When adding some new pages using the Content option in the Publisher Portal, I want these html pages saved in the repository like the template and style changes are.

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                                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Circuit Breaker policy

                                    It would be nice to have a policy that implements the Circuit Breaker pattern (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn589784.aspx)

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                                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Policies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Swagger Documentation - Object representation with nested $ref issue

                                      Hi,

                                      There is an issue regarding Swagger file for complex objects which are using nested $ref, according to the program team, it's not supported yet by API Management although it works well in Swagger UI.

                                      This is for me a big issue as we can't manage documentation manually in case our object definition evolve. Furthermore, even if we put manually a json object example in APIM Publisher portal, we can't define the object model associated to it.

                                      Could you please make Swagger documentation work with nested $ref in APIM?

                                      Thanks.

                                      69 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow disabling/stopping of API Management during evaluation to preserve subscription credits

                                        I am evaluating API Management using Visual Studio Subscription credits. The credits are depleted even when I am not testing API Management and are likely to be exhausted before I have completed evaluation. This is both frustrating and prevents me from completing my evaluation. Other API Management providers such as apigee provide a superior evaluation experience.

                                        This issue has already been raised before and the answer is not satisfactory
                                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f4522315-fd3b-4129-b758-e74b22d74145/how-can-i-quotdisablequot-but-not-delete-an-api-management-service?forum=azureapimgmt

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                                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Pricing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to Group Subscription Keys

                                          Currently the subscription keys are issued at the 'Product' level. These products basically map to resource features. It is great that subscription is managed at this granularity but it would be better if the subscriptions can also be managed at higher levels. I may want to use the same subscription key to Axcess multiple products (or bundles) or even go to a higher level of managing APIs at multiple bundles level (or container) with a single key. This way the developers can use the same subscription key across products, bundles or container levels as configured by the publisher of the…

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                                            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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