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. Support for Let's Encrypt

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

    320 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Security  ·  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      In some cases, Management Portal and Developer Portal should not be published into the Internet so that anonymous abusive users cannot attack the Portal, such as DDoS.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.

      125 votes
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        under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Security  ·  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.

        115 votes
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          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • OAuth 2.0 implementation support/Securing APIs using OAuth

          A major bonus when using an API management system should be that it helps you secure your backend APIs using standard techniques. Other API management systems (such as Kong, see https://getkong.org/plugins/oauth2-authentication/) have support for this, where the APIm acts as a Bearer token store and validates the tokens for you.

          Obviously, this will only work for the Client Credentials and possibly also Resource Owner Password Flows, as the others require additional UI, but still this would be a very nice add-on, which enables you to leverage OAuth for backends which are actually OAuth-agnostic.

          Azure APIm would then also need…

          74 votes
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            under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support/force TLS 1.3

            As the new TLS 1.3 will be released soon, it would be great to support and possibly force TLS 1.3 on all connection on the front and back-end.

            59 votes
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              under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for key vault stored SSL certificates in API Management service

              Add ability to use SSL certificates bought through Azure and stored in key vault with API Management instance.

              54 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Log x-forwarded-for header in API Management Gateway log

                If API Management is fronted by a WAF or Proxy the IP logged in the API Management Gateway log is not the original IP.

                WAF's like the Application Gateway Web Application Firewall do add an x-forwarded-for header however the current API Management Gateway log does not include it.

                54 votes
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                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Developer Portal displays IIS Yellow Page

                  https://****.portal.azure-api.net/

                  A security team observes that the developer portal application reveals the server information in terms of IIS error page (Yellow Page).

                  System should have ability to configure "Default IIS error page".

                  Try accesing any developer portal URL by expanding "/C:/test" to actual URL.

                  51 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Origin API oauth support

                    Ability to create an API in Azure API Management that will OAuth to the origin api. I don't want my users to oauth, the Azure API key is enough security for that. I just want my Azure API to access the origin API through OAuth.

                    26 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Basic Authentication in Front-end API

                      We are currently consuming our APIs via various clients, including Microsoft Excel and various integration tools. These tools do NOT support the current front-end API authentication methods.
                      One solution is to enable Basic Auth support in the front-end API.
                      The existing username and subscription key could be used as the credentials, but the API Management would accept them in the standard base64-encoded Authorization header.

                      22 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Basic credentials can be already validated using a combination of check header policy and expression (use named value for storing username and password).

                        We could simplify this use case by implementing a “validate basic credentials” policy, hence I am keeping this under review.

                      • 22 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improved RBAC roles for API Management

                          Right now, Azure RBAC only has 3 API Management specific roles defined: API Management Service Contributor, API Management Service Operator and API Management Service Reader.

                          These are OK, but they are not enough for many customers. In particular, many customers require giving developers or architects permissions to define and manage APIs without touching anything else (i.e no product, security, or similar configurations).

                          While this is potentially possible to do using custom RBAC roles, doing so in a way that keeps everything working correctly and that does not break when the PG changes the way the portal works is non-trivial.

                          So…

                          11 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Configure security also on operation level

                            Today, the security is set on API level.
                            I can see a need for defining security on operation level also.
                            To be able to set that only a subset of the operations in an API is protected by e.g. OAuth.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add OAuth 2.0 as a proxy authentication

                              Currently Proxy Authentication supports HTTP Basic and Client Certificates. In an effort to make a unified OAuth 2.0 Gateway, we have some services using other OAuth 2.0 providers for the security in the backend and would like to use something like Client Credentials flow or the On Behalf Of flow to call the existing service keeping the front with only one OAuth implementation.

                              9 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Increase password strength for basic user accounts

                                Basic user accounts can be created via;
                                1. Admin portal (minimum password length=6)
                                2. Self registration page (minimum password length=8).
                                No other rule applies i.e. very poor password strength.

                                When possible, we definitely use AAD.
                                For cases where we can not use AAD the Azure PaaS Developer Support Team has recommended us to use Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Twitter accounts...

                                Please, provide UI page where Admin can design password policy by choosing;
                                - Minimum password length. [Default=8?].
                                - English upper case letters (e.g., A, B, C, ...Z). [Checkbox True|False].
                                - English lower case letters (e.g., a, b, c, ...z). [Checkbox…

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Signout issue - SSO URL is not expiring even after logout

                                  https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/8673
                                  As per the comments in above thread/issue, I am putting this idea on feedback website also.

                                  I did used the delegate option and am able to Sign User Programmatically by generating SSO URL (generateSsoUrl). Now I have problem in Signingout, once user try Sign-Out from Azure APIM Developer portal, microsoft delegate the call to our CUstom AUthentication server, and we end the users session, and redirect them back to base url of developer portal. Here User see the Sign-In option again.

                                  However If I paste the previous SSO URL (generateSsoUrl) into browser it allows the user to log-in, which…

                                  9 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Security: OCSP Stapling support

                                    When using OCSP stapling, the web server will send its certificate combined with a signed proof from the OCSP responder about its certificate status.

                                    8 votes
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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • We would like to have OWASP security features as part of API Management rather than using API gateway/WAF.

                                      We would like to have OWASP security features as part of API Management rather than using API gateway/WAF.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add AzureAD users

                                        Allow the admin to add users from AzureAD so they can be configured before the user actually logs in.

                                        With having to wait for the user to login, then the admin to configure them with appropriate groups within APIM (not AzureAD groups) this increases the time before the user can actually make use of APIM depending on how long it takes the user to get around to logging in and the admin to add them to the right groups.

                                        6 votes
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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a option to disable TLS 1.2 for APIM backend pool

                                          We have legacy websites only support TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0, and it can't recognize the clienthello extensions while the TLS shake process, and this cause we can't use APIM to access our backend websites. So is it possible to disable TLS 1.2 or disable the clienthello extensions

                                          6 votes
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