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. Enterprise participation encouraged

    During creation process inhibit creation of duplicate company API Pub and Sub instances. Suggest duplicates to get access to the company API Pub Sub instance.

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  2. Edit Internal Email Templates

    Please add the ability to edit the internal emails sent when users sign up.

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  3. Working with Policies in Ibiza

    Hi all,

    here are few recommendations related to user experience when working with policy editor in Ibiza.


    1. Click on 'Save' should save but not close policy editor. How about additional Save and Close button?


    2. FrontEnd blade of an operation should not be empty. It could show all required parameters for operation. Right now, we have to click Edit and see empty screen. Same issue for policies.



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  4. Utilize Power BI for analytics

    It would be great to have the option to use Power BI for analysis of data that today is available through the webinterface/apis.

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  5. Making people API managers

    The method described here, which seems to be the only way, to make people API managers do not work:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/api-management-faq/#how-do-i-add-a-user-to-the-administrators-group

    The developers might have tested the applications with accounts that are already admin on the subscription, and found it working.
    What needs to happen is, ideally to be able manage users, both developers and admin, in the API portal - not in Azure Portal which it doesn it work, anyways.

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  6. Ability to specify notification email proxy

    We use an external API to generate, style and send all our systems' emails. To replicate those email templates in APIM requires a copy/paste in several different template fields. It would be great to specify some endpoint that we can POST/GET to send the APIM email values to a service. We can model the service endpoints to match whatever APIM sends.

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  7. Provide a GUI for editing subscription key parameter names

    Currently, APIM supports the ability to rename (on a per-API basis) the subscription key header/query parameter. This functionality is only available via the REST API, and we’ve made use of this feature to rename the parameter so that it more closely aligns with our company’s brand.

    While using the REST API is reasonable, it would be more convenient to surface these fields in the UI, perhaps on the API page Settings tab or even better as an instance-level setting to serve as the default for any new APIs.

    6 votes
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  8. Allow the creation of new Templates

    As an administrator I would like to be able to create a new page template and use it in the custom page content. Also it would be extremely useful to allow the administrator to use an existing template on a custom content page.

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  9. Ability to delegate security on Content pages

    We like to provide additional information to our authorized users in a more secure manner.
    Anonymous guests shouldn't be able to see any and all Content that has been created.

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  10. Notify portal admins of new features

    Sometimes portal customizations (e.g. custom templates) can override new features (e.g. API definition download links). To remedy this portal it was suggested that portal admins be notified within the portal. Better yet, each time there is a new release, show an error-style line informing the user that there was a new release. Allow this line to be closed manually.

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  11. Configure notifications programmatically

    We are populating and configuring our APIs using the REST API ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn776326.aspx ), but there are a few settings that cannot be done programmatically and must be done by clicking into the portal.

    One of these settings is for the email notifications that are sent upon subscription requests, new subscriptions, etc. ( https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/api-management-howto-configure-notifications/#publisher-notifications ). We would like to be able to configure these programmatically, either via the REST API or some other way.

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  12. Allow Specifying Scope for Properties

    It's great that there's properties that can then be referenced within policies without hard coding them in. It should provide added flexibility when the properties are maintained in one place. However, as it currently stands, all of the properties are global which makes them inherently hard-coded anyway.

    Being able to specify the scope of a property in the publisher portal should provide even more flexibility.


    Global Scoped Properties: As the properties currently are. I can as an admin go into the publisher portal and specify a global property value.

    User Scoped Properties: A user could set the value in their…

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  13. throttling alert for api/product

    We are looking for possiblities to trigger an alert when throttling policy gets affective to the client for an api or product.

    currently there is out of the box alert based on the quota!

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  14. Add support for dynamic quota

    to aggregating quota limit from different product SKUs.

    for example, if user plans to budget 150,000 calls per month he can buy SKU1 with 100,000 and SKU2 with 50,000 calls and the aggregate is calculated for this subscriber and enforced by APIM. this way we just create a few SKUs and allow users to mix and match based on their requirements.

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    Under current model SKU1 and SKU2 would be 2 different products with two separate subscriptions and keys. So this is not a trivial change but we understand the scenario and will keep it in mind.

  15. Open up more of the Orchard CMS features

    Not being able to create a custom pages for the "generated" ones; e.g. apis, products and applications, is extremely limiting.

    Having more Orchard CMS features available might solve a lot of the customization issues we have.

    Unfortunately, it is so limiting that we are seriously considering a different solution for publishing our APIs. It is a shame that the lack of CMS features for customizing the look and feel can be the deal breaker.

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    Thanks for the feedback. We are working on a feature that will allow customers to customize generated pages. It should be out soon. We will announce it on http://aka.ms/apimdocs page. If you get a chance to review it please let us know if it fulfills your needs.

  16. Communicate unavailability of backend services

    Hi all,

    It will be great that Azure will manage the unavailability in backend services. It es, Health Management.

    When my backend service is unavailble (for some reason) It will be great Azure communicates it in some way, with the administrator, for example?

    I will be a good idea to send SNMP traps when any backend service is unavailable, for instance.

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  17. Improve the policy viewer

    APIM supports full screen editing of policies, which is nice, but the policy viewer modal (visible when clicking "View effective policy for the selected scope") could be improved with full screen support.

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  18. Support for Node.js like APIGEE

    I hope you would have seen other API tools like APIGEE. Just in case I have a local node. js application, I should be quickly upload into API management portal and act as a back end. This will help me to quickly complement any missing capabilities like support for MangoDB or ReDis or mem cache for caching instead of using default cache mechanism provided by default. Another use case that I can think of, is that I have some on prem data like stores and there location. Then I would like to have some of these data exported to user…

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    under review  ·  Miao Jiang responded

    Hi Venkatesh,

    Can you please elaborate more on what you would like to see in Azure API Management? If I understand correctly you’d like to be able to import your APIs written in Node.js into API Management with a easy solution?

  19. Time zone support

    It seems that only the developer portal is time zone aware. The api management part not. I noticed this by email notifications that were sent with a different time zone than what I configured in the developer portal setting.

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