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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. Ping endpoint

    To facilitate the management of a given instance of APIM, I’d like to see a lightweight authorized “Ping” endpoint exposed in the APIM REST API (ex: HEAD /ping). This endpoint would allow a Publisher (me) to ensure that he’s able to communicate with the Management REST API (i.e., the URL and credentials being used are correct).

    I will be driving the provisioning/management/monitoring of my instance of APIM using the REST API from within my company’s Operations software (a mixture of System Center and other internal software). So I would encode into my monitoring software a periodic call to the Ping…

    8 votes
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  2. Add missing Issues features

    The Issues section of API Management seems really lacking. To just name a few of the current shortcomings:

    • Inability to edit/delete a comment (I hope no one every makes typos)
      • Inability to delete a resolved issue.
      • Inability to search issues.
      • Inability to tag issues.
      • Inability to control the view of issues (order by date, status, etc)

    The API Management has many great features, but unfortunately Issues isn't one of them, and is an important part of our API management strategy

    26 votes
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  3. Email notifications per API or Product

    Today, email notifications for a new registration or sub request are send to one or more email addresses. However, the configured email recipients get a notification for all APIs and all Products.

    We're having different back office people handling the workflow requests of different API Products, so it would be much easier that they would only get notifications for their API products.

    80 votes
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  4. Purge cache from external system

    To control caching time of API-returned items aggressively and issue a command to purge cache when from external system that is aware when items are refreshed. Refresh cycle is not periodic, and can vary.

    135 votes
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  5. Provide a configurable timeout for password reset link in API Management

    Currently, when resetting a users password in the Azure API Management portal, the email link expires after ~30 mins.

    Ideally, the timeout value should be configurable as we have processes that require a longer period. Customer in other countries are often not immediately available to follow the link.

    Provide a configurable timeout for password reset link in API Management.

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  6. Allow user to manage API when primary location is down

    When a new API Management Service is created, we need to choose an Azure location (say, Australia Southeast).

    Afterwards, we can scale the API Management Services to a second Azure location (say, Australia East).

    When Australia Southeast region has an outage, API can still be accessed via Australia East region. However, we cannot "manage" (e.g. add a new API or update API backend URL) the API Management Service during the "primary location" (Australia Southeast in the example) outage.

    It will be great if user can still manage the API Management Service when the "primary location" is down.

    13 votes
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  7. API managment test UI gives a misleading error message when invoking long-running backend api calls that takes more than 1 min.

    API managment testing UI throws "Could not complete your request. Please try again" while testing with Post man returns OK.

    Two options:
    1. Make it clear why it stops and what alternatives developers have in the error message. For example, it may says that you may try to run Postman to run your long-running api call.

    1. Provide the option in testing UI to override the default and allows the developer to run long-running api calls.

    Attached is the screenshot I captured.

    1 vote
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  8. The duration measure in Diagnostics logs

    We configured API management to send diagnostic log info to App Insights. We found that sometimes the duration reported by APIM are very high (4 minutes) although there is a cache hit and the duration to the backend service is 0.

    We asked Microsoft support about this and they said that it's probably due to the client connectivity or network issue with the client.

    We would like if the duration measure does not include the client time and only the time that the APIM takes to serve the request so we can see how our API is performing.

    Please see…

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  10. API Portal to properly process HTTP response content

    The API Web Portal should try to process the HTTP response accordingly to the declared MIME type, it might it be as an uui encoded attachment or embedded in the body.

    In case of doubt it shall NOT process the response at all.
    In our APIs the XML response has weird CR/LF scattered around added by the Portal itself.

    3 votes
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  11. Custom Headers Missing In Azure Portal Operation Test

    Recently, about a month ago, I was working on some policies for some of my API Operations and noticed when I went to test them in the Azure portal that my custom headers and defaults were missing. It seems there has been a change made that requires you to manually add the headers and select the default value in order to test the API >Operation. I have over 45 APIs with 100s of operations. I have headers defined with default values so that I can quickly open the API Operation and test the operation without having to set it up.…

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  12. Confirm User Actions before making Routing Unavailable

    An admin user accidentally clicked on a button in our primary prod API Mangement Service

    API Mangement Service -> Virtual Network -> Apply network configuration
    

    The user mistakenly pressed/released the mouse button while hovering over the WebUI/Component. The 'API Mangement Service' then stopped routing all traffic for just over 3 minutes of time (Effectively preventing traffic from being routed to/from clients). I confirmed this issue in a non-prod environment later.

    Is it possible to have dialog introduced that will confirm user action when this button is pressed? I think it is an accident prone UI feature. To allow this one…

    14 votes
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  13. Sorting API by "API URL Suffix"

    Hi,
    It will be really interesting to a kind of a tree view that shows us all the api url suffix and the api in it
    e.g:

    /
    /clients/
    >API Name
    >> List of operations
    /employees/
    >API Name
    >> List of operations

    Regards

    4 votes
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  14. Allow import only changes for existing Azure Functions API

    Partners should be able to only import changes when importing APIs into a project that already has Azure Functions APIs.

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  15. Add review URL for Application in publisher portal

    When you try to review an application (before publishing) you need to see the URL of the application. Unfortunately this is not possible, the URL is not visible in the application review page in the Publisher Portal.

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  16. Fix: Autogenerated "name" in new operation doesn't strip invalid characters

    add this as displayname:

    /path/routePath/{parameter}

    This gets auto-generated as name

    path-routepath-{parameter}

    But that auto-generated name is invalid because of the brackets. The auto-generation process already changes slashes to dashes, so why not also make it strip out invalid characters?

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  17. Filter doesn't clear properly

    The 'filter' option on the new APIM portal does not work well. If I select an API, then filter on the url displayname and perform an action, the filter resets, but doesn't clear out the text that I entered for the search. I then have to clear out the filtered text I typed in, and re-add it. It makes performing multiple tasks difficult. This happens in both Edge and Firefox.

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  18. Mechanism for copying API configuration between resources on different subscriptions

    A better way to copy API Configurations between resources on different subscriptions. Eg: development subscription -> production subscription

    4 votes
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  19. Optin/Optout on features & validations

    Often times I see that new validations are being rolled out by APIm team (recent one was from last week's May 11th release) where they rolled out a validation check to force uniqueness on API path (excluding parameters) which broke our builds when our release build is enroute to prod deploy. This also gives the power back to the consumers on when to opt in or opt out of any features you are releasing with future deployments .

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  20. Provide API Management in the German Cloud

    German companies are starting to deploy their workloads in the Cloud but in the German one and many of our clients ask about the availability of the API Management in this region. Actually is a very important service for them.

    6 votes
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