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. Improve terminology (subscription, key)

    It's confusing that, for example, the rate-limit and quota policies have variations that are "by subscription" or "by key", when a "key" is also a crucial part of the subscription, but unrelated to the keys or values you can use to limit use.
    Subscription itself is also a confusing term vs the Azure subscription.
    I might suggest "registration" or "access key" for the APIM subscription, and the policies that limit by a "key" might just be called "by value" instead.

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  3. Stuggeling to find the latest supported ARM API Version and Parameter

    I find it quite hard to figure out what API Versions are available for a certain resource and what options/parameters every Version offers.
    This makes it quite hard to find Schema Changes between each API Version and to find out if new features have been added to the Resource Definition.

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  4. elaborate the documentation for the API Management subscription

    Could you please elaborate the documentation for the subscription

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  5. Disable the Developer portal

    Could you please provide a feature to disable the Developer portal (a feature to hide the login page) for users who do not use the developer portal.
    -The feature to disable the Developer portal
    -The feature to restrict access to Developer portal by IP address
    etc.

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  6. Add API endpoint to detach all tags from an API

    We've got a CICD pipeline to deploy/update APIs using the API Management API. Currently we can only add tags as replacing tags would require querying for all API tags and then call DELETE for each tag.

    Please add an operation to support this:

    DELETE https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.ApiManagement/service/{serviceName}/apis/{apiId}/tags

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  7. When Deploying APIM to a Non-dedicated Subnet, No Error Message on Azure Portal

    Hi Experts,

    Our customer has concerns when using Azure API Management with virtual networks.

    If we deploy the APIM to a non-dedicated subnet, the deployment will fail, however, there is no warning or error message during the whole process.

    Can we add the error message on Azure Portal or add a validation step before updating the configuration?

    Thank you very much.

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  8. Make it possible to call a long-running backend API which need more than 4 minutes to return

    Hi team,

    We have some legacy backend APIs which need around 10 minutes to return. Yet, the APIM SLB has a defalut timeout for 4 minutes, which is not changeable from the user side even if I set forward-request timeout to be 15 minutes via Policy, I have never got a response from the APIM. The 4 minutes limit can be avoided by a keep live logic. Could you please implement this while calling a backend API and make sure the timeout can meet the value set in the Policy.

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  9. Add interface in API management service to show the backend service

    Add interface in API management service to show the backend service, could only access it via rest API at present(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/apimanagement/backend/listbyservice)

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  10. Display details of YAML importing error

    Importing YAML file, the message "Internal Server Error" is displayed if there is an invalid error response definition as following.

      responses:
    
    '200':
    description: Successfully updated a user
    content:
    application/json:
    schema:
    $ref: '#/components/schemas/User'
    '400':
    $ref: '#/components/schemas/User' # <-- it has to be set Error Response compornent

    It's useful to display if the details of error, not only "Internal Server error", for troubleshooting.

    Regards,

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  11. Fix the terminology

    Our team just spent a whole day looking for ways to update Named Values programatically. In the end we found the way to do it with management APIs. The reason it was so hard to find, because it's not called Named Values in the management API, it is called properties. Now this is confusing, because the GUI for APIM also has a section named properties that has nothing to do with named values.
    It would help a lot if your GUI and management API would use the same terminology.

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  12. add the feature for enable/disable API temporarily

    We can't enable/disable API temporarily easily just from the portal or any other way. please help to add this new feature if possible.

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  13. make the "group by tag" selection standing when exit "API menu" in Azure portal

    The "group by tag" selection in the APIs menu (list) in the Azure portal is lost when exiting the menu. It's tedious to set it again each time.
    The best would be to have a behavior set in a "preferences" menu :)

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  14. Force API to a particular http version irrespective of the http version from the backend

    Azure API Management have switched to http/1.0 based on few error calls coming from background.

    It would be great for us to be able to force a particular http version for the whole API

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  15. named values git

    Add Named Values information to the Git integration feature

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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  19. Allow APIM to directly add API "Proxy Functions" from Azure Function Apps

    Allow APIM to directly add API "Proxy Functions" from Azure Function Apps

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  20. 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.

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