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…

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  2. 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?

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    39 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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