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. Schedule the service upgrade of APIM

    Hi Team,

    As we have known developer tier does not provide SLA and many users choose it for their UAT environment. In some cases, users deploy their apps to UAT before releasing it, but the APIM instance is down due to a service upgrade.

    We are wondering if it is possible to schedule the service upgrade or inform the users 24 hours in advance.

    Much appreciate for any insights!

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  2. Getting in ARM template apis operations based on fuction app automatically

    It is possible to specify the operations you want to add in the template programmatically. But there is a problem if you want to the api instance automatically update when the new function is added. Would be nice if operations would go directly from app without the need of aading them manually in the template.

    3 votes
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  3. Provide options to show all APIs in Azure Portal

    Azure portal does show a limited list of APIs (100). It allows to search but would be nice if you can show how many APis exist, how many are loaded in the screen and an option to load the next 100 APIs.

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  4. Have a filter to show VMs impacted by Service Health

    If we encounter the same event happening in multiple VMs, it would be nice to filter by Service Health Activity and see the VMs that were impacted by the event including date and time.

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  5. Importing WSDL with multiple ports/interfaces

    I have WSDL which contains multiple ports/interfaces. However, in custom connector management wizard reads action only from the first interface. I have a workaround to edit WSDL manually by removing all other interfaces except the one.

    The wizard should recognize all interfaces in WSDL and all Actions by Interface hierarchy.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  8. 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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  9. elaborate the documentation for the API Management subscription

    Could you please elaborate the documentation for the subscription

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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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,

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    16 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Improve API for Programmatically create Azure Enterprise subscriptions

    Based on the article - Programmatically create Azure Enterprise subscriptions (preview)

    URL= https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/programmatically-create-subscription?tabs=azure-powershell#limitations-of-azure-enterprise-subscription-creation-api

    My customer (Citrix- Top 10 Azure Engineering customer) would like to know if this API could be improved to work around or remove the limitations specified below

    Limitations of Azure Enterprise subscription creation API
    • Only Azure Enterprise subscriptions can be created using this API.

    • There's a limit of 50 subscriptions per account. After that, subscriptions can only be created by using Account Center.

    • There needs to be at least one EA or EA Dev/Test subscriptions under the account, which means the Account Owner has…

    9 votes
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  20. 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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