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. 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.

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  2. Allow mock response headers

    In the API Management, UI, we can define mock response headers but they are not being applied to the mock response.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Is there any way to add new forms fields in subscription for approval

    Is there any options for adding custom field in subscription request form.

    So that we can request additional information for approval.

    Fields like:

    Subject:
    desciption:
    List params of in the product:

    For reference attaching screenshot.

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  8. 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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  9. Git password generation should be URL encoded

    As it stands today, you have to URL encode the password before it can be used within Git. Note ampersand in partial password shown below.

    Partial Password -- 586ea4e36ccc210085030004&2017

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  10. Enhance transformation policies to support formats such as csv, xlsx, etc.

    It is common to be requested to export data from the API queries to a format that can be shared and easy readable by other non-tech people. So i would say it would be good to be able to enhance the transformation policies to transform from JSON to CSV or XLS/XLSX. Or at least provide an option to export results to these formats on the API Management querying experience.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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