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. 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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  2. Use Azure Key Vault-managed client certificates in Azure API Management

    A while ago we enabled the use of Azure Key Vault-managed SSL certificates for custom domain names in API Management. We are working to expand this feature to certificates used for mutual certificate authentication between the gateway and a backend.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Azure API Management - UI/html files not present in Git - These files should be saved in Git to automate CI/CD process

    We are having one issue in Azure API Management Portal. We have created clone from APIM Publisher portal by using the instructions given in publisher portal.

    however we don't see the html changes which we have made in developer portal/publisher portal in Git repository.

    We can see few folders like APIs, Products etc. and in these folders we can see only configuration file and description file(html) however we don't find the html changes which we have made in developer portal.

    When we have to move html changes from one environment to another (Development environment to QA environment), we have to…

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  6. Allow tagging/categorization of APIs, operations, policies

    Either a single hierarchical category field or use flat tags where multiple can be applied to the same resource.

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  7. Communicate unavailability of backend services

    Hi all,

    It will be great that Azure will manage the unavailability in backend services. It es, Health Management.

    When my backend service is unavailble (for some reason) It will be great Azure communicates it in some way, with the administrator, for example?

    I will be a good idea to send SNMP traps when any backend service is unavailable, for instance.

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  8. throttling alert for api/product

    We are looking for possiblities to trigger an alert when throttling policy gets affective to the client for an api or product.

    currently there is out of the box alert based on the quota!

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  9. 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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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