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Azure API Management Release notes – April 18, 2018

On April 18, 2018, we started a regular service update. We upgrade service instances in batches, and it takes about a week for the update to reach every active service instance. New functionality Now it is possible to disable MSI using management API by either omitting the identity property or setting its value to null. Management API now… Read more

Important changes to OpenAPI import and export

Last updated: April 12, 2018 We introduced some changes in how OpenAPI import and export works in API Management. We made these changes based on customer feedback and to better align with OpenAPI semantics. The new behavior is in effect in the March 28 release when using Azure portal (including integrated Swagger editor) or management API version… Read more

Release notes – March 28, 2018

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, we began to deploy a regular service update. We upgrade production services in batches, and it takes about a week for the update to complete. Below are the new features shipped with this release: New functionality We made changes to the way OpenAPI import and export works – see this blog… Read more

Release Notes – March 14, 2018

Below are the new features shipped with this release: New functionality Now you can reference a policy document instead of providing it inline when setting policies at global, product, API and operation scopes via management API by providing a body formatted as: { “contentFormat”: “xml-link”, “policyContent”: “http://publicly-available-site.com/policy.xml” } Trigger a welcome email when creating a new user… Read more

API Management launches Public Preview in China

We are pleased to announce that Azure API Management is now available as a public preview in Azure in China. Azure API Management is a turnkey, full-lifecycle solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Customers use API Management to quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere, secure… Read more

Upcoming change to management endpoint port on June 1

If you deployed your API management instances in virtual networks, please continue reading the following. We have switched from port 443 to 3443 for the management endpoint for Azure portal and PowerShell (see this documentation or the table below). The change allows customers to segregate and control inbound management traffic. On June 1, the management… Read more

Certificate pinning in Azure API Management

Each API Management service instance is created with a default domain name that is a customer-specified subdomain of Microsoft owned domain azure-api.net, for example, contoso.azure-api.net. Default domain names are secured with a wildcard certificate owned by Microsoft issued for *.azure-api.net. Customers who wish to use certificate pinning to improve the security of their applications must… Read more

Upcoming changes to TLS defaults in API Management required to maintain compliance

We would like to let you know about upcoming security improvements we’re making for PCI compliance. The PCI Security Standards Council announced that PCI-compliant web applications must transition from TLS version 1.0 to TLS 1.1 or higher by June 30, 2018. At present: API Management service instances are created with TLS 1.0/1.1/1.2 enabled by default 3DES cipher… Read more

Release notes – February 6 2018

On Tuesday, February 2nd 2018, we began to deploy a regular service update. We upgrade production services in batches, and it takes about a week for the update to complete. Below are the new features shipped in this release: New functionality We are pleased to announce the public preview of Tagging in Azure API Management…. Read more

Publisher portal deprecation – April 1, 2018

After April 1st, 2018, the Azure API Management Publisher portal will largely be no longer be accessible. Please use the Azure portal to perform all administrative tasks after this date. The developer portal will remain available. Features that still need to be migrated to the Azure portal will remain available to customers until an alternative… Read more