Azure API Management

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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, for example, Default domain names are secured with a wildcard certificate owned by Microsoft issued for * 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

Versions & Revisions – General Availability

Today, we at pleased to announce the general availability of Versions & Revisions in Azure API Management. This feature lets customers: Present groups of related APIs to your developers. Versions differentiate themselves through a version number (which is a string of any value you choose), and a versioning scheme (path, query string or header). Make… Read more

Versions & Revisions

Today we are excited to announce the Public Preview of support for Versions and Revisions in Azure API Management! This new feature gives you flexibility and control in how you manage change and the lifecycle of your API. What are Versions & Revisions? It helps to first explain what we mean by these terms –… Read more

Capacity metric available through Azure Monitor

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of the capacity metric. We now emit a new metric called “Capacity (Preview) through Azure monitor aiming to help customers make decisions about upgrading/downgrading their APIM services. The metric is emitted per minute and reflects the gateway capacity at the time of reporting. The metric ranges… Read more

Import an API from a Function App now available in the APIs blade

With the latest feature rollout you will be able to import an API from an Azure Function App in the APIs blade. The Function App being imported need to have an OpenAPI (Swagger) definition. You can create an OpenAPI definition for your Function App by following this guide. If the Function App is protected by… Read more


A few months ago we added SOAP pass-through support to Azure API Management – thank you to all of you using and giving us feedback on this feature. One of the top requests was “how can I transform my SOAP backend into a RESTful HTTP front end?”. This blog posts will walk you through how… Read more

API Management in the Azure portal public preview!

Today we are announcing a public preview of API Management with the Azure Portal. Now you can perform all operations that are available in the classic portal: Create and delete API Management instances Change scale and pricing tiers Configure custom domains and SSL Set-up VNETs NEW: Support ARM VNETs and internal-only access are available exclusively in… Read more