Hybrid, multi-cloud management platform for APIs across all environments
Move faster with unified API management
Today’s innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a single place for managing all your APIs.
Manage APIs across clouds and on-premises
In addition to Azure, deploy the API gateways side by side with the APIs hosted in other clouds and on-premises to optimise API traffic flow. Meet security and compliance requirements while enjoying a unified management experience and full observability across all internal and external APIs.Learn more about distributed API management
Help protect your resources
Selectively expose data and services to employees, partners and customers by applying authentication, authorisation, and usage limits.Learn about API protection
Accelerate your business
Build apps faster and deliver immediate value to your customers through API-first approaches. Decouple front and back-end teams through API mocking, API revisions and versioning, and automating API documentation. See how Wegmans created a new mobile application in under eight weeks.Watch the video
Improve API discoverability
Create a customisable developer portal for all your APIs. Easily share APIs with internal teams, external partners and customers.Learn about the portal
Transform your existing services
Automatically turn legacy web services into modern REST-based APIs by creating façades for your back-end services. See how innovators like Vipps, a leading payment service in Norway, are revolutionising development using Azure API Management.Watch the video
Help secure your APIs
- Keep all your APIs behind a single static IP or domain, and help protect them with keys, tokens and IP filtering.
- Enforce flexible and fine-grained quotas and rate limits. Modify the shape and behaviour of your APIs using policies. And improve latency and scale your APIs with response caching.
- Connect on-premises APIs to cloud services by creating a façade that lets you safely integrate on-premises and cloud environments.
Resources for getting started
Promote adoption of your APIs through effective design, patterns and principles.Read the guide
APIs and Microservices: The ultimate guide to creating an enterprise API platform
Develop and manage new software, faster, with API-centred architectures and modular software design through microservices.Read the e-book
API Management in a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud World
Explore the benefits of managing APIs in a unified environment and how to get started with hybrid and cross-cloud API management.Read the white paper
Manage Your Microservices
Increase the discoverability and usability of the microservices in your organisation by leveraging the principles of API management.Watch the webinar
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Thomas Wold Johansen, Chief Technology Officer, Vipps
"It was essential for us to maintain business momentum while we scaled up. We were able to do both by working with the expert Microsoft cloud team in Norway and the mature, flexible, and powerful Azure platform."
Félix Grévy, Global Head of Product Management, Finastra
"We are able to see which APIs are getting the most use and which ones aren't. We use this information to understand current trends on a very granular level. We share findings with our API partners to help them maximize success and optimize their application delivery journey."
Jürg Staub, Head of Technical Architecture for Property and Casualty, Swiss Re
"A high-transaction, low-margin business is new for our company, and we can't invest thousands of dollars on a database server to support the venture…. We needed a very scalable, cost-effective PaaS environment, and that's what Azure provided."
Flexible pricing that scales with your needs
Choose from a range of pricing options – from pay-as-you-go to dedicated offering–based. Easily move from one pricing tier to another as traffic or needs change.See pricing details
Start using API Management
API Management updates, blogs and announcements
Azure API Management update – May 2020
The self-hosted gateway feature of API Management is now generally available
New Azure API Management Visual Studio Code extension now available
Azure API Management update – February 2020
Azure API Management now supports integration with Azure App Service
OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management is now generally available
Azure API Management update – January 2020
Serverless Framework plugin for Azure API Management and Azure Functions is now available
Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 new regions
Frequently asked questions about API Management
API Management is available in more than 40 regions globally. View availability by region.
Yes, you can manage API Management programmatically by using the API Management REST API, the Azure API Management Service management library SDK, Windows Deployment Services or Azure Service Management PowerShell cmdlets.
Yes, API Management now supports SOAP pass-through. Administrators can import the web services description language (WSDL) of their SOAP service, and Azure API Management will create a SOAP front-end.
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