Move faster with unified API management
Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multicloud environments with a single place to manage all your APIs.
Manage APIs across clouds and on-premises
Deploy API gateways side-by-side with the APIs hosted in Azure, other clouds, and on-premises, optimizing API traffic flow. Meet security and compliance requirements while enjoying a unified management experience and full observability across all internal and external APIs.
Help protect your resources
Control how data and services are exposed to employees, partners, and customers by applying authentication, authorization, and usage limits.
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 automated API documentation. See how supermarket chain Wegmans created a new mobile application in less than eight weeks.
Improve API discoverability
Create a customizable developer portal for all your APIs. Easily manage and share APIs with internal teams, external partners, and customers.
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 revolutionizing development using Azure API Management.
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 behavior of your APIs using policies. 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.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
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 your traffic or needs change.
Get started with an Azure free account
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
Trusted by companies of all sizes
"Customization is one of the strongest features of Azure API Management. We can customize our portal easily, moving components into the base, adding our own images and text, and choosing from a wide variety of layouts to highlight our brand."
Ricardo Chapa, Head of Digital Architecture and Emerging Technologies, CEMEX
"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."
Thomas Wold Johansen, Chief Technology Officer, Vipps
"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."
Félix Grévy, Global Head of Product Management, Finastra
"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."
Jürg Staub, Head of Technical Architecture for Property and Casualty, Swiss Re
Resources for getting started
How modern Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) enables business strategy?
Read this IDC whitepaper to learn how to evaluate integration platforms and benefits of modern Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).
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Frequently asked questions about API Management
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.