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API Management

A hybrid, multicloud 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 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.

An inbound policy being added in API Management.

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.

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An Echo API retrieving a resource.

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

A list of subscriptions in API Management.
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    Keep all your APIs behind a single static IP or domain, and help protect them with keys, tokens, and IP filtering.

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    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.

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    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

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


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.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond 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

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Resources for getting started

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Learn more about API Management

Get an overview of Azure API Management.

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API Management in a Hybrid and Multicloud World

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Manage Your Microservices

Help your organization discover and use microservices by following the principles of API management.

Frequently asked questions about API Management

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