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Public preview: Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management

Published date: May 25, 2021

We are announcing the native support for WebSocket APIs (public preview) in Azure API Management. This enables you to manage, protect, observe, and expose your WebSocket APIs in API Management, alongside REST and SOAP APIs. It is available in all API Management pricing tiers (except Consumption) and every region where the API Management service is available.

With this preview, you can now:

  • Manage both WebSocket and REST APIs with API Management.

  • Quickly add a WebSocket API in API Management via a simple gesture in the Azure portal, or via the management API and Azure Resource Manager.

  • Secure WebSocket APIs by applying existing access control policies (e.g., JWT validation).

  • Test WebSocket APIs using the API test consoles in both Azure portal and developer portal.

  • Get metrics and logs for monitoring and troubleshooting WebSocket APIs.

A regular Azure API Management service update will start in June and it may take several weeks for your API Management service to receive the feature.

Learn more.


  • API Management
  • Features

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