API Management (APIM) is Azure's API gateway service allowing you to create consistent, modern APIs for a variety of backend services. APIM provides powerful capabilities, such as rate-limiting, quotas, and security. These capabilities can be applied to existing backend services without requiring any additional code.
This lab explores some of these capabilities using a backend service hosted on Azure App Service. You will learn about APIM policies and how they can modernize legacy APIs, and add a layer of security in front of backend services. You will also learn about API Management's built-in API key facilities called subscriptions.
Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following is beneficial but are not required:
The following content can be used to help fulfill the prerequisites:
February 1st, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
September 22nd, 2022 - Migrated lab to use Cloud Academy Web Terminal
August 31st, 2021 - Added instructions to workaround Azure bug when modifying the OpenAPI JSON spec
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.