A new Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code is now available in preview. It offers API publishers a new surface for working with API Management and is designed for customers who prefer to manage their APIs in the context of familiar development tools.
On June 19, we started a regular Azure API Management service update. The update includes the following bug fixes, changes, and new features like W3C distributed tracing format for App Insights, CORS policy to product scope and much more.
You can expose HTTP trigger Functions through a new or an existing API in API Management. If your Function App has Application Insights logging enabled, you may also opt-in for automatic configuration of logging your API activity to the same Application Insights instance.
Azure Application Insights can now visualize the relation between API Management and Functions in the “Application map” view – Functions are treated as a backend dependency to API Management. Similar correlation persists in logs.
API Management now refreshes certificates from Azure Key Vault every 4 hours, instead of every 24 hours.
We added a new authenticate-managed-identity policy that supports authenticating with an API back end by using the managed identity of the API Management service.
We fixed an issue in Open API Specification v3 import that caused Null Reference Exceptions.
On April 4, we started a regular Azure API Management service update. The update includes the following bug fixes, changes, and new features which include but are not limited to: CORS policy updates and updates to the PU API call restrictions.