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BUILD 2021 NEWS: “Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management”

Native support for WebSocket APIs (public preview) in Azure API Management. This enables you to manage, protect, observe, and expose your WebSocket API 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. A regular API Management Service update will start in June and it may take several weeks for your service to receive the feature.

Here are some important takeaways from the announcement:

  • Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management
  • Add a WebSocket API in API Management via a simple gesture in the Azure portal, or via the management API and Azure Resource Manager.
  • It is available in all API Management pricing tiers and every region where the API Management service is available.
  • You can manage both WebSocket, SOAP, and REST APIs with API Management.

Availability

The feature is currently in public preview.

Original article

Read the original announcement here: Public preview: Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management

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