The ability to manage user access to given API operations.
- Visibility on user usage analytics
- Set policies across API operations, which control the type of access (CORS, JSONP)
- The ability to piece together an array of services into one proxied service. Where I can create consistency to both usage and documentation
Improvements to My Organization
We were securely able to offer services to external third parties to securely consume within a relatively short amount of time.
Room for Improvement
- Versioning of API operations (which I have heard is in the pipeline)
- Easy exporting of configurations from the Administrator portal.
Use of Solution
I've used it for around six months or so.
I did follow the prescribed steps to export our Test subscription setup to import into a production subscription environment, but I was unable to achieve the export within the short amount of time I had to achieve it. So to get around the issue, I just manually configured it in the production environment as part of the release.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Didn't use them. Technical Support
10/10, as our Microsoft account manager arranged direct contact with members of the API Management Team.
No previous solution used.
Pretty easy. The online documentation is very thorough.
The product probably saved us at least two to four sprints worth of extra work, which would not have achieved the quality, which this PAS provides us, out of the box.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Nothing. Day to Day costs are very minimal, tens of dollars a month or so depending on peaks of usage.
Other Solutions Considered
No. I was evaluating Azure PAS offerings and producing proof of concept solutions just before the project kicked off.
Definitely check it out. The documentation is plentiful and it is pretty easy to setup and have something going within an hour or so.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mar 16 2015