An Expert Guide to Using Digital Platforms

Implementing Using Microsoft Azure API Management

Microsoft Azure provides an excellent component for easily managing your APIs in the cloud called API Management. Typically APIs’ code would be implemented using a mechanism such as an Azure Function or web application. Azure API Management fronts the Azure Function and provides many functions such as out of the box integration with OAuth providers (so that application code does not have to implement complex authentication) and API definition (using YAML or other OpenAPI formats).

Benefits of Azure API Management

The required identity access management Azure offers provides the following benefits:

  • Scalable cloud platform
  • A single place to manage APIs
  • The ability to aggregate other web services into a single API tool
  • Built in logging and Application Insights on usage
  • Connectivity beyond Azure
  • Supports standard protocols such as OAuth

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Nick McKenna
Since 2004, Nick McKenna, BSc, MBCS Biography has been the CEO of McKenna Consultants. McKenna Consultants is a bespoke software development based in North Yorkshire, specialising in Cloud development, mobile App development, progressive web App development, systems integration and the Internet of Things development. Nick also holds a First Class Degree in Computer Science (BSc) and wrote his first computer program at the age of nine, on a BBC Micro Model B computer. For the last 21 years, Nick has been a professional computer programmer and software architecture. Nick’s technical expertise includes; Net Core, C#, Microsoft Azure, Asp.Net, RESTful web services, eProcurement, Swift, iOS mobile development, Java, Android mobile development, C++, Internet Of Things and more. In addition, Nick is experienced in Agile coaching, training and consultancy, applying modern Agile management techniques to marketing and running McKenna Consultants, as well as the development of software for clients. Nick is a Certified Enterprise Coach (Scrum Alliance), SAFe Program Consultant (SAI), Certified LeSS Practitioner (LeSS) and Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner. Outside the office, Nick is a professional scuba diver and he holds the rank of Black Belt 5th Dan in Karate.