Low-Cost Rate Limiting for Azure Functions APIs with API Management’s Consumption Tier

Azure Functions can be used as a lightweight platform for building APIs. They support a number of helpful features for API developers including custom routes and a variety of output bindings that can implement complex business rules. They also have a consumption-based pricing model, which provides a low-cost, pay-per-use pricing model while you have low levels of traffic, but can scale or burst for higher levels of demand.

The Azure Functions platform also provides Azure Functions Proxies, which gives another set of features to further extend APIs built on top of Azure Functions.… [Keep reading] “Low-Cost Rate Limiting for Azure Functions APIs with API Management’s Consumption Tier”

Implementing Azure API Management with the Lithnet Microsoft Identity Manager Rest API


Earlier this week I wrote this post that detailed implementing the Lithnet REST API for FIM/MIM Service. I also detailed using PowerShell to interact with the API Endpoint.
Now lets imagine you are looking to have a number of Azure Serverless features leverage your Rest API enabled Microsoft Identity Manager environment. Or even offer it “as-a-Service”. You’ll want to have some visibility as to how it is performing, and you’ll probably want to implement features such as caching and rate limiting let alone putting more security controls around it.… [Keep reading] “Implementing Azure API Management with the Lithnet Microsoft Identity Manager Rest API”

API Mocking for Developers

API is the most common practice to exchange messages in a microservices architecture world. There are actually two different approaches for API development. One is called Model First and the other is called Design First. Usually the latter, AKA Spec-Driven Development (SDD), is preferred over the former.
When is the Model First approach useful? If you are running legacy API applications, this would be a good example of using this approach. If those systems are well documented, API documents can be easily extracted by tools like Swagger which is now renamed to Open API.… [Keep reading] “API Mocking for Developers”

API Management Tips & Tricks – Importing Swagger 2.0 Docs

API Management (APIM) offers many features for consumers to use by providing a unified endpoint. In order to achieve this consolidation, importing existing API definitions is one of its key functionalities. APIM supports both document types in WADL and Swagger to import APIs. In this post, we’re going to discuss what we should know when dealing with Swagger documents.

The Issue

Importing Swagger document into APIM is pretty straight forward by following this Azure document.… [Keep reading] “API Management Tips & Tricks – Importing Swagger 2.0 Docs”

Kloud Sessions from TechEd Australia 2014

Consultants from Kloud are always looking for ways to help public cloud adoption by contributing to community events and sharing our knowledge. The premier annual Microsoft technical event to do this at in Australia is TechEd.

As in previous years Kloud had speakers presenting at TechEd 2014 and you’ll find their session videos below. Click through to the Channel 9 site to gain access to the deck to go with the session.

Azure VM Security and Compliance Management with Configuration Manager and SCM

Presenter: Andreas Wasita.… [Keep reading] “Kloud Sessions from TechEd Australia 2014”