Azure APIM: disabling the Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key for your API

When virtualizing your APIs behind an Azure API Management (APIM) service, you always need to provide the subscription key in your calls. Typically, this is done via the header key Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key. Your subscription key is always linked to an APIM product which you define in your publisher portal.

Sometimes, you might want to disable working with a subscription key altogether. Although this might not be the best idea, it is easier to use in development scenarios and might sometimes be preferred when working with certain legacy applications which cannot easily be changed.

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Azure API Management: subscription key invalid

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Azure API Management is awesome! The thought of API virtualization and the power, flexibility and ease-of-use it can bring, is impressive to say the least.

I have the chance to ‘play’ with the technology with a project I’m working on for one particular client. Starting to play with things you often miss the simplest details or take things for granted. This is such a story…

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