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JerghiutaDan-2544 asked VenkateshDodda-MSFT edited

What is the use case of Private Endpoints on API Gateway?

I was excited to hear last month that private endpoints for API management are in preview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/secure-your-apis-with-private-link-support-for-azure-api-management/. When I started to try it out though, I'm confused about its target use case.

The API gateway can either be deployed in a VNet, or have a private endpoint, but not both.

  • If I deploy it in a VNet, it can communicate privately with the backends through the VNet, but the inbound communication comes over a public endpoint.

  • If I deploy it with a private endpoint, the inbound communication is private. But without a VNet integration for outbound, the communication with the back-ends is public.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to have the traffic private end-to-end? I have internal APIs that I'd like to expose to internal services without having to expose them publicly.



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VenkateshDodda-MSFT answered VenkateshDodda-MSFT edited

@LiviuJerghiuta-0936, Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, using private endpoints it is not possible to have end-to-end (inbound, outbound) private traffic in APIM.
I would suggest you raise a feedback request using the link.I will check with my team on this feature request and will keep you posted.

Update 04/25:
I have gotten an update from my team as of now there is no private end-to-end (inbound, outbound) private traffic support in APIM. The team is currently working on this feature request but unfortunately there is no ETA as of now. If there are any updates in future, I will update this thread.

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