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Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020

This topic describes the release notes for API Gateway.

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2020-08

Feature

Description

Supported region

Documentation

Published APIs supported at the backend service

APIs that are published in the API Gateway console can be configured at the backend service. APIs that are created under the same account or under different accounts can be called.

All

API version comparison

Differences between the current version and an earlier version of an API can be checked.

All

Version management

Support for Function Compute as a backend service

API Gateway, which is developed based on cloud-native technologies, can communicate with Function Compute that provides an HTTP trigger over a virtual private cloud (VPC) in simple configuration mode.

All

Use Function Compute as the backend service of an API operation

IP address whitelist and blacklist obtained based on values of the X-Forwarded-For header field

An IP address blacklist or whitelist can be configured based on values of the X-Forwarded-For header field. This feature applies to scenarios in which API Gateway connects to middleware such as Web Application Firewall (WAF).

All

Plug-ins of the IP Access Control type

Support for caching of query conditions on the API list page

Query conditions on a page can be retained to facilitate API operations.

All

2020-07

Feature

Description

Supported region

Documentation

Cross-origin headers supported

The cross-origin header origin:app://. is supported.

All

Implement CORS in API Gateway

Resource tags added to the console

Tags for all resources on API Gateway can be edited. Resources can be queried and authorized by tag.

All

Use RAM to manage user permissions for API Gateway

TXT method added to verify the ownership of domain names

When domain names are bound to API groups, a TXT method can be used to verify the ownership of the domain names.

All

Bind a wildcard domain name to an API group

Importing of native Swagger specifications optimized

Global variables can be configured. Global variables can be used to import native Swagger specifications to API Gateway for creation of APIs.

All

Best practice for integration between API Gateway and a CICD process based on Swagger

2020-06

Feature

Description

Supported region

Documentation

Connection quota added for shared instances

For a shared instance, each user can use a maximum of 500 connections.

All

Limits

Default certificates supported by dedicated instances

Default certificates are supported for dedicated instances to improve the user experience at the client that does not support SNI of an earlier version.

All

Bind a wildcard domain name to an API group

Overview page added to the console

The overview page is added to show how to use the API Gateway console, plan API groups, and view API usage.

All

2020-05

Feature

Description

Supported region

Documentation

Dedicated instances supported by Alibaba Finance Cloud

Dedicated instances are supported by Alibaba Finance Cloud.

China East 1 Finance, China East 2 Finance, and China South 1 Finance

SDK for Java optimized

SDK for Java is optimized. Array parameters are supported. Content-MD5 and X-Ca-Nonce headers are not transmitted.

All

Access to VPC ID and VPC IP address

The VPC ID and VPC IP address can be obtained when users access API Gateway over a VPC.

All

Plug-in binding supported on the API details page

Plug-ins can be bound and managed on the API details page.

All

Publishing or unpublishing multiple APIs at the same time

Multiple APIs can be published or unpublished at the same time in the API Gateway console.

All

2020-04

Feature

Description

Supported region

Documentation

Shared instances supported by Alibaba Finance Cloud

Shared instances are supported by Alibaba Finance Cloud.

China East 1 Finance, China East 2 Finance, and China South 1 Finance

Troubleshooting feature added

The troubleshooting feature is provided for users to query logs and troubleshoot errors by using RequestId settings.

All

Log recording for users of dedicated instances

Users who use dedicated instances are allowed to record business logs.

All

Use Log Service to manage logs of API calls

Passthrough HOST Head (Head Domain)

After Passthrough HOST Head (Head Domain) is selected, API Gateway transparently passes the HOST headers of all APIs in an API group to the backend service.

All

Trace logs added on the debugging page

End-to-end logs for debugging can be queried based on RequestId settings.

All

Querying authorized APIs by API name

Authorized APIs can be queried by API name.

All

Support for deployment of dedicated instances in all regions outside mainland China

Dedicated instances can be deployed in all regions outside mainland China.

All