Feature-based comparison of the Azure API Management tiers

Each API Management pricing tier offers a distinct set of features and per unit capacity. The following table summarizes the key features available in each of the tiers. Some features might work differently or have different capabilities depending on the tier. In such cases the differences are called out in the documentation articles describing these individual features.

Important

Please note the Developer tier is for non-production use cases and evaluations. It does not offer SLA.

Feature Consumption Developer Basic Standard Premium
Azure AD integration1 No Yes No Yes Yes
Virtual Network (VNet) support No Yes No No Yes
Multi-region deployment No No No No Yes
Availability zones No No No No Yes
Multiple custom domain names No Yes No No Yes
Developer portal2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in cache No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in analytics No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-hosted gateway3 No Yes No No Yes
TLS settings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
External cache Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client certificate authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policies4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backup and restore No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Management over Git No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct management API No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure Monitor logs and metrics No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Static IP No Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebSocket APIs No Yes Yes Yes Yes
GraphQL APIs5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Synthetic GraphQL APIs (preview) No Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Enables the use of Azure AD (and Azure AD B2C) as an identity provider for user sign in on the developer portal.
2 Including related functionality such as users, groups, issues, applications, and email templates and notifications.
3 See Gateway overview for a feature comparison of managed versus self-hosted gateways. In the Developer tier self-hosted gateways are limited to a single gateway node.
4 The following policies aren't available in the Consumption tier: rate limit by key and quota by key.
5 GraphQL subscriptions aren't supported in the Consumption tier.