API Management release change log

Functionality change log for all supported versions of API Gateway, API Manager, and API Portal since version 7.5.3.

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List of the major changes made in each release of API Gateway, API Manager, and API Portal. This is a reference information to help you to decided the best strategy to migrate your product to the latest API Management release.

You can find the release notes for all service packs on Axway Support.

Version 7.7 2022

Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20220530 Manage timeouts on Connection and ConnectToUrl filters New redaction rules for API Gateway Edge agent for API Gateway
Querystring passthrough per API Support for Zulu OpenJDK and how to manually enable TLS algorithms -
Policy Studio YAML performance improvements on Windows OpenSSL upgrade to version 3.0.3 -
Install Discovery and Traceability agents New system property to propagate API Manager security Invoke Policy generated headers -
API Manager lightweight APIs SAML SSO Metadata URL host verification is now required -
- Axway Terms and Conditions must be accepted to install API Gateway -
- Cassandra 3.11.12 upgrade postponed -
- A fault handling policy is required to enable the global fault handler -
- Corrections to the list of allowed HTTP methods for CORS request -
- Obs-folded values are forbidden in HTTP headers -
- API Analytics PDF reports no longer display chart contents -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20220228 API Gateway Container use of Persisted Store Distributed cache socket connect timeout -
Initial YAML Environmentalization Support in Policy Studio WSDL Schema Validation -
- Axway Terms and Conditions Update -
- API Gateway password policy and passphrase validation -
- API Manager Proxy deprecation with a retirement date -
- Increased validation on API Manager Quota operations -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20220228 Support for PHP 8.0 - PHP 7.1 and PHP 7.2
Support for MySql 8.0 - -

Version 7.7 2021

Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20211130 Set Client Credentials as a Grant type YAML support in Policy Studio Developer tools on Windows 8.1
New Amplify menu header Docker scripts now use Python 3 -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20211130 Centos 8 is replaced by Alpine BaseOS - -
Docker image includes pagination and elasticsearch - -
OAuth client credentials flow improvements - -
New installation parameters - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20210830 Elastic-Stack Logging is available for API Gateway McAfee Anti-Virus filter has been retired Apache Cassandra 2.2.x
YAML configuration store Support for Apache Cassandra 3.11.11 -
ICAP message preview - -
Unauthenticated request rate limiter is available - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20210830 Pagination support for API and Applications catalogs - -
Database password encryption improvements - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20210530 Dependency view and revoke access to front-end APIs From the May update onwards, the update schedule will change from every two months to every three months. PS Antivirus
Import APIs over HTTPS through a HTTPS proxy server Embedded ActiveMQ host name verification The packet sniffing capability is deprecated from this update
YAML configuration store (GA) INSTALL_DIR/apigateway folder permissions changed MariaDB 5.5
Support for MariaDB 10.5 Replacement of MD5 hashed API Gateway configuration files with SHA256 -
New SHA-256 hash algorithm option on SFTP server fingerprint check Changes to JWT Verify filter -
SFTP server fingerprint check (MD5 hash algorithm) Analytics CSP Header change -
- Authorization records threshold added to API Manager OAuth Screen -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20210530 There are no new feature or enhancements in this update - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20210330 Updated cipher scheme Apache Cassandra security advisory Antivirus filters
Passphrase policy enforcement Changes in JWT filters End of Support for API Management version 7.7 January 2020
Security enhancements to JWT Sign and Verify filters New Cipher schemes for configuration and KPS End of Support for the browser Internet Explorer 11
Automatic upgrade of projects in Policy Studio Driver for metrics database End of Support for MySQL 5.6
API Manager request rate limiter - -
HTTP strict transport security profile - -
Certification with MySQL 8 - -
YAML configuration store (Technical preview capability) - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20210330 Unattended mode enhancement - Internet Explorer 11 and earlier versions
Further enhancements for general features - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20210130 Option to disable SSL renegotiation is added for HTTPS listeners and Connection filters - -
Backup passphrase parameter to restore operation in kpsadmin - -
Content Security Policy header to improve security - -
Apache Cassandra security advisory - -
Changes in JWT filters - -
New Cipher schemes for configuration and KPS - -
Driver for metrics database - -
YAML configuration store (Technical preview capability) - -
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API Portal 7.7.20210130 Docker container improvements - -
Simplified language file upload - -
Security improvements - -
UI modernization improvements - -

Version 7.7 2020

Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated features
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20201130 JVM Flag added to allow orgAdmins to manage API Lifecycles - -
OAS3 runtime bugs resolved - -
Simplified Cassandra backup and restore scripts - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20201130 Production-ready Docker container - API Portal versions 7.5.x and 7.6.x are end of support (EOS)
Red Hat Enterprise 8 support - Enable user listing configuration
Security improvements - -
Cumulative upgrade script - -
User experience improvements - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20200930 API Manager Remote Hosts aligned with PolicyStudio functionality OpenJDK JRE update to v8u265 API Management REST APIs versions 1.1 and 1.2 are deprecated.
YAML-based configuration store (Technical preview) Removed broken and risky algorithms from sFTP server Swagger version 1.1 is deprecated
Database integration updates Groovy v2.5.13 The requirement to run update-apimanager.py has been removed from the upgrade steps.
User membership in multiple organizations. Filebeat v6.2.2 -
New API Management REST API version 1.4. OpenSSL and FIPS support -
OpenJDK JRE update to v8u265. Increased validation of WSDLs -
Changes to the way API Gateway verifies wildcarded certificates. API Gateway/Manager behavior changes -
The Groovy version used by the Scripting Filter is updated to 2.5.13. Security updates -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20200930 Multiple organizations membership - API version update
GDPR compliance - -
Security improvements - -
UI/UX improvements - -
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API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20200730 ICAP filter improvements. Filebeat v6.2.2 -
Improved upgrade instructions. OpenJDK JRE -
MSSQL Database Support. OpenSSL and FIPS support -
- Increased validation of WSDLs -
- API Gateway/Manager behavior changes -
- Security updates -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20200730 Non-root installer​ - -
CentOS 8​ support - -
UI/UX improvements - -
Cumulative upgrade script - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20200530 Updated OS Support. TLS v1.3 support -
Improved upgrade experience. Filebeat v6.2.2 -
Log4j file format changed to YAML. OpenJDK JRE -
Swagger parser libs updated. OpenSSL and FIPS support -
- Log4j 2 changes -
- Swagger parser -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20200530 Integration with Amplify Unified Catalog - -
Database password encryption - -
Other enhancements - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20200330 Added TLS 1.3 support. Filebeat v6.2.2 FIPS support was removed.
OpenSSL updated to v1.1.1. OpenJDK JRE McAfee Sophos Clam AV embedded antivirus scanners were removed.
- OpenSSL and FIPS support -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20200330 API Details page improvements - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Gateway and Manager 7.7.20200130 Swagger 2.0 enhancements. Increased validation of WSDL API Tester was removed from installation.
Open API Specification (OAS) 3.0 enhancements. Filebeat v6.2.2 RAML support was removed.
Try it improvements. Increased validation of /users endpoint Export of back-end APIs is not supported for OAS3 or WSDL APIs.
Usage tracking improvements. OpenJDK JRE Documentation is no longer provided in PDF format.
Back-end API improvements. API Gateway/Manager behavior changes -
API documentation enhancements. Security updates -
Multi organization (beta). - -
Increased validation of WSDLs. - -
Filebeat updated to v6.2.2. - -
Increased validation of users endpoint. - -
Undesirable cipher suites disabled by default when using SSL/TLS. - -
Endpoint identification algorithms for LDAPS enabled by default. - -
Fields that contain confidential information are no longer returned in some API calls. - -
Update New features and enhancements Important Changes Deprecated/Removed/EOS
API Portal 7.7.20200130 Custom install directory - Documentation is no longer provided in PDF format
Unattended mode installation - -
Home page customization - -
Application tab improvements - -
Change of behavior for the API Information source setting - -
Change of behavior to customize standard footer - -
Control the visibility of APIs in the catalog - -
Open API Specification (OAS) 3.0 Support - -
Support for PHP 7.4 was introduced - -

Version 7.7 2019

The following lists changes for API Gateway, API Manager, and API Portal

Update New features and enhancements Deprecated features Release Date
API Portal 7.7 SP4 Download payload size - 18/12/2019
API Portal 7.7 SP3 GDPR compliance and privacy management - 11/10/2019
API Catalog and Application views - -
Customization options - -
API Gateway/Manager 7.7 SP2 OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2t-fips to fix security vulnerabilities. - 21/12/2019
API Gateway/Manager 7.7 SP1 - - 29/08/2019
API Gateway 7.7 Traffic monitor enhancements. Support for MySQL Server 2005 has been removed. 12/04/2019
Configure nested paths in API Gateway Manager. - -
Filter JMS transactions by custom property in Traffic Monitor. - -
Redaction support for API Gateway trace log. - -
Entity Explorer added to API Gateway client tools installer. - -
Policy Studio filter enhancements. - -
Subscription licensing for API Management. - -
Elastic topology container deployment enhancements. - -
OpenJDK support. - -
Third-party library updates. - -
API Manager 7.7 API Manager custom properties. . 12/04/2019
Compliance enhancements. - -
Auditing enhancements. - -
Additional search field support for front-end and back-end APIs. - -
Try It improvements. - -
Support for Swagger in YAML format. - -
Swagger 2.0 enhancements. - -
Subscription licensing for API Management. - -
Elastic topology container deployment. - -
OpenJDK support. - -
Third-party library updates. - -
API Portal 7.7 GDPR compliance and privacy management - 12/04/2019
API Catalog and Application views - -
Customization options - -

Version 7.6.2

Update New features and enhancements Deprecated features Release Date
7.6.2 SP5 The jre directory in Policy Studio/Configuration Studio must be remove before applying the Service Pack - 17/07/2020
7.6.2 SP4 JQuery upadated to 3.4.0 to fix security vulnerabilities. - 19/07/2019
7.6.2 SP3 jQuery updated to 3.3.1 to fix security vulnerabilities. - 18/04/2019
JRE updated to 1.8.0_202 to fix security vulnerabilities. -
7.6.2 SP2 - 17/12/2018
7.6.2 SP1 Spring framework updated to 4.3.18.RELEASE to fix security vulnerabilities - 01/11/2018
OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2p-fips to fix security vulnerabilities. -
Bouncy Castle library updated to 1.60 to fix security vulnerabilities. -
7.6.2 Elastic topology container deployment. Axway physical appliance deployment option was removed. 26/07/2018
Smooth rate limiting. The ConnectToUrlFilter.removePreviousConnections system property is no longer available.
Support for /tmp directory mounted with noexec- Apache Cassandra has been upgraded to version 2.2.12 -

Version 7.5.3

Update New features and enhancements Deprecated features Release Date
7.5.3 SP13 Dojo updated to 1.10.10 to fix security vulnerability - 01/05/2020
7.5.3 SP12 Improvements in the XML redaction. - 26/102019
Jackson-databind updated to 2.9.10 to fix security vulnerabilities. -
7.5.3 SP11 The Gateway now includes Zulu OpenJDK 1.8 JRE instead of Oracle JRE 1.8. To allow legacy API method matching excluding the method’s defined MIME type, the Java property com.coreapireg.apimethod.contenttype.legacy must be set to true. 25/06/2019
It is possible to allow inbound API requests with trailing slash to match an API path with no trailing slash. -
An API method’s Content-Type is now checked against the API method’s defined MIME type when performing path matching. -
OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2r-fips. -
Added CSRF token protection for API Gateway Management APIs. -
JQuery updated to 3.4.0. -
7.5.3 SP10 Jython updated to 2.7.1 to fix this security vulnerability. Internet Explorer versions 8.0 and 9.0 are no longer officially supported by API Gateway. 22/02/2019
jQuery updated to 3.3.1 to fix this security vulnerability. -
JRE updated to 1.8.0_202 to fix this security vulnerability. -
7.5.3 SP9 IBM MQ updated to 7.5.0.8 to fix this security vulnerability. - 16/11/2018
OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2p-fips to fix this security vulnerability. -
JRE updated to 1.8.0_191-b12 to fix this security vulnerability. -
apimanager-promote script requires decryption password or passfile. -
7.5.3 SP8 Bouncy Castle library updated to 1.60 to fix this security vulnerability. - 23/08/2018
Spring framework updated to 4.3.17.RELEASE to fix this security vulnerability. -
JRE updated to 8u181 to fix this security vulnerability. -
7.5.3 SP7 Jackson-databind updated to 2.9.5 to fix this security vulnerability. - 08/06/2018
JRE updated to 8u172 to fix this security vulnerability. -
OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2o to fix this security vulnerability. -
7.5.3 SP6 OpenSSL updated to v1.0.2.n to fix security vulnerability. - 27/04/201
Apache Log4j updated to 2.8.2 to fix security vulnerability. -
When exporting API collections from API Manager, the generated file is now encrypted and not plainText. -
7.5.3 SP5 OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2m-fips to fix security vulnerability. - 23/01/2018
JQuery updated to 2.2.4, to fix security vulnerability. -
commons-email updated to 1.5 to fix security vulnerability. -
7.5.3 SP4 Nimbus JOSE+JWT library updated to v4.41.2 to fix security vulnerability. - 06/11/2017
RE version updated to v1.8u152 to fix security vulnerability. -
7.5.3 SP3 - - 02/10/2017
7.5.3 SP2 JSCH update to 0.1.54 to fix security vulnerabilities. - 31/07/2017
7.5.3 SP1 JRE updated to v8u131 to fix security vulnerability. - 15/06/2017
7.5.3 Apache ActiveMQ updated to 5.14.3 to fix security vulnerabilities. - 11/04/2017
JSCH update to 0.1.54 to fix security vulnerabilities. Sun Access Manager filters have been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
owasp esapi updated to 2.1.0.1 to fix security vulnerabilities. API Gateway Analytics is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
JRE updated to 8u121 to fix security vulnerabilities. The OpenID connect filters in Policy Studio have been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
xmlsec updated to 1.5.8 to fix security vulnerabilities. Support for Tivoli Access Manager version 6.0 has been removed and replaced by support for Tivoli Access Manager version version 6.1.
spring-core updated to v4.3.5 to fix security vulnerabilities. The ISO format for API Gateway virtual appliance has been replaced by the OVA format.
Jsch dependency updated v0.1.54 to fix security vulnerabilities. -
Remove Fluent-hc dependency from API Gateway. The jabber and restJabber code samples had been removed
Last modified May 31, 2022: Update release change log (#2336) (dcbb47d0)