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Subnet delegation and API Management

When updating some network related ARM templates I stumbled on the concept of subnet delegation. What is subnet delegation? Subnet delegation enables you to designate a specific subnet for an Azure PaaS service of your choice that needs to be injected into your virtual network. When you delegate a subnet to an Azure service, you allow that service to establish some basic network configuration rules for that subnet, which help the Azure service operate their instances in a stable manner. One of the advantages is that the service can configure for example routing policies or network security groups.  Subnet delegation and API Management When I was updating our virtual network/subnet templates I stumbled on the delegation section. "delegations": [ { "id": "string", "properties": { "serviceName": "string" }, "name": "string" } ] After doing some research about the concept I opened
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