Ensure that active tracing is enabled for your Amazon API Gateway API stages to sample incoming requests and send traces to AWS X-Ray. Once this feature is enabled, X-Ray service will trace and analyze user requests as these travel through your AWS API Gateway APIs to the underlying services.
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When an API Gateway API stage has active tracing feature enabled, Amazon API Gateway service automatically samples API invocation requests based on the sampling algorithm specified by AWS X-Ray. Then X-Ray can provide you an end-to-end view of an entire HTTP request, so you can analyze latencies in your APIs and their backend services.
Note: API Gateway supports active tracing for all API Gateway endpoint types, i.e. regional, private and edge-optimized. You can enable active tracing for your APIs in all AWS regions where X-Ray service is available.
To determine if your API Gateway API stages have active tracing feature enabled, perform the following actions:
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To enable X-Ray tracing (also known as active tracing) for your Amazon API Gateway API stages, perform the following:
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