API Gateway acts as a middleware between the client and micro service it creates single entry point for all our micro service. Kong API Gateway Orchestration for the microservice made super easy and Kong establishes secure communication between the client and server.
Kong is made of rock solid foundation using Lua with nginx sugared.
- Traffic Control
- SSL Termination
Our big challenge is to managing traffic efficiently, Kong ships with API rate limiting which can be used to limit the request per client out of the box.
Securing made easy with the help of Kong that ships with JWT, LDAP, CORS and etc.
Orchestration of microservice is not simple, it involves more effort to reach production grade performance but using Kong API Gateway it is simplified with help microservice mesh configuration.
Kong ships with 2 editions
Get started with installation
Clone this repo https://github.com/Kong/docker-kong/tree/master/compose and run using docker-compose
Scale your Kong
docker-compose scale kong=4
We have seen how to build secure and scalable application with the help of Kong API Gateway.