Kong the true giant of API Gateway

If you are building mobile or web application you should read this first, Why?

Kong the true giant of API Gateway

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.

Kong Features

  1. Authentication
  2. Traffic Control
  3. Analytics
  4. Transformation
  5. Logging
  6. Security
  7. SSL Termination
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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

  1. Open source
  2. Enterprise

Get started with installation

Clone this repo https://github.com/Kong/docker-kong/tree/master/compose and run using docker-compose

docker-compose up

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.