About this Guide

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This is a guide for setting up Kong, more specifically version 1.1. Kong is a API Gateway which can be used to redirect incoming API requests to one of the multiple services which you might be running.

If you are not able to understand what you just read, you are probably on the wrong page.

What will we cover?

We will talk about APIs and API Gateways for an intro, the role of a API Gateway, other options we have available and of course how to setup kong (detailed, with steps)

While there is some literature available on the web for configuring kong, I found that it is pretty much distributed across multiple blog posts, scattered with tid-bits of information and it’s kind-of difficult to put all of that together. The rather difficult part when I was configuring Kong was the order in which we have to perform the steps. The steps are confusing and it really took me some time before I could get it right.

In the end, I did not find anything like this guide, so I am writing it with a hope that someone in need of such a guide may find it.

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NOTE: I have not used the consumers feature in Kong yet and that will not be covered

Which version of Kong is being covered?

Version 1.1, specifically.

What if I have a question!?

Put a comment in the comment box on the relavant page. I will try to revert back ASAP. You can also send me an email if you want to.