In this section, you’ll be adding your API to Kong Enterprise Edition (EE).
This is the first
step to having Kong EE manage your API. For purposes of this Getting Started
guide, we suggest adding the Mockbin API to Kong, as Mockbin is
helpful for learning how Kong EE proxies your API requests.
Kong exposes a RESTful Admin API on ports :8001 and :8444 and an
Admin GUI on ports :8002 and :8445 for managing the
configuration of your Kong instance or cluster. The Admin GUI makes
requests to the Admin API, and you can use either interface for configuring
and managing Kong EE.
1. Add your API using the Admin API or GUI
If you’d like to use the Admin API, issue the following cURL request to add
your first API (Mockbin) to Kong EE:
$ curl -i-X POST \--url http://localhost:8001/apis/ \--data'name=example-api'\--data'hosts=example.com'\--data'upstream_url=http://mockbin.org'
Or, add your first API via the Admin GUI:
2. Verify that your API has been added
You’ll get a confirmation message in the Admin GUI, or if you used cURL
you should see a response similar to the following:
Kong is now aware of your API and ready to proxy requests.
3. Forward your requests through Kong EE
Issue the following cURL request to verify that Kong is properly forwarding
requests to your API. Note that by default Kong handles proxy
requests on port :8000:
$ curl -i-X GET \--url http://localhost:8000/ \--header'Host: example.com'
A successful response means Kong is now forwarding requests made to
http://localhost:8000 to the upstream_url we configured in step #1,
and is forwarding the response back to us. Kong knows to do this through
the header defined in the above cURL request Host: example.com
Now that you’ve added your API to Kong EE, let’s learn how to enable plugins.