Thank you for installing Kong Enterprise! The following series of Getting Started
guides is designed to help you familiarize yourself with Kong Enterprise’s features
and capabilities, with practical steps to start Kong Enterprise securely, access
Kong Manager as a Super Admin, and create new entities such as Services.
Each guide also contains links to more in-depth material. Note that Kong
Enterprise 0.35 includes Kong 1.0 at its core, so CLI commands and most Admin
API endpoints are documented in standard Kong documentation.
If you have any issues or further questions, please
contact Support and they will be happy
The following concepts have a special meaning in Kong Enterprise:
Plugin: a plugin executing actions inside Kong before or after a request
has been proxied to the upstream API.
Workspace: a private, segmented part of a shared Kong cluster that allows
a particular team to access its own Admin API entities separately from other teams.
Admin: a Kong Enterprise user capable of accessing Admin API entities based
on a set of Permissions.
Permission: an ability to create, read, update, or destroy an Admin API
entity defined by endpoints.
Role: a set of Permissions that may be reused and assigned to Admins.
- Super Admin: an Admin whose Role has the Permission to:
- invite and disable other Admin accounts
- assign and revoke Roles
- create new Roles with custom Permissions
- create new Workspaces
Service: the Admin API entity representing an external upstream API or
Route: the Admin API entity representing a way to map downstream requests
to upstream services.
- Consumer: the Admin API entity representing a developer or machine using
the API. When using Kong, a Consumer only communicates with Kong which proxies
every call to the said upstream API.
Authorize Admins with default and custom Roles and Permissions.
Add an Admin →