Enable a Plugin
This guide walks through enabling a Plugin on Kong Enterprise via
Kong Manager, by showing an example configuration of the
Rate Limiting Advanced Plugin, the
Kong Enterprise version of the popular Kong Rate Limiting Plugin. To
learn more about Rate Limiting Advanced, or see how to configure this
Plugin via the command line, checkout the
Rate Limiting Advanced documentation.
How to Enable a Plugin in Kong Manager
Choose the desired Workspace in Kong Manager and navigate to the
Plugins tab under API Gateway.
Click the Add New Plugin button to open the Plugins page, which lists
all the Kong Enterprise bundled Plugins available.
Scroll to the Traffic Control section and select Rate Limiting EE.
This will open the Plugin Configuration form for Rate Limiting EE.
Note that the Plugin will automatically be enabled when the form is
submitted. Toggle the This plugin is Enabled button at the top of the form
to configure the Plugin without enabling it.
Define the Plugin as global or scoped.
Global will apply the Plugin to every Service and
Route in the Workspace.
Scoped will apply the Plugin to one Service, Route, and/or
To use this option, select the Scoped radio button and select the
desired Service, Route, or Consumer from the dropdown.
- Fill out the configuration form.
For Rate Limiting EE the
following fields are required:
More information on these fields can be found in the
Rate Limiting Advanced documentation
For this example set the required fields to the following:
config.limit = 10
config.sync_rate = 10
config.window_size = 60
Click the Create button at the bottom of the form to save and
enable the Plugin. If it is successful, the page will automatically
redirect to the Plugin Overview, with the Rate Limiting Plugin
If the Plugin is scoped to a Service, Route, or
Consumer, the Plugin will also be listed on that object’s Overview