Configure Workspaces in Kong Manager
Workspaces enable an organization to segment traffic so that
teams of Admins sharing the same Kong cluster are only able to
interact with entities from their groups. Within a Workspace,
it is possible to invite Admins to a particular team and to
enforce RBAC with Roles and Permissions that further
delimit the types of actions and entities available to an Admin.
When the first Super Admin logs in, they begin in the Workspace
named default. From here, they may invite Admins who are
intended to be able to manage all other Workspaces, as well as
the Workspaces themselves.
Navigating across Workspaces in Kong Manager
To navigate between Workspaces from the Overview page, click on any
Workspace displayed beneath the Vitals chart.
The list of Workspaces may be rendered as cards or a table,
depending on preference.
Creating New Workspaces
This guide describes how to create Workspaces in Kong
Manager. As an alternative, if a Super Admin wants to create
a Workspace with the Admin API, it is possible to do so
Log in as the Super Admin. On the Workspaces page, click the New Workspace
button at the top right to see the Create Workspace form. Name and choose a
color / icon for the new Workspace.
Each Workspace name should be unique,
regardless of letter case. For example, naming one
Workspace “Payments” and another one “payments” will
create two different workspaces that appear identical.
Do not name Workspaces the same as these major routes in Kong
Click the “Create New Workspace” button. Upon creation, the application will
navigate to the new Workspace’s dashboard.
Delete or Edit a Workspace
To delete a Workspace, everything inside the
Workspace must be deleted first. This includes default Roles on the “Admins”
Within the Workspace, navigate to the “Dashboard” page.
At the top right, click the “Settings” button.
Edit or delete the Workspace.
If a Role does not have permission to access entire endpoints within
a Workspace, the Admin assigned to that Role will not be
able to see the related navigation links.
To set up access:
- Open Kong Manager.
- On the left sidebar, click the Admins link in the
If the sidebar is collapsed, hover over
the security badge icon at the bottom and click the
The Admins page displays a list of current Admins and
Roles. Four default Roles specific to the new
Workspace are already visible, and new Roles specific
to the Workspace can be assigned from this page.
For more information about Admins and Roles, see
RBAC in Kong Manager.