The SaaS API Platform
Konnect is an API lifecycle management platform designed from the ground up for the cloud native era and delivered as a service. This platform lets you build modern applications better, faster, and more securely. The management plane is hosted in the cloud by Kong, while the runtime engine, Kong Gateway — Kong’s lightweight, fast, and flexible API gateway — is managed by you within your preferred network environment.
Konnect helps simplify multi-cloud API management by:
Offering a single management plane to deploy and manage your APIs and microservices in any environment: cloud, on-premises, Kubernetes, and virtual machines.
Instantly applying authentication, API security, and traffic control policies consistently across all your services using powerful enterprise and community plugins.
Providing a real-time, centralized view of all your services. Monitor golden signals such as error rate and latency for each service and route to gain deep insights into your API products.
Service Hub makes internal APIs discoverable, consumable, and reusable for internal development teams. Catalog all your services through the Service Hub to create a single source of truth for your organization’s service inventory. By leveraging Service Hub, your application developers can search, discover, and consume existing services to accelerate their time-to-market, while enabling a more consistent end-user experience across the organization’s applications.
Start cataloging services with Service Hub →
Runtime Manager empowers your teams to securely collaborate and manage their own set of runtimes and services without the risk of impacting other teams and projects. Runtime Manager instantly provisions hosted Kong Gateway control planes and supports securely attaching Kong Gateway data planes from your cloud or hybrid environments.
Through the Runtime Manager, increase the security of your APIs with out-of-the-box enterprise and community plugins, including OpenID Connect, Open Policy Agent, Mutual TLS, and more.
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Check out Konnect-compatible plugins →
Streamline developer onboarding with the Dev Portal, which offers a self-service developer experience to discover, register, and consume published services from your Service Hub catalog. This customizable experience can be used to match your own unique branding and highlights the documentation and interactive API specifications of your services. Enable application registration to automatically secure your APIs with a variety of authorization providers.
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Use Analytics to gain deep insights into service, route, and application usage and health monitoring data. Keep your finger on the pulse of the health of your API products with custom reports and contextual dashboards. In addition, you can enhance the native monitoring and analytics capabilities with Kong Gateway plugins that enable streaming monitoring metrics to third-party analytics providers, such as Datadog and Prometheus.
To help secure and govern your environment, Konnect provides the ability to manage authorization with teams. You can use Konnect’s predefined teams for a standard set of roles, or create custom teams with any roles you choose. Invite users and add them to these teams to manage user access. You can also map groups from your existing identity provider into Konnect teams.