Get started with Konnect
New to Kong Konnect? Get started with the basics through the web app:
Create a Konnect account:
Set up a runtime instance:
Set up your first runtime instance, which gives you a data plane for proxying traffic.
Start with a data plane proxy so that when your service configuration is ready, your services are immediately connected, configured, and available for testing.
Create a service:
Catalog a new service using the Konnect Service Hub.
Using Service Hub, you can catalog, manage, and track every service in your entire architecture. In this step, you create the first version of a service, adding the first entry to your catalog.
Implement the new service:
Attach the new Konnect service to an upstream service and define a route.
After you’ve configured a service and the runtime proxy is ready, testing is the next step. Here you set up a route to a mocking API service, then proxy traffic through the route.
Share APIs and enable development
Ready to share your API with developers? Use the Service Hub to manage your API documentation, then publish it to the Dev Portal:
Upload your spec to Konnect and publish to Dev Portal
Upload a markdown file to describe your service, and add an OpenAPI spec for any version of the service. Then, publish your service documentation to the Dev Portal and preview it from the developer perspective.
Register an application
Expose your service to developers and register an application against the service.