Proxy and Test a Service
Create a Konnect Gateway service to proxy your APIs. In this guide, you will create, proxy, and test a gateway service using Gateway Manager in Konnect.
When you create a service, you also specify the route to it. This route,
combined with the proxy URL for the service, will lead to the endpoint
specified in the API product deployment.
If you’re following the Konnect quickstart guide,
make sure you have
configured a data plane node.
Implement a Gateway service
In the Gateway Manager, select the Default control plane and follow these steps:
Select Gateway Services from the side navigation bar, then New Gateway Service.
From the Add a Gateway Service dialog, create a new service:
Enter a unique name for the Gateway service, or
specify a Gateway service that doesn’t yet have a version connected to it.
For the purpose of this example, enter
The name can be any string containing letters, numbers, or the following
:. Do not use spaces.
For example, you can use
Example Service is invalid.
In the add using upstream URL field, enter
Use the defaults for the remaining fields.
Add a route to your service implementation by clicking the Add a Route button now visible from the Gateway service dashboard.
For this example, enter the following:
Verify the implementation
If you used the Docker script to connect a data plane
earlier in Configure a data plane node,
your default proxy URL is
Enter the proxy URL into your browser’s address bar and append the route path
you just set. The final URL should look something like this:
If successful, you should see the homepage for
httpbin.org. In the Gateway Manager you will now see a 200 responses recorded in the Analytics tab.
And that’s it! You have your first service set up, running, and routing
traffic proxied through a Kong Gateway data plane node.
Summary and next steps
To summarize, in this topic you:
- Implemented a Gateway service
example_gateway_service and the route
/mock. This means if an HTTP
request is sent to the Kong Gateway node and it matches route
request is sent to
- Abstracted a backend/upstream service and put a route of your choice on the
front end, which you can now give to clients to make requests.
Next, productize your service with an API product.