Manage Services through Service Hub
An implementation is a Gateway service. By implementing a Konnect service version, you create a Gateway service in the version’s runtime group.
Implement a service version (Kong Gateway)
Expose the service version by pointing it to an upstream service and creating a route for the proxy. Traffic traveling through this proxy route can use any runtime instance in the runtime group that the service version belongs to.
Note: Currently, the only supported implementation type is a Kong Gateway runtime.
From the Service Hub, select a service version. Add an implementation from this page:
Click New Implementation.
In the Create Implementation dialog, in step 1, enter the connection details for the upstream service.
Enter a name for the Gateway service.
The name can be any string containing letters, numbers, or the following characters:
:. Do not use spaces.
For example, you can use
Example Serviceis invalid.
Enter a URL in the default Add using URL field, or switch to Add using Protocol, Host and Path and enter each piece separately.
Optional: Expand to View 6 Advanced Fields and further customize your implementation.
See the Service Object documentation for parameter descriptions.
In step 2, Add a Route to your service implementation.
Enter any name.
This route name must be unique in the account. Variations on capitalization are considered unique, for example,
For Method, enter an HTTP method or a comma-separated list of methods that match this route.
For Path(s), click Add Path and enter a path in the format
Optional: Click View 4 Advanced Fields to see all options. You can accept the defaults, or further customize your route.
See the Route Object documentation for parameter descriptions.
If you want to view the configuration, edit or delete the implementation, or delete the version, click the Version actions drop-down menu from the version overview.
You can find the linked Gateway service in the Runtime Manager.
Add a route to a version
When creating an implementation, you only create one route. If the service version needs more routes, you can add them to the version after creating the first one.
All routes are created in the same runtime group as their parent service version.
Important: Starting with Kong Gateway 220.127.116.11, the router supports logical expressions. Regex routes must begin with a
~character. For example:
~/foo/bar/(?baz\w+). Learn more in the route configuration guide.
From the Service Hub, select a service version. Add a route from this page:
In the Routes section, click Add route.
Fill in the fields as described in Implement a Service Version, then click Create.
Verify an implementation
For any runtime instance created with the provided Docker script (see
Setting up a Kong Gateway Runtime),
the default proxy URL is
Enter the proxy URL into your browser’s address bar and append any route path. The final URL should look something like this:
If successful, you’ll be able to access your upstream service. The service
version’s overview page will also update with a new record for status
200. This might take a few moments.