Shared Config page in
Konnect Cloud to manage consumers,
upstreams, certificates, SNIs, and global and consumer-scoped plugins.
- Consumer objects represent users of a service, and are most often used for
authentication. They provide a way to divide access to your services, and
make it easy to revoke that access without disturbing a service’s function.
Consumer object reference >
- Plugins let you extend proxy functionality by adding rules, policies,
transformations, and more on requests and responses.
You can manage global and consumer-scoped plugins from the Shared Config page, and
view all plugins in the cluster, including service and route plugins.
Global plugins are plugins that apply to all services, routes, and consumers
in the cluster, as applicable, and consumer-scoped plugins only apply to a
Configure global and consumer-scoped plugins >
- Plugin object reference >
- Plugin Hub >
- An upstream object represents a virtual hostname referring to your own
service/API. Upstreams can be used to health
check, circuit break, and load balance incoming requests over multiple services
Upstream object reference >
- A certificate object represents a public certificate and can be paired with
a corresponding private key. Certificates handle SSL/TLS termination
for encrypted requests, and can be used as a trusted CA store when validating
the peer certificate of a client or service.
Certificate object reference >
- An SNI object represents a many-to-one mapping of hostnames to a certificate.
A certificate object can have many hostnames associated with it, so when
Kong Gateway receives an SSL request, it uses the SNI field in the
ClientHello to look up the associated certificate object.
SNI object reference >