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Why Endpoints and not Services?
The Kong Ingress Controller does not use Services to route traffic to the pods.
Instead, it uses the Endpoints API to bypass
kube-proxy to allow Kong features such as session affinity and custom
load balancing algorithms.
It also removes overhead such as
conntrack entries for iptables DNAT.
Is it possible to create consumers using the Admin API?
In version 0.5.0 and later, the Kong Ingress Controller tags each entity
that it manages inside Kong’s database and only manages the entities that
This means that if consumers and credentials are created dynamically, they are not deleted by the Ingress Controller.