By on September 30, 2015

Kong 0.5.0 released

The latest update of Kong (0.5.0) is the most exciting release, shipping with new features, bug-fixes and improvements, including:


  • Response Rate-Limiting plugin, that rate-limits requests with quotas as instructed by a custom response header
  • ACL plugin, to control which consumers can consume upstream APIs
  • JWT Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate JSON Web Tokens
  • HMAC Signature Authentication plugin, to verify and authenticate HMAC signed HTTP requests
  • Various bugfixes on the OAuth 2.0 and Mashape Analytics plugins
  • Renamed Admin API properties to more intuitive names
  • And more.

To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Migration from older versions

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.5.0, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.5.0.

Meet us at AWS:reInvent

Meet the Kong team at AWS:reInvent 2015 in Las Vegas on October 6 – 9th at the booth 541, we are excited to see you there!


Curious about the new version?