Role-based Access Control

Secure your services with Role-based Access Control (RBAC)


Role-based Access Controls make it easy to grant and restrict access to Kong users and developers. By defining specific roles, Kong customers can define how a given individual or group of individuals can interact with Kong and the services exposed through the Kong platform. RBAC can restrict what users can change or view within Kong Manager and the Kong Developer Portal.

Customer Voice

Customer Voice

“With Kong, we knew that we would get something that would work perfectly with our technology today and set us up for where we want to go with microservices.”

Kanaderu Fukuda,
Senior Manager of Computing Platform, Yahoo! Japan

Customer Voice

Customer Voice

“As we evaluated API platforms, it was critical that the vendor we chose could simultaneously support our existing services in the public cloud with what we are building in Kubernetes. Kong offered us the ability to unify services across clouds, which gave us the flexibility to build new services iteratively and how we wanted without fear of cloud lock-in.”

Jason Rodriguez,
VP of Engineering at SoulCycle

Customer Voice

Customer Voice

“We put Agile, DevOps and CI/CD at the heart of everything we do, and we realized that we needed new tooling to match the new ways we wanted to build products and services”

Jason Walker,
Sr Enterprise Architect, Cargill


Increase Compliance

Better comply with local, state and federal regulations by restricting how Kong can be accessed and used. Reduce the likelihood of violations for regulations such as HIPAA, the GDRP, and more by limiting access to sensitive services and data.

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Reduce Onboarding Friction

Grant appropriate access privileges automatically by assigning a role during the onboarding process. Implement RBAC across entire workspaces to limit what teams, partners, and other stakeholders can see or access.

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Enforce Standards

Implement RBAC to reduce risk of disruption or breaches. Empower team leaders to manage their entire development pipeline and proactively address production issues. Improve development efficiency by mandating workflow standards.

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Running Mission-Critical Microservices & APIs on Kong Enterprise

Related Resources


Microservices: The Journey and 3 Challenges You Will Uncover Along the Way


Blowing Up the Monolith


Full Lifecycle Service Management with Kong Enterprise 2020

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