Control API

Own your Kong experience to customize your API and microservices workflows

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Kong’s Control API allows users to execute all API management and orchestration tasks in Kong through a simple REST interface. Build custom workflows to remove repetitive tasks from developers so they can focus on building functionality. Create a streamlined deployment pipeline by integrating Kong with your favorite CI/CD tools.

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


Automate workflows

Use the Control API to automate the configuration of routes and services, implement plugins, track analytics, and generate reports. Ensure standardization across all your services and teams by creating bespoke publishing workflows.

Integrate with leading CI/CD tools

Reduce time to market by incorporating Kong into your existing CI/CD pipelines or workflows. Consume the Kong Control API to minimize manual intervention and maximize agility. Eliminate publishing friction without sacrificing quality.

Customize your experience

Unify your service management by integrating Kong into your existing management platforms. Take full advantage of Kong Enterprise’s suite of functionality touching the user interface.


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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