Kong Plugins

Unleash the full power of Kong with a robust ecosystem of plugins

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Kong’s plugin architecture enables you to select and implement the functionality you need when you need it. Create bespoke functionality with our Plugin Development Kit (PDK) in Go or Lua. Kong’s suite of plugins–including functions like logging, rate-limiting, authentication, and much more–is built for managing complex microservices architectures at scale to maximize performance, security, and visibility.

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

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


Implement Policies Instantly

Take advantage of the latest technologies and tools with our ecosystem of plugins created by Kong, our partners, and our community. Kong’s plugin hub features 30+ pre-made plugins for functionality including rate-limiting, authentication, etc.

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Customize to your Needs

Leverage Kong’s Plugin Development Kit to build any functionality that you need that’s not currently available through the hub. Take advantage of Kong’s team of experts in-house to help you create anything you need.

Simplify Management

Easily add and remove plugins from a service with a few commands using the CLI. Bulk assign plugins to entire groups of services, or control granular interactions based on a single service or route.


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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