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Kong Gateway for Beginners

In this Kong Gateway for beginners guide, you’ll learn how to do the following. Install Kong Gateway.

• Download and install Kong on Amazon Linux 2 (0:53)

• Add a service using the Kong Manager GUI (7:42)

• Add a route using the Kong Manager GUI (8:25)

• Add the key authentication plugin (10:45)

• Test plugins using Insomnia (12:50)

• Add the proxy cache plugin (14:45)

Kong Gateway can simplify scaling microservices by being the abstraction layer that routes clients to your existing upstream service while building a new service. It also applies a common policy for each request and response no matter where the target service is. The benefit of this is that you gain architectural freedom and modernize your application without impacting your clients.

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Once you’ve successfully set up Kong Gateway, you may find these other tutorials helpful:

Creating Your First Custom Lua Plugin for Kong Gateway

Getting Started With Kuma Service Mesh

4 Steps to Authorizing Services With the Kong Gateway OAuth2 Plugin