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Running KrakenD server

Document updated on Oct 28, 2016

After installing KrakenD, you can start using KrakenD by typing krakend. To see all the options of krakend, type krakend -h or krakend <COMMAND> -h. For instance, the krakend run help is:

Run command help 
$krakend run -h

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Version: 2.7.0

The API Gateway builder

  krakend [command]

Available Commands:
  audit         Checks the integrity of the config and returns security recommendations.
  check         Validates that the configuration file is valid.
  check-plugin  Check the compatibility with the plugin deps.
  help          Help about any command
  run           Run the KrakenD server.
  version       Shows KrakenD version.

  -c, --config string   Path to the configuration filename
  -d, --debug           Enable the debug
  -h, --help            help for krakend

Use "krakend [command] --help" for more information about a command.

You can use the following commands:

  • krakend audit: Use krakend audit to get security recommendations for a given configuration.
  • krakend check: Use krakend check to make sure the configuration file you have generated is not broken and has the required attributes to start the gateway.
  • krakend check-plugin: Use the check-plugin when you are developing custom plugins and you want to check that they are compatible with the server.
  • krakend run: Use run to start the API gateway server.
  • krakend version: Use the version command to print the current KrakenD version and the Glibc and Go versions used during compilation.

Starting the gateway server

To start the server, invoke the krakend run command with a configuration file containing your API definition. You can visually create your first krakend.json file using the KrakenDesigner if you prefer a UI.

Or to get started right away, you can paste the following content inside a krakend.json file:

    "$schema": "",
    "version": 3

And then you can start KrakenD:

Command to start KrakenD 
$krakend run -c krakend.json

Or if you use Docker:

Command to start KrakenD with Docker 
$docker run -p "8080:8080" -v $PWD:/etc/krakend/ devopsfaith/krakend:2.7.0 run -c krakend.json

Now KrakenD is listening on 8080, and you can see it working under http://localhost:8080/__health.


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