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Running KrakenD server

Last update: 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: v2.0

The API Gateway builder

Usage:
  krakend [command]

Available Commands:
  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.

Flags:
  -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.

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

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

{
    "$schema": "https://www.krakend.io/schema/v3.json",
    "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:v2.0 run -c /etc/krakend/krakend.json

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

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