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Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.3 has been released with a few security fixes and performance improvements, and we recommend to upgrade:

Updates

    Performance has been improved when using the rate-limiting plugin, also reducing the load on the counter datastore. Kong now supports Mutual SSL security between Kong and the final APIs with the “proxy_ssl_certificate” and “proxy_ssl_certificate_key” configuration properties. Fixed a bug (introduced in 0.10.0) that prevented Key Authentication credentials to be sent in the request body. OAuth 2.0 Client Application is checked when refreshing an Access Token. DNS resolution performance has been improved under certain conditions. And much more in the changelog.
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is expanding its global reach. The partnership with XLsoft, a leading value added reseller in Japan, will further Kong’s awareness to leading APAC technology companies. With offices in Tokyo and Irvine, CA, XLsoft offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. The collaboration of Kong and XLsoft will engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to Japanese customers. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX, a high-performance web server, Kong is designed to sit…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with A.Y. Technologies as its first Professional Services and Referral partner in Canada. Based in Vancouver, B.C., A.Y. Technologies will identify opportunities for Kong Enterprise, as well as offer clients custom plugin development and other service solutions. With over 2.5 million downloads and nearly 10,000 stars on Github, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management platform. Used in mission critical deployments at small and large organizations, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. A.Y. Technologies is a mobile and web application development agency,…
Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.2 has been released and we highly recommend to upgrade. We’d like to highlight a few important features and fixes it introduces.

Updates

    A new request-termination plugin, which comes handy when you need to temporarily disable an API or block a Consumer. This plugin was generously contributed by Paul Austin. Plugins can now implement a new ‘rewrite()’ handler function, which is a hook in the Nginx phase bearing the same name. Kong does not unconditionally append a trailing slash to the URL of your upstream services anymore. Ability to hide Kong headers in responses. And much more in
Morgan Davies
Mashape is excited to partner with IBM and announce the OpenWhisk plugin for Kong’s API Gateway, available both to the open source community via Apache OpenWhisk and as a commercial offering on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform. OpenWhisk is a cloud-first distributed event-based programming service, whose serverless architecture accelerates development of small, distinct, and independent actions. By eliminating infrastructure limitations, OpenWhisk enables teams to efficiently work on different pieces of code simultaneously. It provides a programming model to upload event handlers and register the handlers to respond to various events. Now developers can use Kong to invoke Apache OpenWhisk serverless functions…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with the OSS Group as its first VAR partner to support New Zealand and Australia. Based in Auckland, the OSS Group offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. Together we aim to engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to customers based in APAC. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management platform. Built on top of NGINX, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Founded in 1995, the OSS Group specialized…
Morgan Davies
Mashape and Kong now offer an official Kubernetes distribution, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In today’s fast paced world users expect applications to be available around the clock without any downtime; as such, to ensure the best performance developers deploy new application versions multiple times a day. Kubernetes groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. To achieve continuous uptime developers utilize containers to package software, which enables applications to be released and updated efficiently. Kubernetes is an open source platform designed with Google’s accumulated experience…
Morgan Davies
We’re going to AWS re:Invent! Join Mashape and over 24,000 attendees at the largest gathering of global Amazon Web Services community members. Mashape is a proud AWS partner and bronze sponsor of the event. Want to learn more about Kong and meet the team, drop by booth #2633 and say hello. Come learn about Kong, Gelato and Galileo. – How Kong manages your APIs and Microservices – How to install Kong on AWS – How to customize and optimize Kong specifically to your API needs – How to add microservice analytics and an API developer portal Kong Kong is the…
Morgan Davies
Register for this exciting webinar: Join us October 26th at 10AM PDT. Mashape recently announced an integration partnership between Kong, our open-source API management gateway and Bitnami, the leader in ready-to-run application packages and developer stacks for cloud deployments. By providing pre-packaged application images for the Google Cloud Platform, Bitnami enables devs to create and provision a new cloud server immediately. Bitnami saves users countless hours of configuring and setting up servers. It was a natural choice to work with Bitnami and provide Kong with a fast and easy way to deploy on Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP). Learn…
Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Datadog. Through an integration with Kong, the most widely used open-source API management platform, Datadog is now available to everyone in our community. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. With the Datadog plugin you can log API metrics like request count, request size, response status and latency to the local Datadog Agent. Additionally, Datadog’s Agent has been updated to collect Kong’s connection and database details. Kong Plugin Configuration Configuring the plugin is straightforward, you can add it on…
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