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Introducing “Ask NGINX…”

Every month, we receive fascinating questions from both our customers and open source users about how to use our products for a wide range of use cases, and how to properly integrate other platforms and tools with NGINX. We want to share this expertise as widely as possible across the NGINX community, so we decided…

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Audi Builds a Microservices Dashboard with NGINX Plus as API Gateway on AWS

In his session at NGINX Conf 2018, Timo Stark, Web developer and Web Solution Architect at Audi, shares how the automobile company went from 0 to 60 on its journey to microservices. In less than a year, his team built the Audi Cockpit, a dashboard on which Audi employees can access all the internal apps they use in…

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Do You Really Need Different Kinds of API Gateways? (Hint: No!)

API gateways are the bedrock of API infrastructure. API gateways secure and mediate traffic between backend applications that expose their APIs and the consumers of the APIs. For example, API gateways can manage the API traffic generated by calls from a mobile application like Uber to a backend application like Google Maps. API gateway functionality…

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Introducing NGINX API Management: Manage NGINX Plus API Gateways with NGINX Controller

Application programming interfaces (APIs) have become central to the digital economy. Forbes dubbed 2017 the year of the API economy. According to Programmable Web, the de facto journal of the API economy, APIs have witnessed explosive growth over the last five years. Since January 2014, an average of more than 2,000 public APIs have been added per year,…

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Consolidating Your API Gateway and Load Balancer with NGINX

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Now that software load balancers are the standard in modern, DevOps‑driven organizations, what new challenges have we created for ourselves? How can we deal with the complexities of “proxy‑sprawl”? Can we consolidate without compromising performance, stability, and functionality? Most professionals in the web and app delivery space are familiar with the trajectory of…

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Deploying NGINX Plus as an API Gateway, Part 2: Protecting Backend Services

This is the second blog post in our series on deploying NGINX Plus as an API gateway. Part 1 provides detailed configuration instructions for several use cases. This post extends those use cases and looks at a range of safeguards that can be applied to protect and secure backend API services in production: Rate Limiting Enforcing Specific…

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Authenticating API Clients with JWT and NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] JSON Web Tokens (JWTs, pronounced “jots”) are a compact and highly portable means of exchanging identity information. The JWT specification has been an important underpinning of OpenID Connect, providing a single sign‑on token for the OAuth 2.0 ecosystem. JWTs can also be used as authentication credentials in their own right and are a better…

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Building Microservices: Using an API Gateway

Editor – This seven‑part series of articles is now complete: Introduction to Microservices Building Microservices: Using an API Gateway (this article) Building Microservices: Inter‑Process Communication in a Microservices Architecture Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture Event-Driven Data Management for Microservices Choosing a Microservices Deployment Strategy Refactoring a Monolith into Microservices You can also download the complete…

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