Quick Start

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New to Tyk Gateway? In this page you’ll get started with the basics - install Tyk and test it live in less than 2 minutes.

We recommend Tyk Gateway docker compose as the quickest way to get started. Later, you can move to one of our other supported distributions if you prefer.

Step 1 - Clone the docker-compose repository

git clone https://github.com/TykTechnologies/tyk-gateway-docker

Step 2 - Change to the new directory

cd tyk-gateway-docker

Step 3 - Deploy Tyk Gateway and Redis

docker-compose up

You can also run this in detached mode using the -d flag:

docker-compose up -d

Congratulations, you’re done!!!

Test Installation

Your Tyk Gateway is now configured and ready to use. Confirm this by checking against the ‘hello’ endpoint:

curl localhost:8080/hello

The output should be similar to that shown below:

{"status": "pass", "version": "v5.1", "description": "Tyk GW"}

Virtual Deployment

Killercoda gives you instant access to a real Linux or Kubernetes command-line environment via your browser. You can try this Killercoda Tyk scenario to walk through the installation of our Open Source Gateway using Docker Compose (the exact same flow shown above).

Next Steps

Next, add your first API to Tyk and follow the Open Source instructions.


This pages has shown the fasted way to get up and running with Tyk Open Source. If you are interested in deploying Tyk stack on a Kubernetes cluster please use our [Helm Charts]//tyk.io/docs/tyk-oss/ce-helm-chart-new/