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Zipkin

Zipkin is a distributed tracing system. It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures.

To enable this tracer, you need to have a working Zipkin server.

Configuring

In tyk.conf on tracing setting

{
  "tracing": {
    "enabled": true,
    "name": "zipkin",
    "options": {}
  }
}

options are settings that are used to initialize the Zipkin client.

Sample configuration

{
  "tracing": {
    "enabled": true,
    "name": "zipkin",
    "options": {
      "reporter": {
        "url": "http:localhost:9411/api/v2/spans"
      }
    }
  }
}

reporter.url is the URL to the Zipkin server, where trace data will be sent.