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On Ubuntu

Install Tyk API Gateway on Ubuntu

Installing Tyk on Ubuntu is very straightforward, follow the guides and tutorials in this section to have Tyk up and running in no time.


For a production environment, we recommend that the Gateway, Dashboard and Pump are installed on separate machines. If installing multiple Gateways, you should install each on a separate machine. See Planning for Production For more details.


Before installing the Tyk components in the order below, you need to install firstly MongoDB, then Redis.

Default Ports

Application Port
MongoDB 27017
Redis 6379
Tyk Dashboard
Developer Portal 3000
Admin Dashboard 3000
Admin Dashboard API 3000
Tyk Gateway
Management API 8080

Database Support

By default Tyk uses MongoDB. You can also use the following:


If you are using DocumentDB, capped collections are not supported. See here for more details.

Supported Verions of MongoDB and Redis

  • MongoDB 3.x and 4.0.x
  • Redis 2.8.x to 5.0.x

Install MongoDB 4.0

You should follow the online tutorial for installing MongoDb. We will be using version 4.0. As part of the Mongo installation you need to perform the following:

  1. Import the public key
  2. Create a list file
  3. Reload the package database
  4. Install the MongoDB packages
  5. Start MongoDB
  6. Check the mongod service is running

Install Redis

sudo apt-get install -y redis-server

We then recommend installing Tyk in the following order: