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Tyk Pump on Ubuntu

Install Tyk Pump on Ubuntu

What is Tyk Pump?

Tyk Pump is responsible for moving analytics between the API Gateway and the Dashboard database, it can also send data to other sinks such as ElasticSearch, StatsD and InfluxDB.

Tyk has it’s own APT repositories hosted by the kind folks at, which makes it easy, safe and secure to install a trusted distribution of the Tyk Pump application.


This tutorial has been tested Ubuntu 16.04 & 18.04 with few if any modifications.


  • You have installed MongoDB and Redis.
  • You have installed the Tyk Dashboard.

Step 1: Set up our APT repositories

First, add our GPGP key which signs our binaries:

curl -L | sudo apt-key add -

Run update:

sudo apt-get update

Since our repositories are installed via HTTPS, you will need to make sure APT supports this:

sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https

Now lets add the required repos and update again (notice the -a flag in the second Tyk commands - this is important!):

echo "deb trusty main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

echo "deb-src trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

sudo apt-get update

What we’ve done here is:

  • Added the Tyk Pump repository
  • Updated our package list

Step 2: Install the Tyk Pump

We’re now ready to install the Tyk Pump. To install it, run:

sudo apt-get install -y tyk-pump

What we’ve done here is instructed apt-get to install Tyk Pump without prompting. Wait for the downloads to complete.

When Tyk Pump is finished installing, it will have installed some init scripts, but it will not be running yet. The next step will be to setup each application - thankfully this can be done with three very simple commands.

Step 3: Configure Tyk Pump

If you don’t complete this step, you won’t see any analytics in your Dashboard, so to enable the analytics service, we need to ensure Tyk Pump is running and configured properly.

NOTE: You need to replace <hostname> for --redishost=<hostname>, and <IP Address> for --mongo=mongodb://<IP Address>/ with your own values to run this script.

sudo /opt/tyk-pump/install/ --redishost=<hostname> --redisport=6379 --mongo=mongodb://<IP Address>/tyk_analytics

Step 4: Start Tyk Pump

sudo service tyk-pump start
sudo service tyk-pump enable

You can verify if Tyk Pump is running and working by tailing the log file:

sudo tail -f /var/log/upstart/tyk-pump.log