What is Tyk On-Premises / Self-Managed ?
Tyk Self-Managed is the easiest way to install our Full Lifecycle API Management solution in your own infrastructure. There is no calling home, and there are no usage limits. You have full control. Sign up for a free trial to test it out:
Installing Tyk Self-Managed
Please visit our Self-Managed installation page to get started.
Read more about licensing here.
The full Tyk Self-Managed system consists of:
- Tyk Gateway: Tyk Gateway is provided ‘Batteries-included’, with no feature lockout. It is an open source enterprise API Gateway, supporting REST, GraphQL, TCP and gRPC protocols, that protects, secures and processes your APIs.
- Tyk Dashboard: The management Dashboard and integration API manage a cluster of Tyk Gateways and also show analytics and features of the Developer portal. The Dashboard also provides the API Developer Portal, a customisable developer portal for your API documentation, developer auto-enrolment and usage tracking.
- Tyk Pump: Tyk Pump handles moving analytics data between your gateways and your Dashboard (amongst other data sinks). The Tyk Pump is an open source analytics purger that moves the data generated by your Tyk nodes to any back-end.
- Tyk Identity Broker (Optional): Tyk Identify Broker handles integrations with third-party IDP’s. It (TIB) is a component providing a bridge between various Identity Management Systems such as LDAP, Social OAuth (e.g. GPlus, Twitter, GitHub) or Basic Authentication providers, to your Tyk installation.
- Tyk Multi-Data Center Bridge (Optional, add-on): Tyk Multi-Data Center Bridge allows for the configuration of a Tyk ecosystem that spans many data centers and clouds. It also (MDCB) acts as a broker between Tyk Gateway Instances that are isolated from one another and typically have their own Redis DB.
Dependencies & Database Support
MongoDB / PostgreSQL
Tyk Dashboard requires a persistent datastore for its operations. By default MongoDB is used. From Tyk v4.0, we also support PostgreSQL. See Database Options for a list of versions and drop-in replacements we support.
Tyk Gateway requires Redis for its operations. See supported Redis versions for the list of releases.
Visit the Gateway page for more info.
Tyk packages support systemd, Upstart (both 0.6.x and 1.x) and SysVinit Linux init systems. During package installation only one is chosen depending on the operating system support, e.g.:
- CentOS 6, RHEL 6, Amazon Linux ship with Upstart 0.6.x
- Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Jessie with Upstart 1.x
- CentOS 7, RHEL 7, Ubuntu 16.04, Debian Stretch are running with systemd
- Certain older distros may only provide SysVinit but all of them typically provide compatibility with its scripts
Note that any init scripts of your choosing can be used instead of automatically detected ones by copying them from the
install/inits directory inside the package directory.
This init system variance implies there are different ways to manage the services and collect service logs.
For Upstart, service management can be performed through the
initctl or a set of
status commands. Upstart 1.x also works with the
For systemd, either
service commands may be utilised.
service command can usually be used with SysVinit scripts, as well as invoking them directly.
Service logs availability
- Upstart 0.6.x and SysVinit: log files are located in
/var/logsfor every respective service, e.g.
- Upstart 1.x: by default everything is stored in
- systemd utilises its own logging mechanism called journald, which is usable via the
journalctl -u tyk-gateway
Please consult with respective init system documentation for more details on how to use and configure it.