Tyk Pump on Ubuntu

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Ansible is required to run the following commands. Instructions on how install Tyk Pump with shell is in the Shell tab.

Getting Started

  1. clone the tyk-ansible repositry
$ git clone https://github.com/TykTechnologies/tyk-ansible
  1. cd into the directory
$ cd tyk-ansible
  1. Run initialisation script to initialise environment
$ sh scripts/init.sh
  1. Modify hosts.yml file to update ssh variables to your server(s). You can learn more about the hosts file here

  2. Run ansible-playbook to install tyk-pump

$ ansible-playbook playbook.yaml -t tyk-pump

Supported Distributions

Distribution Version Supported
Debian 10
Debian 9
Ubuntu 21
Ubuntu 20
Ubuntu 18
Ubuntu 16

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 packagecloud.io, 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 Redis and either MongoDB or SQL.
  • You have installed the Tyk Dashboard.

Step 1: Set up our APT repositories

First, add our GPG key which signs our binaries:

curl -L https://packagecloud.io/tyk/tyk-pump/gpgkey | 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 https://packagecloud.io/tyk/tyk-pump/ubuntu/ bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

echo "deb-src https://packagecloud.io/tyk/tyk-pump/ubuntu/ bionic main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

sudo apt-get update


bionic is the code name for Ubuntu 18.04. Please substitute it with your particular ubuntu release, e.g. focal.

What you’ve done here is:

  • Added the Tyk Pump repository
  • Updated our package list

Step 2: Install the Tyk Pump

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

sudo apt-get install -y tyk-pump

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

When Tyk Pump has 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 using three very simple commands.

Verify the origin key (optional)

Debian packages are signed with the repository keys. These keys are verified at the time of fetching the package and is taken care of by the apt infrastructure. These keys are controlled by PackageCloud, our repository provider. For an additional guarantee, it is possible to verify that the package was indeed created by Tyk by verifying the origin certificate that is attached to the package.

First, you have to fetch Tyk’s signing key and import it.

wget https://keyserver.tyk.io/tyk.io.deb.signing.key
gpg --import tyk.io.deb.signing.key

Then, you have to either,

  • sign the key with your ultimately trusted key
  • trust this key ultimately

The downloaded package will be available in /var/cache/apt/archives. Assuming you found the file tyk-gateway-2.9.3_amd64.deb there, you can verify the origin signature.

gpg --verify d.deb
gpg: Signature made Wed 04 Mar 2020 03:05:00 IST
gpg:                using RSA key F3781522A858A2C43D3BC997CA041CD1466FA2F8
gpg: Good signature from "Team Tyk (package signing) <[email protected]>" [ultimate]

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.


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/setup.sh --redishost=<hostname> --redisport=6379 --mongo=mongodb://<IP Address>/tyk_analytics


You need to replace <hostname> for --redishost=<hostname>, and <Postgres Host Name>,<Port>, <User>, <Password>, <DB> for --postgres="host=<Postgres Host Name> port=<Port> user=<User> password=<Password> dbname=<DB>" with your own values to run this script.

sudo /opt/tyk-pump/install/setup.sh --redishost=<hostname> --redisport=6379 --postgres="host=<Postgres Host Name> port=<Port> user=<User> password=<Password> dbname=<DB>"

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