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Ansible

Requirements

  • Ansible is required to run the following commands. Instructions on how install Tyk CE with shell is in the Shell tab.
  • Ensure port 8080 is open: this is used in this guide for Gateway traffic (the API traffic to be proxied).

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 initalization script to initialize 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-ce

$ ansible-playbook playbook.yaml -t tyk-ce -t redis

You can choose to not install Redis by removing the -t redis. However Redis is a requirment and needs to be installed for the gateway to run.

Supported Distributions

Distribution Version Supported
Amazon Linux 2
CentOS 8
CentOS 7
Debian 10
Debian 9
RHEL 8
RHEL 7
Ubuntu 21
Ubuntu 20
Ubuntu 18
Ubuntu 16

Variables

  • vars/tyk.yaml
Variable Default Comments
secrets.APISecret 352d20ee67be67f6340b4c0605b044b7 API secret
secrets.AdminSecret 12345 Admin secret
redis.host Redis server host if different than the hosts url
redis.port 6379 Redis server listening port
redis.pass Redis server password
redis.enableCluster false Enable if redis is running in cluster mode
redis.storage.database 0 Redis server database
redis.tls false Enable if redis connection is secured with SSL
gateway.service.host Gateway server host if different than the hosts url
gateway.service.port 8080 Gateway server listening port
gateway.service.proto http Gateway server protocol
gateway.service.tls false Set to true to enable SSL connections
gateway.sharding.enabled false Set to true to enable filtering (sharding) of APIs
gateway.sharding.tags The tags to use when filtering (sharding) Tyk Gateway nodes. Tags are processed as OR operations. If you include a non-filter tag (e.g. an identifier such as node-id-1, this will become available to your Dashboard analytics)
  • vars/redis.yaml
Variable Default Comments
redis_bind_interface 0.0.0.0 Binding address of Redis

Read more about Redis configuration here.