Out of the Box

Tyk API Management platform includes an API dashboard, developer portal and powerful analytics, out of the box on Cloud or Self Managed.

Full out of the box features list

No need to maintain forks, third party dependencies, or purchase SaaS add-ons. Just download the free Open Source API Gateway, register for a free trial licence for Tyk dashboard, and get started with API Management, no credit-card required.

The open source gateway is free forever.

  1. Detailed Monitoring and Analytics

    Tyk Open Source API Gateway records detailed analytics about how your APIs are being used. View hourly data that can be easily segmented, track upstream latency and chart it for each API you are managing.


  2. API Developer Portal

    Publish your managed APIs to your customisable, mobile-enabled API portal and let developers manage their own keys, sign up and enroll to your APIs, with a flexible workflow and developer analytics.


  3. API Documentation

    Publish your API Documentation to your portal using Swagger (OpenAPI 2.0 and 3.0 JSON files are supported) or API Blueprint. Let users interact with your API using Swagger UI’s sandbox right from your portal.


  4. Containerisation and DevOps built in.

    Docker and K8s fully supported. Plug into your existing CI/CD pipeline with Tyk-Git open source component, Jenkins, etc.


  5. Quotas and Rate Limiting

    Control your REST and GraphQL APIs, set rate limiting, request throttling, and auto-renewing request quotas, on a per-api basis, or globally, to manage how your users access your API via the Open Source API Gateway.


  6. Authentication

    Tyk Open Source API Gateway supports access tokens, HMAC request signing, JSON Web tokens, Mutual TLS, OpenID Connect, basic auth, LDAP, Social OAuth (e.g. GPlus, Twitter, Github) and legacy Basic Authentication providers.


  7. Mock out APIs

    Use our API controls to mock out API versions before release. Import API Blueprints from Apiary or Swagger to make it easier than ever to start with Tyk.


  8. Notifications and Events

    Use our event system to hook into existing infrastructure and get up-to-the-minute notifications when key events happen on your services, APIs, portals or developers.


  9. On-the-fly Transforms & Virtual Endpoints

    Inject proprietary headers and transform inbound and outbound request data using our simple template and middleware system. Create AWS Lambda-style programatic endpoints in JavaScript to orchestrate service responses.

    Docs 1 and Docs 2

  10. Microservice Focus

    Circuit breakers, hard timeouts, service discovery and load balancing, all designed to integrate your microservices.


  11. GraphQL and the Universal Data Graph

    A quick, code-free way to create GraphQL endpoints that intelligently combine multiple data sources, from other GraphQL endpoints, REST services, Databases, a Message Bus or even a spreadsheet.

    Universal Data Graph

  12. API Sharding

    Split APIs across clusters and data centers with Tyk’s flexible tagging and segmentation features.


  13. Service Discovery

    Use Tyk with Consul, Etcd, Eureka and many others to enable auto-configuring, self-healing APIs.


  14. and more...

    Take a look at our comprehensive documentation, or contact the team at Tyk to learn about all of the features the Tyk Professional API Management platform offers.


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