Open Source API Gateway

Unrivaled REST, SOAP and GraphQL capability – in your hands

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The Tyk Open Source API Gateway puts the power in your hands

Our API Gateway is secure, lightweight and highly performant. And it’s yours for free, forever.

Legacy systems, REST, GraphQL, Kubernetes… whatever your architecture looks like, our 100% open source Gateway will enable you to achieve what you need to with ease. 

Deploy the Tyk stack anywhere to enjoy blistering performance and complete power and access control over your requests and responses, with no feature lockout. Ever.

The open source API Gateway you can trust. 

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Get your services out into the world

Open up your services to the world by letting the Tyk API Gateway do the hard work. Scale horizontally and vertically, rapidly and easily. 

Tyk’s Gateway handles tens of thousands of requests per second with minimal introduced latency, freeing you up to focus on what you do best.

Open source code that puts you in control

We’ve built Tyk from the ground up. There’s no third party software to manage or black box to install – just open source code that provides you will full oversight and complete control

With the Tyk API Gateway, you can write your own custom, pluggable middleware and transform requests at every level – it’s simple to integrate or extend Tyk however you need.

Cloud-native power at your fingertips

You can deploy the Tyk stack anywhere, then integrate, automate, scale and build resilience in line with microservice patterns and principles. 

Why use a bloated monolith to deliver microservices when you can opt for our lightweight Gateway instead?

Secure, customisable API management solutions

With Tyk, you can make your business better. Secure, customisable and fully extensible, our Gateway puts efficient API management in your hands, no matter how large or complex your enterprise may be.

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Take control of your data 

Open up your services with the power of open source

It’s time to trust your data with Tyk. Requiring only a small Redis database to be effective, Tyk can give you the control you’ve been missing.

Use the Tyk Gateway to unlock your organisation’s potential and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s happening to your data.

With no feature lockout, you always know where you stand. The Tyk Gateway is 100% open source, now and forever. How much could your business save by switching to open source?

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Extraordinary open source API management tools

We believe that Tyk is the most capable, accessible and powerful API Gateway on the market

Delivering maximum business benefits

Widely adopted, regularly updated and with a community of contributors, our battle-tested API Gateway is ready to make your business better.

Dynamically extensible to meet your needs

The Tyk Gateway has a built-in JSVM engine, embedded Python interpreter and gRPC plugins, which can be written almost in any language. Connect, create and control to your heart’s content.

Software agnostic to the core

Our Gateway doesn’t rely on any closed-source software. That means you can see precisely what you’re getting, all of the time. And all without it costing you a bean. 

Open source is the future of managing APIs

Software can be expensive, opaque and immutable. But it doesn’t have to be – there is a better way. The Tyk Gateway enables you to take control like never before, through:


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

Quotas and rate limiting

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.

Version control

Manage the lifecycle of your APIs using Tyk’s powerful API versioning and sunsetting capabilities.

Mock out APIs

Use our API controls to mock out versions before release, making it easier than ever to start with Tyk.

Notifications and events

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

Detailed monitoring and API analytics

The Tyk API Gateway supports standards based instrumentation 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. Native connectors via the Open Source Tyk Pump for your business intelligence tooling, including Data Dog, splunk, prometheus, and Graphana, to mention a few.

GraphQL out of the box

Tyk Gateway supports GraphQL natively. Secure your Graph and apply complex, granular access policies to queries, including rate limiting, quotas, field-level permissions, query-depth guarantees and detailed analytics.

Committed to backwards compatibility

Seamlessly update and roll back the Tyk stack with no need for complex database migrations – it just works!

Once you unlock the power of open source, using the Tyk API Gateway either as a self-managed or cloud service, you can start reaping the rewards. You also have the knowledge of an entire community at your disposal.

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Case study – Alyce

A consistent entry point for all API endpoints, including internal applications, back-office applications and external customers

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