That’s right, the long awaited version 2.2 release is finally here, we’ve been cleaning up, adding features and most importantly, making Tyk easier to use.
Now features some pretty cool new features:
- OAuth now has support for the client credentials flow
- It is now possible to use generative security policies with OAuth clients, that means no more needing to send any session data back to Tyk!
- XML support for inbound and outbound body transforms
- Context Variables: Get quick and easy access to request data across a variety of middleware, data such as requester IP, form data, headers, path parts and other meta data, all available to the transform middleware
- Partitioned Policies: Now you can have policies only affect one part of a token instead of all elements, for those who have very complex sales strategies or quota allocation strategies, this makes it much easier to manage. So instead of having to grant ACL, Quota and Rate Limit rules in one go, you can just grant ACL rules, or Quota rules, or both.
- Normalised URLs in analytics: With this latest update you can normalise the URLs in your analytics to remove those pesky UUIDs and Numeric IDs for more meaningful data
We’ve left this for last, because we’re pretty happy about this, Tyk now transparently supports Websocket proxying as part of your APIs, and these can be protected by the same mechanisms that currently protect your existing APIs, be that Bearer tokens, our Circuit Breaker, or our Load Balancer, the websocket proxy is transparent and will “just work”.
The dashboard now has a UI for all of the above features, but the biggest change you will find is our new i18n support. That’s right, Tyk Dashboard now has language-pack capability.
To get things started up, we’ve translated the UI into Simplified Chinese and Korean, and have made the language packs available as an open source repository here.
That’s right, it means that it is easy and dynamic to add a new language to Tyk (or to change the wording of the UI if it doesn’t suit you). All of this is configurable and easy to deploy, so have at it.
This update has been a small one for us, because we’re trying to make smaller, more effective releases that help our community and users instead of breaking things. We’ve got some pretty major features in the pipeline coming up, but our real focus will be on stabilising the platform.
As always, Tyk is available on our apt, yum and docker repositories!
Martin & The Tyk Team.