What is Express Gateway?
Who uses Express Gateway?
Express Gateway Integrations
Why developers like Express Gateway?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Express Gateway in their tech stack.
We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.Contenders
We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.Decision
We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.Outcome
We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway
Lightweight easy to use Express Gateway. Based on Express and thousands of plug ins gives it great flexibility to provide API gateway functionality both on premise and public cloud providers.
Express Gateway's Features
- API Management
- JSON Web Token (JWT)
- Custom Plugins
- Consumer Mgmt
- YAML Driven
- REST API
- Built-in Policies
- Hot Reload and Restart
- Actions & Conditions