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Introduction to Traefik Hub

Kubernetes-Native API Management


Traefik Hub & API Management

Traefik Hub is the industry’s first Kubernetes-native API Management solution for publishing, securing, and managing APIs.

Traefik Hub, purpose-built for K8s environments and GitOps workflows, drastically simplifies and accelerates the API lifecycle management, so organizations experience quick time to value, unleash workforce productivity, and can focus on building great applications.

Key Capabilities of Traefik Hub

Publish, Secure, and Manage Any API

Managing APIs becomes hassle-free. Wherever they are hosted, you can publish, secure and manage them from their URLs or leverage the built-in auto-discovery to catalog all available Kubernetes microservices.
Regardless of the Kubernetes distribution, across hybrid, multi-cloud, or edge environments, or your choice of ingress controller, Traefik Hub lets you manage APIs at scale, the Kubernetes-native and fully declarative way.

Traefik Hub's full GitOps compliance further ensures deployment standardization, speed, and compliance.

  • Flexible API grouping and versioning with rate-limiting and security controls
  • Fully GitOps compliant, 100% declarative, and CRDs-driven operations

Self-serve API Portal for Developers

Traefik Hub API portal provides API owners and administrators complete freedom to organize their API assets through both point-and-click and GitOps (fully declarative, CRD-based) mechanisms.
In addition, the developer-friendly API portal offers vital self-serve capabilities such as API discovery, documentation, testing, and access control along with error and usage analytics.

  • Portal RBAC (role-based access control)
  • OpenAPI Specifications (OAS) 2.0 & 3.0 support
  • Customizable API Developer Portal with white label support

Central Control Plane for Unified Management and Observability

Traefik Hub's central control plane offers a single management point for all APIs, users, and infrastructure components, thereby reducing errors & inconsistencies while maximizing operational efficiency.
API owners and Developers get a single source of truth to manage and observe the adoption, performance and security of their most valuable API assets.

  • Access Control (OIDC, JWT) and Rate limiting
  • OpenTelemetry support
  • Plug-ins support (WASM-based and Go-based)