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Getting started with the admin UI#

This guide will explain how to use the admin UI to configure upstream applications, add plugins and set security configurations.

Dashboard - Kong Proxy Details#

The dashboard provides application credentials and configuration details, including the following:

  1. Global Info: shows the oxd OP Client credentials which is used to log in to GG UI. GG UI is just a UI to configure the Kong and plugins. which are protected using OpenID Connect flow. It shows the OXD Id, Client Id and Client Secret used by GG UI. This credentials has been created during installation step.

  2. Gateway: shows details about the Gateway itself. This is the details which are needed to hit the Kong proxy endpoint. After GG installation, some ports and endpoints are exposed:

    • Proxy endpoint: Exposed on 443 port. This is the endpoint which is globally exposed and will be hit by the end-users or client applications.
    • Admin API endpoint: This important endpoint is exposed by Kong. which is locally available on 8001 http and 8445 https. It is used to configure service, routes, consumers and plugins.
  3. Database Info: It shows you details about the Database that is used by Kong.

  4. Plugins: It displays all the plugins supported by the Gluu Gateway. When inactive, a plugin is shown as gray. When a plugin is added to an API/Consumer or globally, its name will turn green on the dashboard.

  5. The remaining subsections, Requests, Connections and Timers show real-time metrics for Gluu Gateway's health.


Info - Kong configuration details#

The Info section shows generic details about the Kong node. In short, it shows all the details provided by theKong Admin API Endpoint, which is http://localhost:8001. It shows every setting configured in /etc/kong/kong.conf file. Use this file to update the Kong proxy port, admin API port, SSL certificates and other Kong configurations.