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Version: 1.8.0

Configuring Ingress with Kubernetes Gateway API

This tutorial will walk you through on how you can configure APISIX Ingress with the Kubernetes Gateway API.

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Before you move on, make sure you have access to a Kubernetes cluster. This tutorial uses minikube.

Install Gateway API CRDs#

Kubernetes does not have the Gateway API CRDs installed out of the box. You can install it manually by running:

kubectl apply -f

Install APISIX Ingress and Enable Gateway API#

You can install APISIX and APISIX Ingress controller with Helm. To enable APISIX Ingress controller to work with the Gateway API, you can set the flag --set ingress-controller.config.kubernetes.enableGatewayAPI=true as shown below:

helm repo add apisix
helm repo add bitnami
helm repo update
kubectl create ns ingress-apisix
helm install apisix apisix/apisix --namespace ingress-apisix \
--set service.type=NodePort \
--set ingress-controller.enabled=true \
--set ingress-controller.config.apisix.serviceNamespace=ingress-apisix \
--set ingress-controller.config.kubernetes.enableGatewayAPI=true

Deploy httpbin#

We will deploy a sample service, kennethreitz/httpbin, for this tutorial.

You can deploy it to your Kubernetes cluster by running:

kubectl run httpbin --image kennethreitz/httpbin --port 80
kubectl expose pod httpbin --port 80

Configuring Ingress#

We will use the HTTPRoute API to define Ingress. The example below shows a sample configuration that creates a Route to the httpbin service:

kind: HTTPRoute
name: httpbin-route
- matches:
- path:
type: PathPrefix
value: /
- name: httpbin
port: 80

This configuration will route all requests with host to the httpbin service.

You can apply it by running:

kubectl apply -f httpbin-ingress.yaml

Test the created Routes#

If you followed along and used minikube and NodePort service to expose APISIX, you can access it through the Node IP of the service apisix-gateway. If the Node IP is not reachable directly (if you are on Darwin, Windows, or WSL), you can create a tunnel to access the service on your machine:

minikube service apisix-gateway --url -n ingress-apisix

Now, you can send a GET request to the created Route and it will be Routed to the httpbin service:

curl --location --request GET "localhost:57687/get?foo1=bar1&foo2=bar2" -H "Host:"

You will receive a response similar to:

"args": {
"foo1": "bar1",
"foo2": "bar2"
"headers": {
"Accept": "*/*",
"Host": "",
"User-Agent": "curl/7.84.0",
"X-Forwarded-Host": ""
"origin": "",
"url": ""