I’ve run into a rut and was hoping someone here could give me a tip. We are in the works of running Kong as our API-gateway, but before we can do it properly we need to figure out how to link our
User -> Kong -> Service API, where we are running a bunch of different services in the back end.
The problem is: each service is using a different API key/Athentication method for each user.
Preferably, if possible, we’d like to have it as follows:
api.ourkong/servicename with one key specific for Kong -> Kong checks the key, and if correct routes the call to the correct service + adds the user-specific key/authentication for the service in question.
This will require storing the keys somewhere (or getting them from the service using the service API), which could either be done using some plugin (if it exists) or by routing to a “middleman” service which handles the storing or getting of the keys (if such a “middleman” plugin exists for Kong).
Has anyone dealt with something similar, and if so how have you solved it?
Would the best solution simply be to force the user to supply the different keys for the different services, if it’s not possible to solve the “one-to-many” key exchange idea?
Happy for any help or ideas,