Kong Gateway

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Kong Gateway (also referred as Kong or Kong API Gateway) is a cloud-native, platform-agnostic, scalable API Gateway distinguished for its high performance and extensibility via plugins. By providing functionality for proxying, routing, load balancing, health checking, authentication (and more), Kong Gateway serves as the central layer for orchestrating microservices or conventional API traffic.

Release Released Support Enterprise Support Latest
3.6 2 months and 2 weeks ago
(09 Feb 2024)
Yes Ends in 9 months
(15 Feb 2025)
3.6.1
(04 Mar 2024)
3.5 5 months and 2 weeks ago
(08 Nov 2023)
Ended 2 months and 1 week ago
(15 Feb 2024)
Ends in 6 months and 2 weeks
(08 Nov 2024)
3.5.0
(08 Nov 2023)
3.4 (LTS) 8 months ago
(09 Aug 2023)
Yes Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(09 Aug 2026)
3.4.2
(12 Oct 2023)
3.3 11 months ago
(18 May 2023)
Ended 8 months ago
(09 Aug 2023)
Ends in 3 weeks and 4 days
(18 May 2024)
3.3.1
(11 Jul 2023)
3.2 1 year and 2 months ago
(20 Feb 2023)
Ended 11 months ago
(18 May 2023)
Ended 2 months ago
(21 Feb 2024)
3.2.2
(16 Mar 2023)
3.1 1 year and 4 months ago
(06 Dec 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(21 Feb 2023)
Ended 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(06 Dec 2023)
3.1.1
(09 Dec 2022)
3.0 1 year and 7 months ago
(12 Sep 2022)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(09 Dec 2022)
Ended 7 months ago
(12 Sep 2023)
3.0.2
(09 Dec 2022)
2.8 (LTS) 2 years ago
(01 Mar 2022)
Yes Ends in 10 months
(01 Mar 2025)
2.8.4
(20 Sep 2023)

This page is about the Community Edition of Kong Gateway, which serves as the foundation of the Enterprise Edition.

Kong Gateway follows Semantic Versioning. The Community Edition does not have a clearly defined release policy but, looking at the recent history, minor versions are released every 10 weeks and supported until the next minor release. Some minor versions are also designated LTS and supported much longer.

Extended support by Kong Inc. is also available with Kong Gateway Enterprise Edition. With this edition there is 1 year of support for minor versions and 3 years for LTS versions. This edition also follows a different versioning scheme with a fourth number called Enterprise Patch Version ({MAJOR}.{MINOR}.{PATCH}.{ENTERPRISE_PATCH}).

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/kong-gateway.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/kong-gateway.ics.