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Introducing the Inigo Kong Plugin: Elevate Your Kong Gateway’s GraphQL API Management

Eric Murphy·

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the Inigo Kong Plugin, designed to provide deep GraphQL observability, security, and management for the Kong Gateway. As part of our commitment to enhancing the capabilities of API gateways, the Inigo Kong Plugin is set to revolutionize how you manage, observe, and secure your GraphQL APIs when running the Kong Gateway. Look for Inigo in the Kong Plugin Hub soon, but if you’re ready to get started, contact us about an early-access trial (details below).

A New Level of GraphQL Observability and Security

GraphQL has become a cornerstone of modern API architectures and introduces new observability, security, and management challenges. The Inigo Kong Plugin is precisely engineered to address these challenges, offering unparalleled insights and control over your GraphQL traffic.

How the Inigo Kong Plugin Stands Out

While existing Kong GraphQL plugins like Degraphql, GraphQL Proxy Caching Advanced, and GraphQL Rate Limiting Advanced offer valuable functionalities, the Inigo Kong Plugin covers a different use case by providing a unified solution that goes deeper into observability, enhanced security, and more comprehensive management capabilities, makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to take their GraphQL API management to the next level.

Out-of-the-Box Features with the Inigo Kong Plugin

Using the Inigo Kong Plugin instantly gives you access to a comprehensive suite of out-of-the-box features to streamline your GraphQL API management. These features include:

  • Real-Time Analytics: Monitor and analyze GraphQL traffic in real time, gaining insights into query performance and usage patterns. Identify slow queries, error rates, and user behaviors to optimize API performance.
  • Security and Compliance: Implement advanced security measures such as query protections, rate limiting, and user authentication while ensuring compliance. Schema Management: Use tools for schema introspection, validation, and linting to maintain the integrity and quality of your GraphQL schemas. Automatically detect and alert on breaking changes to avoid service disruptions.
  • Developer Tools: Leverage the Inigo CLI for configuration-as-code, CI/CD integrations, and automated testing to streamline development workflows. Facilitate continuous deployment and ensure all schema changes are tested and validated before going live.
  • Integration and Extensibility: Seamlessly integrate with existing tools and infrastructure, enabling flexible and scalable API management solutions.

Seamless Integration with Existing Kong Deployments

One of the key advantages of the Inigo Kong Plugin is its seamless integration with existing Kong deployments. This makes adopting Inigo using your current Kong Gateway infrastructure easy without requiring changes to the GraphQL services behind Kong. The plugin is designed to fit naturally into your existing setup, allowing you to leverage Inigo's advanced features without disrupting your current operations.

Kong Inigo Plugin Architecture


The Inigo Kong Plugin represents a significant advancement in GraphQL observability, security, and management for the Kong Gateway. By leveraging the power of the Inigo agent and connecting to Inigo's cloud-based GraphQL management suite and developer tools, this plugin offers unique advantages that set it apart from existing solutions. We invite you to explore the benefits of the Inigo Kong Plugin and join our early access program to experience its capabilities firsthand. Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for the official launch in the Kong Plugin Hub.

For more information and to request early access, please contact us at [email protected].

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