How to run Kong API Gateway using docker containers?

I am very new to Kong API Gateway, and am currently attempting to run a Kong container with PostgreSQL as my database container.

How can i achieve this?


  • 1. Start your database:

     $ docker run -d --name kong-database \
                      -p 5432:5432 \
                      -e "POSTGRES_USER=kong" \
                      -e "POSTGRES_DB=kong" \

    2. Start Kong:

    Start a Kong container and link it to your database container, configuring the KONG_DATABASE environment variable with postgres.

    $ docker run -d --name kong \
                  --link kong-database:kong-database \
                  -e "KONG_DATABASE=postgres" \
                  -e "KONG_PG_HOST=kong-database" \
                  -p 8000:8000 \
                  -p 8443:8443 \
                  -p 8001:8001 \
                  -p 7946:7946 \
                  -p 7946:7946/udp \

    3.Verify Kong is running:

    $ curl