Category Archives: Docker

run kong with compose

Here a simple docker-compose.yml file to get kong community up and running. It is configured to use postgresql that persists data to a local docker volume. All ports are mapped to localhost only and log goes to stdout/stderr.

version: '3.4'
services:
  kong-db:
    image: 'postgres:10.1'
    ports:
      - 127.0.0.1:5432:5432
    environment:
      POSTGRES_USER: kong
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: kong
      POSTGRES_DB: kong
      PGDATA: /var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata
    volumes:
      - db-volume:/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata
    healthcheck:
      test: 'echo "select 1" | psql -U kong kong || exit 1'
      interval: 1m
      timeout: 3s
      retries: 3
    restart: unless-stopped

  kong:
    image: 'kong:0.11.2'
    ports:
      - 127.0.0.1:8000:8000
      - 127.0.0.1:8443:8443
      - 127.0.0.1:8001:8001
      - 127.0.0.1:8444:8444
    environment:
      KONG_DATABASE: postgres
      KONG_PG_HOST: kong-db
      KONG_PG_DATABASE: kong
      KONG_PG_USER: kong
      KONG_PG_PASSWORD: kong
      KONG_PROXY_ACCESS_LOG: /dev/stdout
      KONG_ADMIN_ACCESS_LOG: /dev/stdout
      KONG_PROXY_ERROR_LOG: /dev/stderr
      KONG_ADMIN_ERROR_LOG: /dev/stderr
    links:
      - kong-db
# uncomment following line to run migrations for a new database
#    command: kong migrations up -v
    depends_on:
      - kong-db
    healthcheck:
      test: 'curl -f http://localhost:8001/status || exit 1'
      interval: 1m
      timeout: 3s
      retries: 3
    restart: unless-stopped

volumes:
  db-volume:

Attention: The kong container fails to start unless migrations are not run on the connected database. To do this simply uncomment the marked line and start the containers. With the command set the container will execute database migrations and stop with exit code 0. After that the line can be commented out again. Then you can start kong with the given file.