Start by downloading the corresponding package for your configuration:

YUM Repositories

You can also install Kong via YUM; follow the instructions on the "Set Me Up" section on the page below.


  1. Enable the EPEL repository

    Before installing Kong, you need to install the epel-release package for right version of your operating system, so that Kong can fetch all the required dependencies:

    $ EL_VERSION=`cat /etc/redhat-release | grep -oE '[0-9]+\.[0-9]+'` && \
      sudo yum install${EL_VERSION%.*}.noarch.rpm
  2. Install Kong

    If you are downloading the package, execute:

    $ sudo yum install kong-community-edition-0.11.1.*.noarch.rpm --nogpgcheck
  3. Prepare your database

    Configure Kong so it can connect to your database. Kong supports both PostgreSQL 9.4+ and Cassandra 3.x.x as its datastore.

    If you are using Postgres, please provision a database and a user before starting Kong, ie:


    Now, run the Kong migrations:

    $ kong migrations up [-c /path/to/kong.conf]

    Note: migrations should never be run concurrently; only one Kong nodes should be performing migrations at a time.

  4. Start Kong

    $ kong start [-c /path/to/kong.conf]
  5. Use Kong

    Kong is running:

    $ curl -i http://localhost:8001/

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