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Discussion on: Explain API gateway to me like I’m five

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Brandin Chiu

An API gateway has two primary roles:

  • to provide a centralized controller for routing traffic to a single point to many other endpoints (both local and external).

  • to bundle and abstract common, business-agnostic functionality away from your services and into that centralized controller instead, such as authentication and rate limiting.

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