Installation

GatewayD binaries are currently available for Windows, Linux-based distributions and macOS. It is also available as a Docker image.

Installing GatewayD

All GatewayD releases are available in the GitHub repository as standalone binaries for Linux and macOS platforms.

Binary releases

GatewayD releases are available as standalone binaries for Linux, Windows and macOS platforms.

Download and extract the archive for your platform, then place the gatewayd(.exe) binary in your PATH to run it from any location. The gatewayd.yaml and gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration files are located next to the gatewayd binary in the downloaded archive. These are the default global and plugins configuration files for GatewayD. Extract them to your desired location and use them as a starting point for your configuration.

For Linux-based distributions, you can use the following commands to download and extract the archive:

curl -L https://github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/releases/download/v0.9.6/gatewayd-linux-amd64-v0.9.6.tar.gz | tar zxvf -

For macOS, you can use the following commands to download and extract the archive:

curl -L https://github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/releases/download/v0.9.6/gatewayd-darwin-amd64-v0.9.6.tar.gz | tar zxvf -

For Windows, you can use the following commands to download and extract the archive:

curl -L https://github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/releases/download/v0.9.6/gatewayd-windows-amd64-v0.9.6.zip -o gatewayd-windows-amd64-v0.9.6.zip
unzip gatewayd-windows-amd64-v0.9.6.zip -d gatewayd

Note that the above commands download the latest release of GatewayD for amd64 architecture. To download the latest (or a specific) release of GatewayD for arm64 architecture, replace amd64 with arm64 in the above commands and replace the version number in the URL with the desired version number. It is always recommended to use the latest release of GatewayD and its plugins.

APT and RPM packages

Alternatively, GatewayD is available as APT and RPM packages for Linux distributions. These packages include the gatewayd binary and the default global and plugins configuration files. The gatewayd binary will be installed in /usr/bin/gatewayd and the configuration files will be installed in /etc as /etc/gatewayd.yaml and /etc/gatewayd_plugins.yaml.

Install APT package

Download the .deb package and install it using dpkg:

curl -L https://github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/releases/download/v0.9.6/gatewayd_0.9.6_amd64.deb -o gatewayd_0.9.6_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i gatewayd_0.9.6_amd64.deb

Install RPM package

Download the .rpm package and install it using rpm:

curl -L https://github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/releases/download/v0.9.6/gatewayd-0.9.6-1.x86_64.rpm -o gatewayd-0.9.6-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo rpm -i gatewayd-0.9.6-1.x86_64.rpm

Docker image

GatewayD is also available as a Docker image. The image is available on Docker Hub and GitHub Container Registry.

To run GatewayD using Docker, you can use the following command, considering that the gatewayd.yaml and gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration files and plugins are located in the current working directory on the host machine. The server will be available on port 15432 on the host machine and the container will be removed after it exits.

docker run -v ./:/opt -p 15432:15432 --rm gatewaydio/gatewayd:latest run --config /opt/gatewayd.yaml --plugins-config /opt/gatewayd_plugins.yaml

The same image can be used to install plugins. The plugins will be installed in the plugins directory in the current working directory on the host machine.

docker run -v ./:/opt --rm gatewaydio/gatewayd:latest plugin install github.com/<organization>/<plugin-name>@<version> --plugins-config /opt/gatewayd_plugins.yaml

In the above examples, the image from Docker Hub is used. To use the image from GitHub Container Registry, replace gatewaydio/gatewayd:latest with ghcr.io/gatewayd-io/gatewayd:latest.

Docker Compose

For ease of use, a docker-compose file and a setup.sh are available, which starts a few services to demonstrate the capabilities of GatewayD. This is a good starting point to test GatewayD and its plugins.

Download and run the docker-compose file

To download and run the docker-compose and the setup files, use the following commands:

# Create a new directory and navigate to it
mkdir gatewayd && cd gatewayd
# Download the docker-compose file and the setup script
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/main/docker-compose.yaml -o docker-compose.yaml
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd/main/setup.sh -o setup.sh
# Run the docker-compose file
docker-compose up -d

The above commands will download the docker-compose.yaml file and the setup.sh script from the GitHub repository and start the services. The setup.sh script will install the cache plugin and update the gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration file. The docker-compose.yaml file will start the services as follows:

  1. A transient service that installs the cache plugin
  2. PostgreSQL database
  3. Redis
  4. GatewayD with the cache plugin

Exposed ports and services

GatewayD will expose a few ports that will be available on the host machine. The ports are one-to-one mapped to the container’s ports.

Port Service Name Endpoints/Services/Protocols Description
15432 GatewayD server Postgres Wire Protocol GatewayD server for PostgreSQL clients to connect to
9090 Prometheus metrics http://localhost:9090/metrics Prometheus metrics
18080 GatewayD HTTP gateway http://localhost:18080/swagger-ui/
http://localhost:18080/healthz
API documentation and health check
19090 GatewayD gRPC API api.v1.GatewayDAdminAPIService
grpc.health.v1.Health
grpc.reflection.v1.ServerReflection
grpc.reflection.v1alpha.ServerReflection
gRPC API with reflection enabled. Use grpcurl, grpc-client-cli or any other gRPC client to interact with it

Test the services

To test the services, you can use the following commands:

docker exec -it postgres-test psql postgresql://postgres:postgres@${DOCKER_HOST}:5432/postgres -c "\d"

Since the database is just created, no relations exist, which is expected. You can change the configuration of the services in the gatewayd.yaml and gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration files inside the gatewayd-files directory.

Stop and remove the services

To stop and remove the services, use the following command:

docker-compose down

Installing plugins

Plugins are available as standalone binaries for different platforms. These binaries are available in their GitHub repositories and are distributed as archives that contain the binary and the default configuration file for the plugin. The README file and the LICENSE file might also be included in the archive.

There are currently four ways to install plugins using the gatewayd plugin install subcommand:

  1. Providing the plugins configuration file with the plugins’ URLs and versions.
  2. Using the GitHub URL of the plugin plus the version.
  3. Using the already downloaded archive of the plugin.
  4. Manually downloading, extracting and placing the plugins’ binaries in your desired location and updating the plugins configuration file.

1. Using the plugins configuration file

In the gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration file, you can specify the URLs and versions of the plugins that you want to install. The gatewayd plugin install subcommand will download the archives of the plugins from the specified URLs and extract them to the plugins directory in the current working directory and will also update the gatewayd_plugins.yaml configuration file.

gatewayd plugin install

2. Using the GitHub URL of the plugin plus the version

You can also install plugins using the GitHub URL of the plugin plus the version. The gatewayd plugin install subcommand will download the archive of the plugin from the specified URL and extract it to the plugins directory in the current working directory.

gatewayd plugin install github.com/<organization>/<plugin-name>@<version>

For example, to install the gatewayd-plugin-cache plugin:

gatewayd plugin install github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd-plugin-cache@latest

You can also specify that you want to pull only and you don’t want to extract the archive of the plugin.

gatewayd plugin install --pull-only github.com/gatewayd-io/gatewayd-plugin-cache@latest

3. Using the already downloaded archive of the plugin

You can also install plugins using the already downloaded archive of the plugin or using the --pull-only flag explained above. The gatewayd plugin install subcommand will extract the archive of the plugin to the plugins directory in the current working directory. The --name flag is mandatory when using this method and it must be the same as the name of the plugin.

gatewayd plugin install --name <plugin-name> <path-to-archive>

4. Manually downloading, extracting and placing the plugins’ binaries in your desired location

You can manually download, extract and place the plugins’ binaries in your desired location that is accessible to GatewayD via the plugins configuration file, aka. gatewayd_plugins.yaml. Then you must update the plugins configuration file with the desired plugin’s configuration that is available in the plugin’s repository as gatewayd_plugin.yaml (or inside the archive file of the plugin). Checksum files are also available in the plugin’s repository as release assets and also inside the archive file of the plugin.

For more flags, please refer to the CLI page or just run gatewayd plugin install --help.

For more information about plugins, please refer to the plugins configuration and the plugins page.

Building GatewayD from source

To build GatewayD from source, you need to have Go installed on your system. GatewayD is built and tested with Go 1.20.

git clone [email protected]:gatewayd-io/gatewayd.git
cd gatewayd
make build-dev

The gatewayd binary will be built in the gatewayd (root) directory. You can run it from there.

./gatewayd run --dev

Alternatively, you can run it using make, which uses go run to run GatewayD:

make run