High performance ingress controller for Kubernetes

Contour is an open source Kubernetes ingress controller providing the control plane for the Envoy edge and service proxy.‚Äč Contour supports dynamic configuration updates and multi-team ingress delegation out of the box while maintaining a lightweight profile.

Built for Kubernetes
Built for Kubernetes

Quickly deploy cloud-native applications using the flexible and innovative IngressRoute API.

Dynamic Reconfiguration
Dynamic Reconfiguration

Update Envoy configurations as the ingress and underlying elements change, without restarting the load balancer.

Secure Ingress Delegation
Secure Ingress Delegation

Safely delegate ingress configuration to protect service access on multi-team Kubernetes clusters.

Introduction to Contour

Read an overview of the Contour project, including key use cases and how to get involved.

Learn how Contour is used for advanced traffic routing

Read about using Contour for blue-green application deployments.

Features

Envoy Inside
Envoy Inside

Contour is built as the control plane for Envoy, the high performance L7 proxy and load balancer

TLS Certificate Delegation
TLS Certificate Delegation

Administrators can delegate wildcard certificate access securely

Flexible Architecture
Flexible Architecture

Contour can be deployed as either a Kubernetes deployment or daemonset

Blog Highlights

Secure xDS Server Communication with Contour v0.14
Kind-ly running Contour
Kind-ly running Contour
This blog post demonstrates how to install kind, create a cluster, deploy Contour, and then deploy a sample application, all locally on your machine.
Routing Traffic to Applications in Kubernetes with Contour

The Contour Team

Contour is released as open source software and provides community support through our GitHub project page. If you encounter an issue or have a question, feel free to reach out on the GitHub issues page for Contour.

The Contour project team welcomes contributions from the community, please see our contributing documentation.

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Dave Cheney

Tech Lead

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Nick Young

Engineer

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Steve Sloka

Engineer

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Tim Hinderliter

Engineering Manager

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Tom Spoonemore

Product Manager

Getting Started

To help you get started, see the documentation.