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Contour is an Ingress controller for Kubernetes that works by deploying the Envoy proxy as a reverse proxy and load balancer. Contour supports dynamic configuration updates out of the box while maintaining a lightweight profile.

Contour also introduces a new ingress API [HTTPProxy][2] which is implemented via a Custom Resource Definition (CRD). Its goal is to expand upon the functionality of the Ingress API to allow for a richer user experience as well as solve shortcomings in the original design.


Contour is tested with Kubernetes clusters running version [1.16 and later][4].

RBAC must be enabled on your cluster.

Get started

Getting started with Contour is as simple as one command. See the [Getting Started][3] document.

[2]: {% link docs/v1.12.0/config/ %} [3]: {% link %} [4]: {% link _resources/ %}

Ready to try Contour?

Read our getting started documentation.