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Jan 1, 0001

Overview

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 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.

Prerequisites

Contour is tested with Kubernetes clusters running version [1.15 and later][4], but should work with earlier versions where Custom Resource Definitions are supported (Kubernetes 1.7+).

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.

[3]: {% link getting-started.md %} [4]: {% link _resources/compatibility-matrix.md %}

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Ready to try Contour?

Read our getting started documentation.