APISIX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes

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Apache APISIX for Kubernetes

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Use Apache APISIX for Kubernetes Ingress.

All configurations in apisix-ingress-controller are defined with Kubernetes CRDs (Custom Resource Definitions). Support configuring plugins, service registration discovery mechanism for upstreams, load balancing and more in Apache APISIX.

apisix-ingress-controller is an Apache APISIX control plane component. Currently it serves for Kubernetes clusters. In the future, we plan to separate the submodule to adapt to more deployment modes, such as virtual machine clusters.

The technical architecture of apisix-ingress-controller:


This project is currently general availability.


  • Declarative configuration for Apache APISIX with Custom Resource Definitions(CRDs), using k8s yaml struct with minimum learning curve.
  • Hot-reload during yaml apply.
  • Native Kubernetes Ingress (both v1 and v1beta1) support.
  • Auto register k8s endpoint to upstream (Apache APISIX) node.
  • Support load balancing based on pod (upstream nodes).
  • Out of box support for node health check.
  • Plug-in extension supports hot configuration and immediate effect.
  • Support SSL and mTLS for routes.
  • Support traffic split and canary deployments.
  • Support TCP 4 layer proxy.
  • Ingress controller itself as a pluggable hot-reload component.
  • Multi-cluster configuration distribution.

More about comparison among multiple Ingress Controllers.

Get started


Apisix ingress controller requires Kubernetes version 1.16+. Because we used CustomResourceDefinition v1 stable API. From the version 1.0.0, APISIX-ingress-controller need to work with Apache APISIX version 2.7+.

Works with APISIX Dashboard

Currently, APISIX Ingress Controller automatically manipulates some APISIX resources, which is not very compatible with APISIX Dashboard. In addition, users should not modify resources labeled managed-by: apisix-ingress-controllers via APISIX Dashboard.

Internal Architecture

Apache APISIX Ingress vs. Kubernetes Ingress Nginx


We welcome all kinds of contributions from the open-source community, individuals and partners.

How to contribute

Most of the contributions that we receive are code contributions, but you can also contribute to the documentation or simply report solid bugs for us to fix.

For new contributors, please take a look at issues with a tag called Good first issue or Help wanted.

How to report a bug

  • Ensure the bug was not already reported by searching on GitHub under Issues.

  • If you're unable to find an open issue addressing the problem, open a new one. Be sure to include a title and clear description, as much relevant information as possible, and a code sample or an executable test case demonstrating the expected behavior that is not occurring.

Contributor over time

Contributor over time



  • More todos will display in issues

User stories



  • Ingress APISIX: the whole service that contains the proxy (Apache APISIX) and ingress controller (apisix ingress controller).
  • apisix-ingress-controller: the ingress controller component.