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API Gateway


What is it

API Gateway is a managed gateway service that, among other things, can handle end-user authentication and REST/gRPC transcoding.

When to use it

Assess API Gateway as a more managed alternative to ESPv2 (which needs to be deployed "manually" to Cloud Run).


Avoid using API Gateway or any other gateway for service-to-service communication. Prefer to call the Cloud Run service URLs directly.

Missing features

There are currently a few missing features that is preventing the API Gateway for working for our use cases:

Keep an eye on these issue tickets and use them to determine if the API Gateway is right for your use-case.

How to learn it