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Version: 2.5

How to build Apache APISIX

1. Install dependencies#

The runtime environment for Apache APISIX requires Nginx and etcd.

So before installation, please follow the different operating systems install Dependencies.

2. Install Apache APISIX#

You can install Apache APISIX in a variety of ways, including source code packages, Docker, and Luarocks.

Installation via source release#

You need to download the Apache source release first:

$ mkdir apisix-2.5$ wget$ tar zxvf apache-apisix-2.5-src.tgz -C apisix-2.5

Install the Lua libraries that the runtime depends on:

cd apisix-2.5make deps

Installation via RPM package (CentOS 7)#

sudo yum install -y

Installation via Luarocks (macOS not supported)#

Execute the following command in the terminal to complete the installation of APISIX (only recommended for developers):

Install the code for the master branch via a script

sudo sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Install the specified version via Luarocks:

# Install version 2.5sudo luarocks install --lua-dir=/path/openresty/luajit apisix 2.5
# old luarocks not support the `lua-dir` parameter, you can remove this optionsudo luarocks install apisix 2.5

3. Manage (start/stop) APISIX Server#

We can start the APISIX server by command make run in APISIX home folder, or we can stop APISIX server by command make stop.

# init nginx config file and etcd$ make init
# start APISIX server$ make run
# stop APISIX server$ make stop
# more actions find by `help`$ make helpMakefile rules:
    help:             Show Makefile rules    deps:             Installation dependencies    utils:            Installation tools    lint:             Lint Lua source code    init:             Initialize the runtime environment    run:              Start the apisix server    stop:             Stop the apisix server    verify:           Verify the configuration of apisix server    clean:            Remove generated files    reload:           Reload the apisix server    install:          Install the apisix (only for luarocks)    test:             Run the test case    license-check:    Check Lua source code for Apache License

Environment variable can be used to configure APISIX. Please take a look at conf/config.yaml to see how to do it.

4. Test#

  1. Install perl's package manager cpanminus first
  2. Then install test-nginx's dependencies via cpanm::sudo cpanm --notest Test::Nginx IPC::Run > build.log 2>&1 || (cat build.log && exit 1)
  3. Clone source code:git clone Note that we should use our fork.
  4. Load the test-nginx library with perl's prove command and run the test cases in the /t directory:
    • Set PERL5LIB for perl module: export PERL5LIB=.:$PERL5LIB
    • Run the test cases: make test
    • To set the path of nginx to run the test cases: TEST_NGINX_BINARY=/usr/local/bin/openresty prove -Itest-nginx/lib -r t

Troubleshoot Testing#

Set Nginx Path

  • If you run in to an issue Error unknown directive "lua_package_path" in /API_ASPIX/apisix/t/servroot/conf/nginx.conf make sure to set openresty as default nginx. And export the path as below.
  • export PATH=/usr/local/openresty/nginx/sbin:$PATH
    • Linux default installation path:
      • export PATH=/usr/local/openresty/nginx/sbin:$PATH
    • OSx default installation path via homebrew:
      • export PATH=/usr/local/opt/openresty/nginx/sbin:$PATH

Run Individual Test Cases

  • Use the following command to run test cases constrained to a file:
    • prove -Itest-nginx/lib -r t/plugin/openid-connect.t

5. Update Admin API token to protect Apache APISIX#

Changes the apisix.admin_key in the file conf/config.yaml and restart the service. Here is an example:

apisix:  # ... ...  admin_key    -      name: "admin"      key: abcdefghabcdefgh      role: admin

When calling the Admin API, key can be used as a token.

$ curl -iHTTP/1.1 200 OKDate: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:48:04 GMTContent-Type: text/plain... ...{"node":{...},"action":"get"}
$ curl -iHTTP/1.1 401 UnauthorizedDate: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:17:58 GMTContent-Type: text/html... ...{"node":{...},"action":"get"}

6. Build OpenResty for APISIX#

Some features require you to build OpenResty with extra Nginx modules. If you need those features, you can build OpenResty with this build script.