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Version: v2.15.x LTS

Routing Websocket based APIs

Routing Websocket based APIs

It is possible to route WebSocket APIs through the API Mediation Layer. For details about Websocket routing from the client side, see Routing with websockets.

To accept Websockets, it is necessary that the API Mediation Layer know that a Websocket connection is required. This is done when the issuer of the call adds the (/ws/...) prefix in the URL of the called API.

Example: The following is an example of a valid URL for a Websocket API.


Configuring the service for Websockets

The configuration relevant for Websockets is contained within the routes section in the configuration. A complete example using a WebSocket that is statically onboarded is available in the API ML repo.


- serviceId: staticclient2
- gatewayUrl: ws/v1
serviceRelativeUrl: /ws

The ws in the beginning of the Gateway URL provides the notification that it is a WebSocket connection, and will be treated as such.


The serviceRelativeUrl is customizable and does not have to contain ws.

Example: It is possible to access via the URL https://gatewayUrl/exampleService/ws/v1/communicate on the actual server that would appear as the URL https://serverUrl/exampleService/ui/communicate.