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Date:Thursday, 3 December 2015 09:12:14 UTC.
For those that aren't on the mailing list - we have some great news! For hose that are, we're sorry you have to read this twice!
It's been quite some time since our last release, but we've been trying to make things better and easier for everyone to get started - so hopefully these announcements will cheer everyone up
For those who want all the dirty details, check out our blog post on this release, and the change log discussing everything that has changed as well as upgrade notes for users of v1.8.
With no further ado:
Tyk can now track, analyse, graph and react to your service uptime and downtime status by actively monitoring your hosts and services. By no means a replacement for traditional host monitoring tools, this feature gives Tyk an active sensing capability to better understand the health of the hosts it is proxying to.
Integrated Domain Management
The host manager is gone, we've sacked it. Well, not really, it's been retired and replaced by fully internalised domain name handling, both Tyk, and Tyk Dashboard can now bind APIs, portals and control APIs to their own domains for full, integrated control straight from the dashboard.
New Deployment Methods
We now have YUM and APT repositories, GPG signed, delivered via HTTPS, with a standard installation mechanism using your favourite package managers.
More importantly, we now bundle init scripts along with Tyk so it's a much better Linux citizen.
Overhauled UX & Bug Fixes
When you open the new dashboard (and some cloud users will have already seen this, as we rolled out the new interface a few weeks ago), you will notice a brand new interface, overall improvements and styling.
We've also fixed a load of bugs and made lots of tweaks to Tyk that make the whole stack more stable and more performant.
Request size limiting, Global header injection and JSON web tokens
As part of this update, we've introduced a bunch of new middleware:
JSON Web Token support (with HMAC and RSA public private key validation)
Request size limits: Set request size limits on a per-path, or global basis
Global header injection: A feature that has been most requested amongst cloud users, you can now easily inject secure data to all requests passing through Tyk.
New Support Subscriptions
We get a lot of requests via email to help people get set up with Tyk, but who don't want to go for a whole SLA with us, to make sure that we can meet all of these requests and help everyone with their Tyk installs, we've introduced a new set of entry-level support plans starting at £99 per month, per node - you can find out more about the support offers on our home page.
You can find our how to set up v1.9 here, or grab a tar-ball from our Github Releases Page
Hope you enjoy the kit
Martin & The rest of the Tyk Team