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What is NGINX Ingress Controller?

As the leading ingress controller for Kubernetes, The NGINX Ingress Controller combines the trusted NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus software load balancers with automated configuration to ensure that applications in your Kubernetes cluster are delivered
reliably, securely, and at high velocity.

NGINX Ingress Controller provides a feature set to secure, strengthen, and scale containerized apps, including:

  • Role‑based access control (RBAC) and self‑service to set up security guardrails (not gates), so teams can manage their apps securely and with agility. Enable multi‑tenancy, reusability, and simpler configs.
  • Supports blue-green deployments, canary releases, A/B testing, and circuit breakers via the advanced load balancing and request routing features available in NGINX Ingress resources.
  • NGINX Ingress resources – A native, type‑safe, and indented configuration style to simplify capabilities like circuit breaking, sophisticated routing, header manipulation, mTLS authentication, and NGINX App Protect Web Application Firewall (WAF).  For users of NGINX, NGINX Ingress resources is designed to make it easy to adapt existing configuration from other environments.
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