»Consul Connect Expose

Command: consul connect expose

The connect expose subcommand is used to expose a Connect-enabled service through an Ingress gateway by modifying the gateway's configuration and adding an intention to allow traffic from the gateway to the service. See the Ingress gateway documentation for more information about Ingress gateways.

Usage: consul connect expose [options]

  Exposes a Connect-enabled service through the given ingress gateway, using the
  given protocol and port.

»API Options

  • -ca-file=<value> - Path to a CA file to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CACERT environment variable.

  • -ca-path=<value> - Path to a directory of CA certificates to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CAPATH environment variable.

  • -client-cert=<value> - Path to a client cert file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_CERT environment variable.

  • -client-key=<value> - Path to a client key file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_KEY environment variable.

  • -http-addr=<addr> - Address of the Consul agent with the port. This can be an IP address or DNS address, but it must include the port. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_ADDR environment variable. In Consul 0.8 and later, the default value is http://127.0.0.1:8500, and https can optionally be used instead. The scheme can also be set to HTTPS by setting the environment variable CONSUL_HTTP_SSL=true. This may be a unix domain socket using unix:///path/to/socket if the agent is configured to listen that way.

  • -tls-server-name=<value> - The server name to use as the SNI host when connecting via TLS. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_TLS_SERVER_NAME environment variable.

  • -token=<value> - ACL token to use in the request. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN environment variable. If unspecified, the query will default to the token of the Consul agent at the HTTP address.

  • -token-file=<value> - File containing the ACL token to use in the request instead of one specified via the -token argument or CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN environment variable. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN_FILE environment variable.

  • -datacenter=<name> - Name of the datacenter to query. If unspecified, the query will default to the datacenter of the Consul agent at the HTTP address.

  • -stale - Permit any Consul server (non-leader) to respond to this request. This allows for lower latency and higher throughput, but can result in stale data. This option has no effect on non-read operations. The default value is false.

»Expose Options

  • -ingress-gateway - (Required) The name of the ingress gateway service to use. A namespace can optionally be specified as a prefix via the 'namespace/service' format

  • -port - (Required) The listener port to use for the service on the Ingress gateway.

  • -service - (Required) The name of destination service to expose. A namespace can optionally be specified as a prefix via the 'namespace/service' format.

  • -protocol - The protocol for the service. Defaults to 'tcp'.

  • -host - Additional DNS hostname to use for routing to this service. Can be specified multiple times.

»Examples

The example below shows using the expose command to make the foo service available through the Ingress gateway service ingress. The protocol argument is optional and defaults to tcp if not provided.

$ consul connect expose -service=foo -ingress-gateway=ingress -port 8888 -protocol=tcp
Successfully updated config entry for ingress service "ingress"
Successfully set up intention for "ingress" -> "foo"

Running the command again when the config entry/intention are already set up will result in a no-op:

$ consul connect expose -service=foo -ingress-gateway=ingress -port 8888 -protocol=tcp
Service "foo" already exposed through listener with port 8888
Intention already exists for "ingress" -> "foo"