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To configure routing behavior and policy for HTTP traffic, Linkerd supports the HTTPRoute resource, defined by the Kubernetes Gateway API.

An HTTPRoute is a Kubernetes resource which attaches to a parent resource, such as a Service. The HTTPRoute defines a set of rules which match HTTP requests to that resource, based on parameters such as the request’s path, method, and headers, and can configure how requests matching that rule are routed by the Linkerd service mesh.

Inbound and Outbound HTTPRoutes

Two types of HTTPRoute are used for configuring the behavior of Linkerd’s proxies:

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To get started with HTTPRoutes, you can: