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Install Tyk: Ubuntu: Pump

What is Tyk Pump?

Tyk Pump is responsible for moving analytics between the your API Gateway and the Dashboard database, it can also send data to other sinks such as ElasticSearch, StatsD and InfluxDB.

Tyk has it’s own APT repositories hosted by the kind folks at packagecloud.io, which makes it easy, safe and secure to install a trusted distribution of the Tyk Pump application.


This tutorial will run on an Amazon AWS Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS instance. We will install Tyk Pump with all dependencies stored locally.

We’re installing on a t2.micro because this is a tutorial, you’ll need more RAM and more cores for better performance.


  • You have installed MongoDB (usually part of the Dashboard installation)

Note: Skip the MongoDB steps in this guide if you have already installed MongoDB or are using an external host!

Step 1: Set up our APT repositories

First, add our GPGP key which signs our binaries:

curl https://packagecloud.io/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

Do the same for MongoDB (this may change, correct at time of writing):

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 7F0CEB10

Run update:

sudo apt-get update

Since our repositories are installed via HTTPS, you will need to make sure APT supports this:

sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https 

Now lets add the required repos and update again (notice the -a flag in the second Tyk commands – this is important!):

echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu trusty/mongodb-org/3.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.0.list

echo "deb https://packagecloud.io/tyk/tyk-pump/ubuntu/ trusty main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

echo "deb-src https://packagecloud.io/tyk/tyk-pump/ubuntu/ trusty main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tyk_tyk-pump.list

sudo apt-get update

What we’ve done here is:

  • Added the MongoDB repository for the latest version (3.0 as of time of writing)
  • Added the Tyk Pump repository
  • Updated our package list

Step 2: Install the Tyk Pump

We’re now ready to install Tyk Gateway and Tyk Dashboard, along with all the main dependencies: MongoDB. To install everything run:

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org tyk-pump

What we’ve done here is instructed apt-get to install MongoDB and Tyk Pump without prompting, wait for the downloads to complete.

When Tyk Pump is finished installing, it will have installed some init scripts, but it will not be running yet. The next step will be to setup each application – thankfully this can be done with three very simple commands.

Step 3: Configure Tyk Pump

If you don’t complete this step, you won’t see any analytics in your Dashboard, so to enable the analytics service, we need to ensure Tyk Pump is running and configured properly, to configure Tyk Pump is very simple:

sudo /opt/tyk-pump/install/setup.sh --redishost=localhost --redisport=6379 --mongo=mongodb://

Step 4: Start Tyk Pump

sudo service tyk-pump start

You can verify if Tyk Pump is running and working by tailing the log file:

sudo tail -f /var/log/upstart/tyk-pump.log