Gateway Offloading pattern

Move specialized and common functionalities to a gateway

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020

Move specialized and common functionalities to a gateway.


Shared and specialized services that are distributed with every application, increase administration, and prolong deployments. Any updates to shared services must mu deployed across all services that share that functionality.

Some of the common shared services:

  • Security - token validation, SSL, encryption etc.
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Logging
  • Monitoring
  • Throttling

Problem becomes even more prominent when some of the services are highly specialized and require specific knowledge (or even clearance) like authentication/authorization.


Offload shared and specialized features to an API gateway.