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Version: 0.9.x



Before installing Lunar's Proxy, make sure that Docker is installed on your environment. If you haven't installed Docker yet, you can learn more about it and download it from the Docker website

Installation through the Lunar Control Plane​

The easiest installation process is through the Lunar Control Plane. After launching the control plane, simply follow the step-by-step instructions that appear after clicking the "Continue" button. As long as you have a Docker instance up and running, the Lunar Control Plane will be automatically synced to your proxy via the API key that appears in the command for you to copy.

Install Lunar Proxy

Manual Installation​

Alternatively, if you do not want to leverage the Lunar Control Plane, you can install the Lunar Proxy without the UI by following the steps below.

Step 1: Run Lunar's Proxy Container​

Once the image download is complete, you can run the proxy container using the following command:

docker run -d --rm -p 8000:8000 -p 8081:8081 -p 8040:8040 -e TENANT_NAME="ORGANIZATION" -v $(pwd):/etc/lunar-proxy --name lunar-proxy lunarapi/lunar-proxy:latest

Note that the TENANT_NAME environment variable is required. This variable should be set to the name of your organization.

Docker command break down

-d: Start a container in detached mode.

--rm: Automatically remove the container when it exits.

-p: Publish all exposed ports to the host interfaces.

-e: Set environment variables. In this case, we set the TENANT_NAME environment variable to ORGANIZATION.

-v: Flag in your Docker run command to mount your local policies.yaml file to the /etc/lunar-proxy directory inside the Lunar Proxy container.

--name: The UUID identifiers come from the Docker daemon.

Step 2: Verify Installation​

To ensure the successful installation of Lunar Proxy there are two options:

Option 1: Run the following command to make a request to the healthcheck endpoint which validates that Lunar Proxy is up.

curl http://localhost:8040/healthcheck

Or, if you prefer using wget:

wget -qO - http://localhost:8040/healthcheck

Please note that these commands are interchangeable based on your preference and the availability of curl or wget on your system.

Option 2: Try to pass a request through the proxy by running the following command:

curl http://localhost:8000/fact -H "x-lunar-host:" -H "x-lunar-scheme: https"

Or, with wget:

wget -qO - --header="x-lunar-host:" --header="x-lunar-scheme: https" http://localhost:8000/fact"

This will make a request to Lunar Proxy on port 8000, which will forward the request to the upstream server on port 443, at the path /fact (this is an API that returns the latest exchange rates).

The result should look something like this:

{"fact":"Among many other diseases, cats can suffer from anorexia, senility, feline AIDS and acne.","length":89}

Then, use the Discover command to validate that the requests were passed through Lunar Proxy.

docker exec lunar-proxy discover

The result should look something like this:

"interceptors": [
"type": "unknown",
"version": "unknown",
"last_transaction_date": "2023-07-10T08:56:12Z"
"endpoints": {
"": {
"min_time": "2023-02-05T17:07:42",
"max_time": "2023-02-05T17:09:14",
"count": 1,
"status_codes": {
"200": 1
"average_duration": 555

The interceptor type and version are unknown because we are using curl to make the request. Once an interceptor is used, its type and version will appear in the discover command output.

For more information about the Discover command, see Discover.

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