Introducing Lunar Control Plane: The Future of API Consumption Management

Introducing Lunar Control Plane: The Future of API Consumption Management

Introducing Lunar Control Plane: a game-changer in API management. Seamlessly set up proxies and interceptors, gain deep insights into API metrics, and anticipate future enhancements with Lunar Plugins. Join us at to revolutionize your API consumption experience.

Sean Keegan, Head of DevRel

Sean Keegan, Head of DevRel

March 21, 2024


At, we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of open-source technology, striving to empower developers with tools that are not only innovative — but also intuitive and user-friendly. This isn't just another tool; it's your new partner in managing API consumption more effectively and efficiently. We've poured our expertise into making this platform as helpful and user-friendly as possible because we know that managing APIs can sometimes feel like navigating a labyrinth.

Seamless Setup and Enhanced API Insights

Streamlined Installation: Acknowledging the value of time and the importance of simplicity, we've redefined the installation process for the Lunar Proxy and Lunar Interceptors. With an easy, guided setup directly from the Lunar Control Plane, developers can now leap over hurdles of manual configurations and documentation, diving straight into action. This evolution echoes our observation of the tech industry's best practices, ensuring you're equipped faster and more efficiently. 

Infrastructure wise, the proxy and interceptors are installed and managed within your own cloud infrastructure, while the UI Control Plane is a SaaS offering, providing centralized control over all your components.

Installing Lunar architecture via the Control Plane

Deep Dive into API Metrics: Once you're up and running, the Lunar Control Plane offers an in-depth view of your API metrics. Wondering about the total number of requests per specific endpoint? Or perhaps you need to identify problematic endpoints with high error rates? We've got you covered. Our platform lets you drill down into these metrics, offering clear insights into the APIs you're consuming. Real-time alerts for critical error thresholds ensure that your systems remain robust under any circumstance.

An example dashboard - a single pane view of your third party API consumption

Effortless Registration: Integrating with Auth0, we've made signing up and accessing the Lunar Control Plane as straightforward as a few clicks. This native integration ensures security and simplicity, allowing you to focus on what matters most - your APIs.

If you want to get started with the Lunar Control Plane, sign up here and follow the signup instructions. As long as you have a Google or GitHub account, it should take less than 30 seconds to create an account.|

What’s on the Horizon

Introducing Lunar Plugins: While we're proud of what the Lunar Control Plane offers today, we're even more excited about what's coming next. Our plugins are ready to use and can be installed manually to tackle various API consumption challenges—be it through smart caching, defining retry policies, or implementing seamless authentication mechanisms.

It's important to note that while these plugins are a core part of our offering and fully available in our OSS offering through the CLI, incorporating them directly through the app interface is still on our roadmap. We're working hard to make this process as smooth and straightforward as adding them manually is now, and we can't wait to show you how it will work. Check out the gif below for what’s to come!

Applying the Smart Caching plugin to a problematic API endpoint

Join Us on This Journey

Launching the Lunar Control Plane is just the beginning. We're on a mission to make API consumption management as painless as possible, and we believe that tools should adapt to developers, not the other way around. As we continue to evolve and introduce new features, your feedback will be invaluable in shaping the future of Sign up now to become an early beta user!

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