Can we deploy SOA/Microservices Architecture to App Platform ?


I was wondering if we could deploy multiple microservices as “workers” and one API-gateway as “service”.

  • Did my API-gateway can communicate to my microservices through TCP/HTTP protocol if they are “workers” ? If it’s the case, how ?
  • Or did I have to declare all my microservices as “services” but they will became available to the public internet, so the API-gateway is no longer the source of truth, each microservices have to check authentication if they are publicly accessible. Is it possible to declare a “service” as private-only ?



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Hello, “internal services” are possible using internal_ports property in the app spec and without http_port property.

name: sample-golang
- name: intsvc1
    repo: digitalocean/sample-golang
    branch: master
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The internal service should be addressable with just the component name.

Does it still work? I’ve got the following error while validating my app spec using doctl command line tool:

❯ doctl apps spec validate .do/app.yaml  -v
Error: Failed to parse app spec: json: unknown field "internal_ports"

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