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Routes define the connection pathway and configuration from the internet to your internal service. As a very basic level, a route sends traffic from to internalService-address.localdomain, restricted by the policies associated with it, and encrypted by your TLS certificates. But more advanced configurations allow identity header pass-through, path and prefix rewrites, request and response header modification, load balancer services, and other full featured ingress capabilities.

For more information, see Reference: Routes

Protected Endpoints

This term refers to the system or service the route provides or restricts access to.

Moving Routes

When moving a Route from one Namespace to another, enforced policies will automatically be removed or applied. Optional policies available in the source Namespace but not the target will prevent the move. This is intentional to prevent unassociated policies.