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This will allow you to provide a REST-like JSON interface for your gRPC protobuf interface. grpc-gateway requires you to genrate a static version of your interface in go, then compile it. This will allow you to run a JSON proxy for your grpc server without generating/compiling.

  • Install with npm i -g grpc-dynamic-gateway
  • Start with grpc-dynamic-gateway DEFINITION.proto

You can see an example project here that shows how to use all the CLI tools, with no code other than your endpoint implementation.


Usage: grpc-dynamic-gateway [options] DEFINITION.proto [DEFINITION2.proto...]

  -?, --help, -h    Show help                                          [boolean]
  --port, -p        The port to serve your JSON proxy on         [default: 8080]
  --grpc, -g        The host & port to connect to, where your gprc-server is
                    running                         [default: "localhost:50051"]
  -I, --include     Path to resolve imports from
  --ca              SSL CA cert for gRPC
  --key             SSL client key for gRPC
  --cert            SSL client certificate for gRPC
  --mountpoint, -m  URL to mount server on                        [default: "/"]
  --quiet, -q       Suppress logs                                      [boolean]

in code

You can use it in your code, too, as express/connect/etc middleware.

npm i -S grpc-dynamic-gateway

const grpcGateway = require('grpc-dynamic-gateway')
const express = require('express')
const bodyParser = require('body-parser')

const app = express()
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: false }))

// load the proxy on / URL
app.use('/', grpcGateway(['api.proto'], ''))

const port = process.env.PORT || 8080
app.listen(port, () => {
  console.log(`Listening on${port}`)


With SSL, you will need the Cert Authority certificate, client & server signed certificate and keys.

I generated/signed my demo keys like this:

openssl genrsa -passout pass:1111 -des3 -out ca.key 4096
openssl req -passin pass:1111 -new -x509 -days 365 -key ca.key -out ca.crt -subj  "/C=US/ST=Oregon/L=Portland/O=Test/OU=CertAuthority/CN=localhost"
openssl genrsa -passout pass:1111 -des3 -out server.key 4096
openssl req -passin pass:1111 -new -key server.key -out server.csr -subj  "/C=US/ST=Oregon/L=Portland/O=Test/OU=Server/CN=localhost"
openssl x509 -req -passin pass:1111 -days 365 -in server.csr -CA ca.crt -CAkey ca.key -set_serial 01 -out server.crt
openssl rsa -passin pass:1111 -in server.key -out server.key
openssl genrsa -passout pass:1111 -des3 -out client.key 4096
openssl req -passin pass:1111 -new -key client.key -out client.csr -subj "/C=US/ST=Oregon/L=Portland/O=Test/OU=Client/CN=localhost"
openssl x509 -passin pass:1111 -req -days 365 -in client.csr -CA ca.crt -CAkey ca.key -set_serial 01 -out client.crt
openssl rsa -passin pass:1111 -in client.key -out client.key

Then use it like this:

grpc-dynamic-gateway --ca=ca.crt --key=client.key --cert=client.crt api.proto

You can use SSL in code, like this:

const grpc = require('grpc')
const credentials = grpc.credentials.createSsl(
app.use('/', grpcGateway(['api.proto'], '', credentials))


Protoc can generate a swagger description of your RPC endpoints, if you have protoc-gen-swagger installed:

protoc DEFINITION.proto --swagger_out=logtostderr=true:.


There is one required port, and a volume that will make it easier:

  • /api.proto - your proto file
  • 8080 - the exposed port

There is also an optional environment variable: GRPC_HOST which should resolve to your grpc server (default

So to run it, try this:

docker run -v $(pwd)/your.proto:/api.proto -p 8080:8080 -e "GRPC_HOST=" -rm -it konsumer/grpc-dynamic-gateway

If you want to do something different, the exposed CMD is the same as grpc-dynamic-gateway CLI, above.

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