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Managed federation overview

Manage supergraph CI/CD with Apollo GraphOS


Apollo GraphOS provides managed federation support for that use .

With , you maintain and delegate to manage CI/CD tasks including the validation, , and update of your :

  • Your publish their schemas to , which stores them in its schema registry. GraphOS then validates and composes them into a .

  • Your can poll specifically, its Apollo Uplink endpointto get the latest validated and other configurations.

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Benefits of managed federation

helps your organization safely validate, coordinate, deploy, and monitor changes to your . It provides:

Router stability

You can modify (and even add or remove entire subgraphs) without needing to modify or redeploy your . Your router is the point of entry to your entire , and it should maximize its uptime.

Composition stability

Whenever your obtains an updated configuration from Apollo, it knows that the updated set of will compose, because the configuration includes the composed .

The also knows that your are prepared to handle against the updated set of schemas. This is because your subgraphs should publish their updated schemas as part of their deployment, meaning they're definitely running by the time the is aware of the configuration change.

And whenever a accidentally pushes a schema change that doesn't compose, continues to provide the most recent valid configuration to your .

Schema flexibility

By using a configuration manager that's external to your , you help ensure the safety of certain schema changes. For example, if you want to migrate a type or from one 's schema to another, you can perform this migration safely only if you externalize your configuration.


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