Ocelot is aimed at people using .NET running a micro services / service orientated architecture that need a unified point of entry into their system.
In particular I want easy integration with IdentityServer reference and bearer tokens.
Ocelot is a bunch of middlewares in a specific order.
Ocelot manipulates the HttpRequest object into a state specified by its configuration until it reaches a request builder middleware where it creates a HttpRequestMessage object which is used to make a request to a downstream service. The middleware that makes the request is the last thing in the Ocelot pipeline. It does not call the next middleware. There is a piece of middleware that maps the HttpResponseMessage onto the HttpResponse object and that is returned to the client. That is basically it with a bunch of other features.
The following are configurations that you use when deploying Ocelot.