Knative leverages OpenShift Dedicated TLS termination to provide routing for Knative services. When a Knative service is created, an OpenShift Dedicated route is automatically created for the service. This route is managed by the OpenShift Serverless Operator. The OpenShift Dedicated route exposes the Knative service through the same domain as the OpenShift Dedicated cluster.

You can disable Operator control of OpenShift Dedicated routing so that you can configure a Knative route to directly use your TLS certificates instead.

Knative routes can also be used alongside the OpenShift Dedicated route to provide additional fine-grained routing capabilities, such as traffic splitting.