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Kubeapps is a set of tools written by Bitnami to super-charge your Kubernetes cluster with:

  • Your own application dashboard, allowing you to deploy Kubernetes-ready applications into your cluster with a single click.
  • Kubeless, a Kubernetes-native Serverless Framework, compatible with serverless.com.
  • SealedSecrets, a way to encrypt a Secret into a SealedSecret, which is safe to store...even for a public repository.


Kubeapps assumes a working Kubernetes (v1.7+) with RBAC enabled and kubectl installed and configured to talk to your Kubernetes cluster. Kubeapps binaries are available for both Linux and OS X, and Kubeapps has been tested with both minikube and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

On GKE, you must either be an "Owner" or have the "Container Engine Admin" role in order to install Kubeapps.

The simplest way to try Kubeapps is to deploy it with the Kubeapps Installer on minikube. Assuming you are deploying a binary installer on Linux, here are the commands to run:

curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/kubeapps/kubeapps/releases/latest | grep linux | grep browser_download_url | cut -d '"' -f 4 | wget -i -
sudo mv kubeapps-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/kubeapps
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/kubeapps
kubeapps up
kubeapps dashboard

These commands will deploy Kubeapps in your cluster and launch a browser with the Kubeapps dashboard.

Dashboard main page

To remove Kubeapps from your cluster, simply run:

kubeapps down


Get the latest release of Kubeapps Installer on the Github releases page.

Alternatively, when you have configured a proper Go environment (refer to the first two steps of Build from Source section), the latest Kubeapps Installer can be get-able from source:

go get github.com/kubeapps/kubeapps

Build from Source

The Kubeapps Installer is a CLI tool written in Go that will deploy the Kubeapps components into your cluster. You can build the latest Kubeapps Installer from source by following the steps below:

The remainder of this section assumes that Go is installed in /usr/local/go. Update the paths in subsequent commands if you used a different location.

  • Set the Go environment variables:
  export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
  export GOPATH=/usr/local/go
  export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$PATH
  • Create a working directory for the project:
  mkdir -p $working_dir
  • Clone the Kubeapps source repository:
  cd $working_dir
  git clone https://github.com/kubeapps/kubeapps
  • Build the Kubeapps binary and move it to a location in your path:
  cd kubeapps
  make binary
  cp kubeapps /usr/local

Next Steps

Use the Kubeapps Dashboard to easily manage the deployments created by Helm in your cluster and to manage your Kubeless functions, or look under the hood to see what's included in Kubeapps.

In case of difficulties installing Kubeapps, find more detailed installation instructions.

For a more detailed and step-by-step introduction to Kubeapps, read our introductory walkthrough.

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