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The Kubernetes Integration is used to connect JFrog Pipelines platform to self-hosted Kubernetes clusters so that you can deploy Docker based applications.

A Kubernetes integration can be used for these purposes:

  • To deploy builds to nodes in Kubernetes clusters from pipelines using a HelmChart resource with the HelmDeploy step.
  • To enable Pipelines to create and destroy build nodes in Kubernetes clusters on demand through a dynamic node pool.

Creating an Integration

To use Kubernetes for deploying builds from a pipeline, add this integration through  Application | Pipelines | Integrations, as instructed in Managing Pipelines Integrations.

To use Kubernetes for a dynamic node pool, add this integration through  Administration | Pipelines | Integrations, as instructed in Configuring Pipelines.

Here is the information you need to create this integration:

  • Name -- choose a friendly name for the integration
  • Kube Config -- configuration YAML to access Kubernetes cluster

    The Kube Config file should include the following permissions:

    • Create/scale/destroy Deployments
    • Create/delete PVCs
    • Create/delete Secrets
    • Create/delete ConfigMaps
      Note that ConfigMaps is required only when user is using the insecure docker registries feature.

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The Kubernetes integration can also be added directly to a step in the integrations section. This automatically configures the kubectl command line interface with access to the Kubernetes cluster.

Default Environment Variables

When you create a resource with this integration, and create a step that uses it, a set of environment variables is automatically made available.

Environment variable


res_<resource-name>_kubernetesConfig_kubeconfigKubernetes cluster configuration

When add this integration directly to a step, a set of environment variables is automatically made available.

Environment variable


int_<integration-name>_kubeconfigKubernetes cluster configuration
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