Alfresco Content Services (ACS) Helm Chart

Alfresco Content Services is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system that is used for document and case management, project collaboration, web content publishing, and compliant records management. The flexible compute, storage, and database services that Kubernetes offers make it an ideal platform for Alfresco Content Services. This helm chart presents an enterprise-grade Alfresco Content Services configuration that you can adapt to virtually any scenario, and scale up, down, or out, depending on your use case.

To use, add the incubator or stable repository to your local Helm.

helm repo add alfresco-incubator
helm repo add alfresco-stable


The versioning of the Helm Chart is based on SemVer as it is supported by Helm. There are a few ACS specific extensions to the rules. Please refer to Helm versioning guide.

Stable charts are published in stable repository. Once a stable chart is published, an entry will be added to releases table.

To install the ACS cluster

$ helm install alfresco-incubator/alfresco-content-services


This chart bootstraps an ACS deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.


  • 30-day trial license for Enterprise
  • Kubernetes 1.4+ with Beta APIs enabled
  • Minimum of 16GB Memory to distribute among ACS Cluster nodes


Helm Deployment Components

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-acs:

# Alfresco Admin password should be encoded in MD5 Hash
export ALF_ADMIN_PWD=$(printf %s 'MyAdminPwd' | iconv -t UTF-16LE | openssl md4 | awk '{ print $1}')

# Alfresco Database (Postgresql) password
export ALF_DB_PWD='MyDbPwd'

$ helm install --name my-acs alfresco-incubator/alfresco-content-services \
               --set repository.adminPassword="$ALF_ADMIN_PWD" \
               --set postgresql.postgresPassword="$ALF_DB_PWD"

The command deploys ACS Cluster on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration (but with your chosen Alfresco administrator & database passwords). The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-acs deployment:

$ helm delete my-acs --purge

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the ACS chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
repository.adminPassword Administrator password for ACS in md5 hash format md5: 209c6174da490caeb422f3fa5a7ae634 (of string admin)
postgresql.enabled Enable the use of the postgres chart in the deployment true
postgresql.postgresUser Postgresql database user alfresco
postgresql.postgresPassword Postgresql database password alfresco
postgresql.postgresDatabase Postgresql database name alfresco
database.external Enable the use of an externally provisioned database false
database.driver External database driver ``
database.user External database user ``
database.password External database password ``
database.url External database jdbc url ``
alfresco-search.resources.requests.memory Alfresco Search Services requests memory 250Mi
alfresco-search.ingress.enabled Enable external access for Alfresco Search Services false
alfresco-search.ingress.basicAuth If alfresco-search.ingress.enabled is true, user needs to provide a base64 encoded htpasswd format user name & password (ex: echo -n "$(htpasswd -nbm solradmin somepassword)" where solradmin is username and somepassword is the password) None
alfresco-search.ingress.whitelist_ips If alfresco-search.ingress.enabled is true, user can restrict /solr to a list of IP addresses of CIDR notation
persistence.repository.enabled Enable Volume Persistence on repository. true
s3connector.enabled Switch this to true if you have access to the S3 Connector AMP false
s3connector.config S3 configuration - see S3 Connector properties reference. Example: s3connector.config.bucketName: myS3Bucket {}
s3connector.secrets S3 secrets configuration - see S3 Connector properties reference. Example: s3connector.secrets.accessKey: AJJJJJJJJ {}