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What is Kubectl?

Kubectl is the Kubernetes command line interface.

Overview of kubectl


$ docker run --name kubectl bitnami/kubectl:latest

Why use Bitnami Images?

  • Bitnami closely tracks upstream source changes and promptly publishes new versions of this image using our automated systems.
  • With Bitnami images the latest bug fixes and features are available as soon as possible.
  • Bitnami containers, virtual machines and cloud images use the same components and configuration approach - making it easy to switch between formats based on your project needs.
  • All our images are based on minideb a minimalist Debian based container image which gives you a small base container image and the familiarity of a leading linux distribution.
  • All Bitnami images available in Docker Hub are signed with Docker Content Trust (DTC). You can use DOCKER_CONTENT_TRUST=1 to verify the integrity of the images.
  • Bitnami container images are released daily with the latest distribution packages available.

This CVE scan report contains a security report with all open CVEs. To get the list of actionable security issues, find the "latest" tag, click the vulnerability report link under the corresponding "Security scan" field and then select the "Only show fixable" filter on the next page.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

Learn more about the Bitnami tagging policy and the difference between rolling tags and immutable tags in our documentation page.

Subscribe to project updates by watching the bitnami/kubectl GitHub repo.

Get this image

The recommended way to get the Bitnami Kubectl Docker Image is to pull the prebuilt image from the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/kubectl:latest

To use a specific version, you can pull a versioned tag. You can view the list of available versions in the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/kubectl:[TAG]

If you wish, you can also build the image yourself.

$ docker build -t bitnami/kubectl:latest


Running commands

To run commands inside this container you can use docker run, for example to execute kubectl --version you can follow the example below:

$ docker run --rm --name kubectl bitnami/kubectl:latest -- --version

Consult the Kubectl Reference Documentation to find the completed list of commands available.


We'd love for you to contribute to this container. You can request new features by creating an issue, or submit a pull request with your contribution.


If you encountered a problem running this container, you can file an issue. For us to provide better support, be sure to include the following information in your issue:

  • Host OS and version
  • Docker version (docker version)
  • Output of docker info
  • Version of this container
  • The command you used to run the container, and any relevant output you saw (masking any sensitive information)


Copyright 2019 Bitnami

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