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* [stable/spinnaker] Bump chart version

Signed-off-by: Mikhail Zholobov <>

* [stable/spinnaker] Add a value for customizing service settings

Using the newly added `additionalServiceSettings` value it's possible to override service-specific
parameters. That could be used to override some component versions or to add custom labels to pods.
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Signed-off-by: Mikhail Zholobov <>
Latest commit edc8a28 May 20, 2019

Spinnaker Chart

Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform.

Chart Details

This chart will provision a fully functional and fully featured Spinnaker installation that can deploy and manage applications in the cluster that it is deployed to.

Redis and Minio are used as the stores for Spinnaker state.

For more information on Spinnaker and its capabilities, see it's documentation.

Installing the Chart

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

$ helm install --name my-release stable/spinnaker --timeout 600

Note that this chart pulls in many different Docker images so can take a while to fully install.


Configurable values are documented in the values.yaml.

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-release -f values.yaml stable/spinnaker

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml

Adding Kubernetes Clusters to Spinnaker

By default, installing the chart only registers the local cluster as a deploy target for Spinnaker. If you want to add arbitrary clusters need to do the following:

  1. Upload your kubeconfig to a secret with the key config in the cluster you are installing Spinnaker to.

    $ kubectl create secret generic --from-file=$HOME/.kube/config my-kubeconfig
  2. Set the following values of the chart:

      enabled: true
      secretName: my-kubeconfig
      secretKey: config
      # Names of contexts available in the uploaded kubeconfig
      - my-context
      # This is the context from the list above that you would like
      # to deploy Spinnaker itself to.
      deploymentContext: my-context

Specifying Docker Registries and Valid Images (Repositories)

Spinnaker will only give you access to Docker images that have been whitelisted, if you're using a private registry or a private repository you also need to provide credentials. Update the following values of the chart to do so:

- name: dockerhub
    - library/alpine
    - library/ubuntu
    - library/centos
    - library/nginx
# - name: gcr
#   address:
#   username: _json_key
#   email:

You can provide passwords as a Helm value, or you can use a pre-created secret containing your registry passwords. The secret should have an item per Registry in the format: <registry name>: <password>. In which case you'll specify the secret to use in dockerRegistryAccountSecret like so:

dockerRegistryAccountSecret: myregistry-secrets

Specifying persistent storage

Spinnaker supports many persistent storage types. Currently, this chart supports the following:

  • Azure Storage
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Minio (local S3-compatible object store)
  • Redis
  • AWS S3

Customizing your installation


While the default installation is ready to handle your Kubernetes deployments, there are many different integrations that you can turn on with Spinnaker. In order to customize Spinnaker, you can use the Halyard command line hal to edit the configuration and apply it to what has already been deployed.

Halyard has an in-cluster daemon that stores your configuration. You can exec a shell in this pod to make and apply your changes. The Halyard daemon is configured with a persistent volume to ensure that your configuration data persists any node failures, reboots or upgrades.

For example:

$ helm install -n cd stable/spinnaker
$ kubectl exec -it cd-spinnaker-halyard-0 bash
spinnaker@cd-spinnaker-halyard-0:/workdir$ hal version list


If you have known set of commands that you'd like to run after the base config steps or if you'd like to override some settings before the Spinnaker deployment is applied, you can enable the halyard.additionalScripts.enabled flag. You will need to create a config map that contains a key containing the hal commands you'd like to run. You can set the key via the config map name via halyard.additionalScripts.configMapName and the key via halyard.additionalScripts.configMapKey. The DAEMON_ENDPOINT environment variable can be used in your custom commands to get a prepopulated URL that points to your Halyard daemon within the cluster. The HAL_COMMAND environment variable does this for you. For example:

hal --daemon-endpoint $DAEMON_ENDPOINT config security authn oauth2 enable
$HAL_COMMAND config security authn oauth2 enable

If you would rather the chart make the config file for you, you can set halyard.additionalScripts.create to true and then populate with the bash script you'd like to run. If you need associated configmaps or secrets you can configure those to be created as well:

    create: true
    data: |-
        echo "Setting oauth2 security"
        $HAL_COMMAND config security authn oauth2 enable
    create: true
      password.txt: aHVudGVyMgo=    
    create: true
      metadata.xml: <xml><username>admin</username></xml>
    create: true
      orca-local.yml: |-
          useManagedServiceAccounts: true

Any files added through additionalConfigMaps will be written to disk at /opt/halyard/additionalConfigMaps.

Set custom annotations for the halyard pod

  annotations: <role_arn>
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