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Kubernetes Dashboard

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Kubernetes Dashboard is a general purpose, web-based UI for Kubernetes clusters. It allows users to manage applications running in the cluster and troubleshoot them, as well as manage the cluster itself.

Dashboard UI workloads page

Getting Started

IMPORTANT: Read the Access Control guide before performing any further steps. The default Dashboard deployment contains a minimal set of RBAC privileges needed to run.

To deploy Dashboard, execute following command:

$ kubectl apply -f

To access Dashboard from your local workstation you must create a secure channel to your Kubernetes cluster. Run the following command:

$ kubectl proxy

Now access Dashboard at:


Create An Authentication Token (RBAC)

To find out how to create sample user and log in follow Creating sample user guide.


  • Kubeconfig Authentication method does not support external identity providers or certificate-based authentication.
  • Dashboard can only be accessed over HTTPS
  • Heapster has to be running in the cluster for the metrics and graphs to be available. Read more about it in Integrations guide.


Dashboard documentation can be found on Wiki pages which contains:

Community, discussion, contribution, and support

Learn how to engage with the Kubernetes community on the community page.

You can reach the maintainers of this project at:

Code of conduct

Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.


Apache License 2.0

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