Skip to content
Switch branches/tags
Go to file
This branch is 10785 commits behind helm:master.

Latest commit


Git stats


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time

Helm Charts

Use this repository to submit official Charts for Kubernetes Helm. Charts are curated application definitions for Kubernetes Helm. For more information about installing and using Helm, see its To get a quick introduction to Charts see this chart document.

Where to find us

For general Helm Chart discussions join the Helm Charts (#charts) room in the Kubernetes.

For issues and support for Helm and Charts see Support Channels.

How do I install these charts?

Just helm install stable/<chart>. This is the default repository for Helm which is located at and is installed by default.

For more information on using Helm, refer to the Helm's documentation.

How do I enable the Incubator repository?

To add the Incubator charts for your local client, run helm repo add:

$ helm repo add incubator
"incubator" has been added to your repositories

You can then run helm search incubator to see the charts.

Chart Format

Take a look at the alpine example chart and the nginx example chart for reference when you're writing your first few charts.

Before contributing a Chart, become familiar with the format. Note that the project is still under active development and the format may still evolve a bit.

Repository Structure

This GitHub repository contains the source for the packaged and versioned charts released in the gs://kubernetes-charts Google Storage bucket (the Chart Repository).

The Charts in the stable/ directory in the master branch of this repository match the latest packaged Chart in the Chart Repository, though there may be previous versions of a Chart available in that Chart Repository.

The purpose of this repository is to provide a place for maintaining and contributing official Charts, with CI processes in place for managing the releasing of Charts into the Chart Repository.

The Charts in this repository are organized into two folders:

  • stable
  • incubator

Stable Charts meet the criteria in the technical requirements.

Incubator Charts are those that do not meet these criteria. Having the incubator folder allows charts to be shared and improved on until they are ready to be moved into the stable folder. The charts in the incubator/ directory can be found in the gs://kubernetes-charts-incubator Google Storage Bucket.

In order to get a Chart from incubator to stable, Chart maintainers should open a pull request that moves the chart folder.

Contributing a Chart

We'd love for you to contribute a Chart that provides a useful application or service for Kubernetes. Please read our Contribution Guide for more information on how you can contribute Charts.

Note: We use the same workflow, License and Contributor License Agreement as the main Kubernetes repository.

Owning and Maintaining A Chart

Individual charts can be maintained by one or more members of the Kubernetes community. When someone maintains a chart they have the access to merge changes to that chart. To have merge access to a chart someone first needs to be listed on the chart, in the Chart.yaml file, as a maintainer. If that is the case there are two steps that need to happen:

  1. Become a member of the Kubernetes community. If you need sponsors and have contributed to charts please reach out to one of the OWNERS of the charts repository.
  2. An OWNERS file needs to be added to a chart. That OWNERS file should list the maintainers GitHub Login names for both the reviewers and approvers sections. For an example see the Drupal chart. The OWNERS file should also be appended to the .helmignore file.

Once these two steps are done a chart approver can merge pull requests following the directions in the file.

Review Process

For information related to the review procedure used by the Chart repository maintainers, see Merge approval and release process.

Stale Pull Requests and Issues

Pull Requests and Issues that have no activity for 30 days automatically become stale. After 30 days of being stale, without activity, they become rotten. Pull Requests and Issues can rot for 30 days and then they are automatically closed. This is the standard stale process handling for all repositories on the Kubernetes GitHub organization.

Supported Kubernetes Versions

This chart repository supports the latest and previous minor versions of Kubernetes. For example, if the latest minor release of Kubernetes is 1.8 then 1.7 and 1.8 are supported. Charts may still work on previous versions of Kubernertes even though they are outside the target supported window.

To provide that support the API versions of objects should be those that work for both the latest minor release and the previous one.

Status of the Project

This project is still under active development, so you might run into issues. If you do, please don't be shy about letting us know, or better yet, contribute a fix or feature.


Curated applications for Kubernetes




No releases published


No packages published