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Pinniped provides identity services to Kubernetes.

  • Easily plug in external identity providers into Kubernetes clusters while offering a simple install and configuration experience. Leverage first class integration with Kubernetes and kubectl command-line.
  • Give users a consistent, unified login experience across all your clusters, including on-premises and managed cloud environments.
  • Securely integrate with an enterprise IDP using standard protocols or use secure, externally managed identities instead of relying on simple, shared credentials.

To learn more, please visit the Pinniped project's website,

Getting started with Pinniped

Care to kick the tires? It's easy to install and try Pinniped.


Got a question, comment, or idea? Please don't hesitate to reach out via GitHub Discussions, GitHub Issues, or in the Kubernetes Slack Workspace within the #pinniped channel. Join our Google Group to receive updates and meeting invitations.


Pinniped is better because of our contributors and maintainers. It is because of you that we can bring great software to the community.

Want to get involved? Contributions are welcome.

Please see the contributing guide for more information about reporting bugs, requesting features, building and testing the code, submitting PRs, and other contributor topics.


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Reporting security vulnerabilities

Please follow the procedure described in


Pinniped is open source and licensed under Apache License Version 2.0. See LICENSE.

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