Deployment and Operations

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Customer Deployed Cloudentity - Overview

Learn about customer deployed Cloudentity platform. Get familiar with all deployment models and different ways of installing our platform

Deploying Cloudentity

Deploy the Cloudentity platform on Kubernetes (K8s) using Helm’s Charts. For streamlined infrastructure management, we’ve adopted the GitOps approach, centralizing configurations in a Git repository. Check out our regularly updated acp-on-k8s repository, which reflects our live production setup.


Cloudentity does not recommend running the example setup for production purposes without first making sure your deployment is hardened and production ready.

K8s with Helm

Easily deploy Cloudentity and its infrastructure with our three deployment modes, tailored for your convenience:

  • Dev: Quick setup for testing Cloudentity
  • Base: Deploys Cloudentity and dependencies in a High Availability configuration.
  • Full: Extends the base mode by adding observability features, including traces, logs, and metrics.

Don’t know which mode to run? Check the comparison.

Try It Now

You can find all necessary source code in the acp-on-k8s repository. This repository mirrors our own production environment and receives daily updates.


Cloudentity deployment comes with the following dependencies:

  • Required:
    • cockroachdb - to store various types of data, such as users added to Cloudentity Identity Pools, configuration of client applications connected to a workspace, information about consent grants, and many more.
    • redis-cluster - to store a variety of data types that are well-suited for key-value storage like access or ID tokens.
  • Optional:
    • TimescaleDB - to store audit and analytics/metrics data because it is a powerful and efficient tool for handling large amounts of time-series data.
    • SpiceDB - to enable creating and managing fine-grained authorization for applications.
    • Fission or Self-Managed Direct FaaS Environment to enable executing Extension Scripts in an isolated secure environment.

Next Steps

  1. Deploy Cloudentity.

  2. Configure Cloudentity deployment.

  3. Configure Cloudentity platform.

  4. Harden your deployment.

  5. Check if your deployment is production-ready.

Updated: Dec 22, 2023