Deployment and Operations

Cloudentity on Kubernetes Quickstart

Get started with Cloudentity deployment on Kubernetes using Helm Charts.

Prerequisites

  • Kubernetes cluster v1.16+
  • Helm v3.0+

Note

Before you start using Helm, configure kubeconfig.

$HOME/.kube/config

apiVersion: v1
kind: Config
clusters:
- cluster:
    certificate-authority-data: <CERTIFICATE_DATA>
    server: <SERVER_URL>
  name: <CLUSTEER_NAME>
contexts:
- context:
    cluster: <CLUSTER_NAME>
    user: <USER_NAME>
  name: <CONTEXT_NAME>
current-context: <CONTEXT_NAME>
users:
- name: <USER_NAME>
  user: <AUTHENTICATION_DATA>

Add the Helm repository

Execute the following command:

helm repo add acp https://charts.cloudentity.io
helm repo update

Learn more

See Helm Repo for the documentation for the command.

Add Docker Credentials

Cloudentity uses docker images from private repository. Docker credentials must be added before installing chart.

kubectl create secret docker-registry docker.cloudentity.io --docker-server=docker.cloudentity.io --docker-username=<your-name> --docker-password=<your-password>

Install Chart

Install the Helm chart with RELEASE_NAME set to a value of your choice.

helm install RELEASE_NAME acp/kube-acp-stack

Learn more

See Helm Install for the documentation for the command.

Result

Congratulations! Your Cloudentity platform instance is now up and running! If you want, you may now move to applying Advanced Configuration or installing Additonal Dependencies.

Install Additional Dependencies

Even though your Cloudentity deployment is up and running, to get it fully working you need to install some additional dependencies:

  • Fission to be able to execute Cloudentity Extensions in a secure environment

  • TimescaleDB to be able to store Audit Events.

Fission

For instructions on how to install and configure fission, refer to the Configuring Fission to Run Functions as a Service article.

TimescaleDB

For instructions on how to install and configure TimescaleDB, refer to the Installing and Configuring TimescaleDB for Storing Audit Events article.