Install ForwardAuth with Helm

Quoted from the Helm official website, Helm is described as

Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications — Helm Charts help you define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes application.

Charts are easy to create, version, share, and publish — so start using Helm and stop the copy-and-paste.

Helm Chart Documentation

Read the ForwardAuth Helm Chart documentation for description of the configuration options for the ForwardAuth Helm Chart.

Example values

See the example values.yaml for the chart to see how to specify values. The example is from my running configuration of my development site.

Add the Helm repo

$ helm repo add dniel

Install the chart

When deploying the chart, it will do the following:

  • Deploy ForwardAuth application

  • Create configmap for application.yaml (application config file)

  • Create secrets for default clientId and clientSecret

  • Optionally, create Traefik 2 CRD Middleware

  • Optionally, create Traefik 2 CRD IngressRoute for auth.example.test

  • Optionally, create Traefik 2 CRD IngressRoute for *.example.test/auth0

  • Optionally, create Ingress Object for auth.example.test

  • Optionally, create Ingress Object for *.example.test/auth0

$ helm install --name my-release forwardauth dniel/forwardauth -f values.yaml

Verify that the application has started

It should take about 30 seconds to start the application and reach READY state. Verify the state by running

$ kubectl get pods --selector="app=forwardauth" -n forwardauth
NAME                           READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
forwardauth-5878d8bd6d-qd4ql   1/1     Running   0          15d