The Stackable Cockpit is normally installed using Helm.


You will need:

  • a Kubernetes cluster

  • kubectl

  • Helm

  • htpasswd (from Apache HTTPD)

Resource sizing depends on cluster type(s), usage and scope, but as a starting point we recommend a minimum of the following resources for this service:

  • 0.2 cores (e.g. i5 or similar)

  • 256MB RAM


The Stackable Cockpit authenticates users using a htpasswd database. This file can be created and maintained using the htpasswd tool:

$ htpasswd -Bc my-htpasswd first-user
$ htpasswd -B my-htpasswd second-user
Stackable Cockpit only supports bcrypt passwords (controlled by the -B flag).


First ensure that you have installed the Stackable Operators Helm repository:

$ helm repo add stackable-dev

Then install the Stackable Cockpit:

$ helm upgrade stackable-cockpit stackable-dev/stackable-cockpit --install \
  --version 0.0.0-dev --set-file htpasswd=my-htpasswd

Helm will deploy the service in Kubernetes containers. You’re now ready to access the cockpit!