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You can find instructions to deploy Verdaccio on a Kubernetes cluster on the verdaccio/docker-example repository. However, the recommended method to install Verdaccio on a Kubernetes cluster is to use Helm. Helm is a Kubernetes package manager which bring multiple advantages.


Setup Helm#

If you haven't used Helm before, you need to setup the Helm controller called Tiller:

helm init


⚠️ If you are using this helm chart, please be aware of the migration of the repository.

Deploy the Helm verdaccio/verdaccio chart.

Add repository#

helm repo add verdaccio

In this example we use npm as release name:

helm install npm verdaccio/verdaccio

Deploy a specific version#

helm install npm --set image.tag=3.13.1 verdaccio/verdaccio

Upgrading Verdaccio#

helm upgrade npm verdaccio/verdaccio


helm uninstall npm

Note: this command delete all the resources, including packages that you may have previously published to the registry.

Custom Verdaccio configuration#

You can customize the Verdaccio configuration using a Kubernetes configMap.


Copy the existing configuration and adapt it for your use case:

wget -O config.yaml

Note: Make sure you are using the right path for the storage that is used for persistency:

storage: /verdaccio/storage/dataauth:  htpasswd:    file: /verdaccio/storage/htpasswd

Deploy the configMap#

Deploy the configMap to the cluster

kubectl create configmap verdaccio-config --from-file ./config.yaml

Deploy Verdaccio#

Now you can deploy the Verdaccio Helm chart and specify which configuration to use:

helm install npm --set existingConfigMap=verdaccio-config verdaccio/verdaccio

NGINX proxy body-size limit#

The standard k8s NGINX ingress proxy allows for 1MB for body-size which can be increased by modifying the default deployment options according to the documentation:

annotations:... 20m....    ...

Rancher Support#

Rancher is a complete container management platform that makes managing and using containers in production really easy.