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Expose K8s to Internet

The page provides steps to expose your Appsmith Kubernetes installation to the internet.


  1. A self-hosted Appsmith installation on a Kubernetes cluster. If not installed yet, see the Kubernetes installation guide for installing Appsmith.
  2. A running Kubernetes cluster with at least one node.

Before you begin

  1. Install NGINX Ingress controller on your Kubernetes cluster. If not installed yet, follow these steps:

    a. Add ingress chart repository with:

    helm repo add ingress-nginx

    b. Load ingress chart repository with:

    helm repo update

    c. Deploy ingress with:

    helm upgrade --namespace ingress-nginx -i ingress-nginx ingress-nginx/ingress-nginx --create-namespace --version 4.4.0

    d. Verify ingress installation with:

    kubectl get pods -n ingress-nginx

Configure instance

  1. Go to the Appsmith installation directory, open values.yaml file, and update the ingress attribute as shown below:

    ## @param ingress.enabled Enable ingress record generation for Ghost
    enabled: true
    annotations: "true" "15"
    ## @param ingress.annotations Additional custom annotations for the ingress record
    ## NOTE: If `ingress.certManager=true`, annotation ` "true"` will automatically be added
    className: nginx
    - path: "/"
    pathType: Prefix
    ## @param service.type Kubernetes Service type
    type: ClusterIP
  2. Run the below command once the parameter values are updated:

    helm upgrade -i appsmith appsmith/appsmith --f values.yaml
  3. It takes a few minutes for the ingress to get a public IP assigned. Once it has been assigned, you should see an IPv4 address or a domain name in the ADDRESS column. Run the below command to get this address:

    kubectl get ingress -n appsmith


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