Traefik is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease.
This chart bootstraps Traefik version 2 as a Kubernetes ingress controller,
using Custom Resources
The Traefik HelmChart is focused on Traefik deployment configuration.
To keep this HelmChart as generic as possible we tend to avoid integrating any third party solutions nor any specific use cases.
Accordingly, the encouraged approach to fulfill your needs:
1. override the default Traefik configuration values (yaml file or cli)
2. append your own configurations (
kubectl apply -f myconf.yaml)
3. extend this HelmChart (as a Subchart)
With the command
helm version, make sure that you have:
- Helm v3 installed
Add Traefik’s chart repository to Helm:
helm repo add traefik https://containous.github.io/traefik-helm-chart
You can update the chart repository by running:
helm repo update
helm install traefik traefik/traefik
If you are using Helm v2
You have to deploy CRDs manually with the following command:
kubectl apply -f traefik/crds
Exposing the Traefik dashboard
This HelmChart does not expose the Traefik dashboard by default, for security concerns. Thus, there are multiple ways to expose the dashboard. For instance, the dashboard access could be achieved through a port-forward :
kubectl port-forward $(kubectl get pods --selector "app.kubernetes.io/name=traefik" --output=name) 9000:9000
Another way would be to apply your own configuration, for instance,
by defining and applying an IngressRoute CRD (
kubectl apply -f dashboard.yaml):
# dashboard.yaml apiVersion: traefik.containo.us/v1alpha1 kind: IngressRoute metadata: name: dashboard spec: entryPoints: - web routes: - match: Host(`traefik.localhost`) && (PathPrefix(`/dashboard`) || PathPrefix(`/api`)) kind: Rule services: - name: api@internal kind: TraefikService
If you want to contribute to this chart, please read the Contributing Guide.