Upload Helm-based Applications

KubeSphere provides full lifecycle management for applications. Among others, workspace administrators can upload or create new app templates and test them quickly. Furthermore, they publish well-tested apps to App Store so that other users can deploy them with one click. To develop app templates, workspace administrators need to upload packaged Helm charts to KubeSphere first.

This tutorial demonstrates how to develop an app template by uploading a packaged Helm chart.

Prerequisites

Hands-on Lab

  1. Sign in KubeSphere with the project-admin account. In your workspace, go to App Templates under Apps Management, and click Upload Template.

    upload-app-template

  2. In the dialogue that appears, click Upload Helm Chart Package. You can upload your own Helm chart or download the Nginx chart and use it as an example for the following steps.

    upload-helm

  3. After the package is uploaded, click OK to continue.

    confirm-upload

  4. Basic information of the app displays under App Info. To upload an icon for the app, click Upload icon. You can also skip it and click OK directly.

    upload-icon

    Note

    Maximum accepted resolutions of the app icon: 96 x 96 pixels.
  5. The app displays in the template list with the status draft after successfully uploaded, which means this app is under development. The uploaded app is visible to all members in the same workspace.

    draft-app

  6. Click the app and the page opens with the Versions tab selected. Click the draft version to expand the menu, where you can see options to delete the version, test it, or submit it for review.

    version-page

  7. For more information about how to release your app to the App Store, refer to Application Lifecycle Management once you have fully tested it.

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