API

Helm Chart Repository

  • GET /index.yaml - retrieved when you run helm repo add chartmuseum http://localhost:8080/
  • GET /charts/mychart-0.1.0.tgz - retrieved when you run helm install chartmuseum/mychart
  • GET /charts/mychart-0.1.0.tgz.prov - retrieved when you run helm install with the --verify flag

Chart Manipulation

  • POST /api/charts - upload a new chart version
  • POST /api/prov - upload a new provenance file
  • DELETE /api/charts/<name>/<version> - delete a chart version (and corresponding provenance file)
  • GET /api/charts - list all charts
  • GET /api/charts/<name> - list all versions of a chart
  • GET /api/charts/<name>/<version> - describe a chart version

Server Info

  • GET / - HTML welcome page
  • GET /health - returns 200 OK

Uploading a Chart Package

*Follow “How to Run” section below to get ChartMuseum up and running at http://localhost:8080*

First create mychart-0.1.0.tgz using the Helm CLI:

cd mychart/
helm package .

Upload mychart-0.1.0.tgz:

curl --data-binary "@mychart-0.1.0.tgz" http://localhost:8080/api/charts

If you’ve signed your package and generated a provenance file, upload it with:

curl --data-binary "@mychart-0.1.0.tgz.prov" http://localhost:8080/api/prov

Both files can also be uploaded at once (or one at a time) on the /api/charts route using the multipart/form-data format:

curl -F "chart=@mychart-0.1.0.tgz" -F "prov=@mychart-0.1.0.tgz.prov" http://localhost:8080/api/charts

You can also use the helm-push plugin:

helm push mychart/ chartmuseum

Installing Charts into Kubernetes

Add the URL to your ChartMuseum installation to the local repository list:

helm repo add chartmuseum http://localhost:8080

Search for charts:

helm search chartmuseum/

Install chart:

helm install chartmuseum/mychart

How to Run

Installation

CLI

Install binary using GoFish:

gofish install chartmuseum
==> Installing chartmuseum...
🐠  chartmuseum 0.8.0: installed in 95.431145ms

or manually:

# on Linux
curl -LO https://s3.amazonaws.com/chartmuseum/release/latest/bin/linux/amd64/chartmuseum

# on macOS
curl -LO https://s3.amazonaws.com/chartmuseum/release/latest/bin/darwin/amd64/chartmuseum

# on Windows
curl -LO https://s3.amazonaws.com/chartmuseum/release/latest/bin/windows/amd64/chartmuseum

chmod +x ./chartmuseum
mv ./chartmuseum /usr/local/bin

Using latest in URLs above will get the latest binary (built from master branch).

Replace latest with $(curl -s https://s3.amazonaws.com/chartmuseum/release/stable.txt) to automatically determine the latest stable release (e.g. v0.8.0).

Determine your version with chartmuseum --version.

Configuration

Show all CLI options with chartmuseum --help. Common configurations can be seen below.

All command-line options can be specified as environment variables, which are defined by the command-line option, capitalized, with all -’s replaced with _’s.

For example, the env var STORAGE_AMAZON_BUCKET can be used in place of --storage-amazon-bucket.

Using Amazon S3

Make sure your environment is properly setup to access my-s3-bucket

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="amazon" \
  --storage-amazon-bucket="my-s3-bucket" \
  --storage-amazon-prefix="" \
  --storage-amazon-region="us-east-1"

You need at least the following permissions inside your IAM Policy

{
  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
    {
      "Sid": "AllowListObjects",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
        "s3:ListBucket"
      ],
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::my-s3-bucket"
    },
    {
      "Sid": "AllowObjectsCRUD",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
        "s3:DeleteObject",
        "s3:GetObject",
        "s3:PutObject"
      ],
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::my-s3-bucket/*"
    }
  ]
}

Using With Google Cloud Storage

Make sure your environment is properly setup to access my-gcs-bucket.

One way to do so is to set the GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS var in your environment, pointing to the JSON file containing your service account key:

export GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS="/home/user/Downloads/[FILE_NAME].json"

More info on Google Cloud authentication can be found here.

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="google" \
  --storage-google-bucket="my-gcs-bucket" \
  --storage-google-prefix=""

Using With Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

Make sure your environment is properly setup to access mycontainer.

To do so, you must set the following env vars: - AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT - AZURE_STORAGE_ACCESS_KEY

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="microsoft" \
  --storage-microsoft-container="mycontainer" \
  --storage-microsoft-prefix=""

Using With Alibaba Cloud Oss Storage

Make sure your environment is properly setup to access my-oss-bucket.

To do so, you must set the following env vars: - ALIBABA_CLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_ID - ALIBABA_CLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="alibaba" \
  --storage-alibaba-bucket="my-oss-bucket" \
  --storage-alibaba-prefix="" \
  --storage-alibaba-endpoint="oss-cn-beijing.aliyuncs.com"

Using With Openstack Object Storage

Make sure your environment is properly setup to access mycontainer.

To do so, you must set the following env vars (depending on your openstack version): - OS_AUTH_URL - either OS_PROJECT_NAME or OS_TENANT_NAME or OS_PROJECT_ID or OS_TENANT_ID - either OS_DOMAIN_NAME or OS_DOMAIN_ID - either OS_USERNAME or OS_USERID - OS_PASSWORD

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="openstack" \
  --storage-openstack-container="mycontainer" \
  --storage-openstack-prefix="" \
  --storage-openstack-region="myregion"

Using With Local Filesystem Storage

Make sure you have read-write access to ./chartstorage (will create if doesn’t exist on first upload)

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="local" \
  --storage-local-rootdir="./chartstorage"

Basic Auth

If both of the following options are provided, basic http authentication will protect all routes: - --basic-auth-user=<user> - username for basic http authentication - --basic-auth-pass=<pass> - password for basic http authentication

You may want basic auth to only be applied to operations that can change Charts, i.e. PUT, POST and DELETE. So to avoid basic auth on GET operations use

  • --auth-anonymous-get - allow anonymous GET operations

Bearer/Token Auth

If all of the following options are provided, bearer auth will protect all routes: - --bearer-auth - enables bearer auth - --auth-realm=<realm> - authorization server url - --auth-service=<service> - authorization server service name - --auth-cert-path=<path> - path to authorization server public pem file

Using options above, ChartMuseum is configured with a public key, and will accept RS256 JWT tokens signed by the associated private key, passed in the Authorization header. You can use the chartmuseum/auth Go library to generate valid JWT tokens.

In order to gain access to a specific resource, the JWT token must contain an access section in the claims. This section indicates which resources the user is able to access. Here is an example token payload:

{
  "exp": 1543995770,
  "iat": 1543995470,
  "access": [
    {
      "type": "artifact-repository",
      "name": "org1/repo1",
      "actions": [
        "pull"
      ]
    }
  ]
}

The type is always “artifact-repository”, the name is the namespace/tenant (just use the string “repo” if using single-tenant server), and actions is an array of actions the user can perform (“pull” and/or “push).

For more information about how this works, please see chartmuseum/auth-server-example.

HTTPS

If both of the following options are provided, the server will listen and serve HTTPS: - --tls-cert=<crt> - path to tls certificate chain file - --tls-key=<key> - path to tls key file

Other Cli Options

  • --log-json - output structured logs as json
  • --disable-api - disable all routes prefixed with /api
  • --disable-statefiles - disable use of index-cache.yaml
  • --allow-overwrite - allow chart versions to be re-uploaded without ?force querystring
  • --disable-force-overwrite - do not allow chart versions to be re-uploaded, even with ?force querystring
  • --chart-url=<url> - absolute url for .tgzs in index.yaml
  • --storage-amazon-endpoint=<endpoint> - alternative s3 endpoint
  • --storage-amazon-sse=<algorithm> - s3 server side encryption algorithm
  • --storage-openstack-cacert=<path> - path to a custom ca certificates bundle for openstack
  • --chart-post-form-field-name=<field> - form field which will be queried for the chart file content
  • --prov-post-form-field-name=<field> - form field which will be queried for the provenance file content
  • --index-limit=<number> - limit the number of parallel indexers
  • --context-path=<path> - base context path (new root for application routes)
  • --depth=<number> - levels of nested repos for multitenancy

Docker Image

Available via Docker Hub.

Example usage (local storage):

docker run --rm -it \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -e DEBUG=1 \
  -e STORAGE=local \
  -e STORAGE_LOCAL_ROOTDIR=/charts \
  -v $(pwd)/charts:/charts \
  chartmuseum/chartmuseum:latest

Example usage (S3):

docker run --rm -it \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -e PORT=8080 \
  -e DEBUG=1 \
  -e STORAGE="amazon" \
  -e STORAGE_AMAZON_BUCKET="my-s3-bucket" \
  -e STORAGE_AMAZON_PREFIX="" \
  -e STORAGE_AMAZON_REGION="us-east-1" \
  -v ~/.aws:/root/.aws:ro \
  chartmuseum/chartmuseum:latest

Helm Chart

There is a Helm chart for ChartMuseum itself which can be found in the official Kubernetes Charts repository.

You can also view it on Kubeapps Hub.

To install:

helm repo add stable https://kubernetes-charts.storage.googleapis.com
helm install stable/chartmuseum

If interested in making changes, please submit a PR to kubernetes/charts. Before doing any work, please check for any currently open pull requests. Thanks!

Multitenancy

Multitenancy is supported with the --depth flag.

To begin, start with a directory structure such as

charts
├── org1
│   ├── repoa
│   │   └── nginx-ingress-0.9.3.tgz
├── org2
│   ├── repob
│   │   └── chartmuseum-0.4.0.tgz

This represents a storage layout appropriate for --depth=2. The organization level can be eliminated by using --depth=1. The default depth is 0 (singletenant server).

Start the server with --depth=2, pointing to the charts/ directory:

chartmuseum --debug --depth=2 --storage="local" --storage-local-rootdir=./charts

This example will provide two separate Helm Chart Repositories at the following locations: - http://localhost:8080/org1/repoa - http://localhost:8080/org2/repob

This should work with all supported storage backends.

To use the chart manipulation routes, simply place the name of the repo directly after “/api” in the route:

curl -F "chart=@mychart-0.1.0.tgz" http://localhost:8080/api/org1/repoa/charts

Cache

By default, the contents of index.yaml (per-tenant) will be stored in memory. This means that memory usage will continue to grow indefinitely as more charts are added to storage.

You may wish to offload this to an external cache store, especially for large, multitenant installations.

Using Redis

Example of using Redis as an external cache store:

chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 \
  --storage="local" \
  --storage-local-rootdir="./chartstorage" \
  --cache="redis" \
  --cache-redis-addr="localhost:6379" \
  --cache-redis-password="" \
  --cache-redis-db=0

Prometheus Metrics

ChartMuseum exposes its Prometheus metrics at the /metrics route on the main port. This can be disabled with the --disable-metrics command-line flag or the DISABLE_METRICS environment variable.

Note that the Kubernetes chart currently disables metrics by default (DISABLE_METRICS=true is set in the chart).

Below are the current application metrics exposed. Note that there is a per tenant (repo) label. The repo label corresponds to the depth parameter, so a depth=2 as the example above would have repo labels named org1/repoa and org2/repob.

Metric Type Labels Description
chartmuseum_charts_served_total Gauge {repo=”*“} Total number of charts
chartmuseum_charts_versions_served_total Gauge {repo=”*“} Total number of chart versions available

*: see above for repo label

There are other general global metrics harvested (per process, hence for all tenants). You can get the complete list by using the /metrics route.

Metric Type Labels Description
chartmuseum_request_duration_seconds Summary {quantile=“0.5”}, {quantile=“0.9”}, {quantile=“0.99”} The HTTP request latencies in seconds
chartmuseum_request_duration_seconds_sum
chartmuseum_request_duration_seconds_count
chartmuseum_request_size_bytes Summary {quantile=“0.5”}, {quantile=“0.9”}, {quantile=“0.99”} The HTTP request sizes in bytes
chartmuseum_request_size_bytes_sum
chartmuseum_request_size_bytes_count
chartmuseum_response_size_bytes Summary {quantile=“0.5”}, {quantile=“0.9”}, {quantile=“0.99”} The HTTP response sizes in bytes
chartmuseum_response_size_bytes_sum
chartmuseum_response_size_bytes_count
go_goroutines Gauge Number of goroutines that currently exist

Notes on index.yaml

The repository index (index.yaml) is dynamically generated based on packages found in storage. If you store your own version of index.yaml, it will be completely ignored.

GET /index.yaml occurs when you run helm repo add chartmuseum http://localhost:8080 or helm repo update.

If you manually add/remove a .tgz package from storage, it will be immediately reflected in GET /index.yaml.

You are no longer required to maintain your own version of index.yaml using helm repo index --merge.

The --gen-index CLI option (described above) can be used to generate and print index.yaml to stdout.

Upon index regeneration, ChartMuseum will, however, save a statefile in storage called index-cache.yaml used for cache optimization. This file is only meant for internal use, but may be able to be used for migration to simple storage.

Mirroring the Official Kubernetes Repositories

Please see scripts/mirror_k8s_repos.sh for an example of how to download all .tgz packages from the official Kubernetes repositories (both stable and incubator).

You can then use ChartMuseum to serve up an internal mirror:

scripts/mirror_k8s_repos.sh
chartmuseum --debug --port=8080 --storage="local" --storage-local-rootdir="./mirror"

Subprojects

The following subprojects are maintained by ChartMuseum: