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.
If you haven't used Helm before, you need to setup the Helm controller called Tiller:
Deploy the Helm stable/verdaccio
chart. In this example we use
npm as release name:
helm install --name npm stable/verdaccio
Deploy a specific version
helm install --name npm --set image.tag=2.6.5 stable/verdaccio
helm upgrade npm stable/verdaccio
helm del --purge 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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/verdaccio/verdaccio/master/conf/docker.yaml -O config.yaml
Note: Make sure you are using the right path for the storage that is used for persistency:
storage: /verdaccio/storage/data auth: htpasswd: file: /verdaccio/storage/htpasswd
Deploy the configMap
configMap to the cluster
kubectl create configmap verdaccio-config --from-file ./config.yaml
Now you can deploy the Verdaccio Helm chart and specify which configuration to use:
helm install --name npm --set customConfigMap=verdaccio-config stable/verdaccio
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