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Install TriggerMesh on Kubernetes with Helm

This guide takes you through installing TriggerMesh on a Kubernetes cluster using our provided Helm charts. The Charts will install the required TriggerMesh custom resource definitions (CRDs) and controllers onto your cluster.


  • Kubernetes v1.22+
  • Knative Serving v1.0.0+
  • Helm 3.0+


You MUST install Knative Serving on you Kubernetes cluster for TriggerMesh to run.

Install Knative Serving

TriggerMesh relies on Knative Serving to run some of its components as Knative Services. We plan to relax this dependency in the near future. While we recommend following the official installation instructions, the remainder of this section serves as a quick guide for installing the Knative components.

Begin by installing the Knative Operator:

kubectl apply -f -n default

Check the status of the Operator by running the command:

kubectl get deployment knative-operator -n default

Now install the Knative Serving component with the Kourier Networking layer:

kubectl apply -f - <<EOF
apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
  name: knative-serving
kind: KnativeServing
  name: knative-serving
  namespace: knative-serving
      enabled: true
      ingress-class: ""

Check the status of Knative Serving Custom Resource using the command (can take a minute before it displays as ready so we'll use -w to watch the status evolve):

kubectl get KnativeServing knative-serving -n knative-serving -w

Finally configure Knative Serving to use Magic DNS ( with:

kubectl apply -f

Refer to the official documentation if you want to use a real DNS instead.

This concludes the installation of Knative Serving.

Optionally, you can install Knative Eventing. Knative Eventing is not a prerequisite for TriggerMesh to run, but we do provide compatibility for Knative Eventing users.

Install Knative Eventing using the command:

kubectl apply -f - <<EOF
apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
  name: knative-eventing
kind: KnativeEventing
  name: knative-eventing
  namespace: knative-eventing

Check the status of Knative Eventing Custom Resource using the command:

kubectl get KnativeEventing knative-eventing -n knative-eventing

Install the TriggerMesh Helm chart

Add the TriggerMesh chart repository to Helm:

helm repo add triggermesh

Charts source

The opensource TriggerMesh Helm charts are hosted on GitHub at the triggermesh/charts repository.

To install the chart with the release name triggermesh:

helm install -n triggermesh triggermesh triggermesh/triggermesh --create-namespace

The command deploys the TriggerMesh open-source components and uses the default configuration that can be adapted depending on your needs.

Doesn't work?

Please let us know by filing a GitHub issue.

Uninstalling the TriggerMesh Helm chart

To uninstall the triggermesh deployment:

helm uninstall triggermesh -n triggermesh

The Kubernetes resources associated with chart will be removed and the Helm release will be deleted.


Parameter Description Default
nameOverride Override the name for controller resources ""
fullnameOverride Override the fullname for controller resources ""
image.registry Image registry name
image.tag Image tag .Chart.AppVersion
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
imagePullSecrets Specify image pull secrets []
replicaCount Number of replicas 1
rbac.create Create RBAC resources true
serviceAccount.create Create service account for the controller true
serviceAccount.annotations Annotations to add to controller service account {} Override the name for the service account nil
podAnnotations Annotations to add to the controller pod {}
podSecurityContext Security context for controller pods {}
securityContext Security context for controller containers {}
resources Resource requests/limits for the controller {}
nodeSelector Controller node selector {}
tolerations Tolerations for use with node taints []
affinity Assign custom affinity rules to the controller pods {}
webhook.podAnnotations Annotations to add to the webhook pod { 'false'}
webhook.podSecurityContext Security context for webhook pods {}
webhook.securityContext Security context for webhook containers {}
webhook.resources Resource requests/limits for the webhook {}
webhook.nodeSelector Webhook node selector {}
webhook.tolerations Tolerations for use with node taints []
webhook.affinity Assign custom affinity rules to the webhook pods {}