Related Projects and Documentation

The Helm community has produced many extra tools, plugins, and documentation about Helm. We love to hear about these projects. If you have anything you’d like to add to this list, please open an issue or pull request.

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Helm Plugins

  • App Registry - Plugin to manage charts via the App Registry specification
  • helm-backup - Plugin which performs backup/restore of releases in a namespace to/from a file
  • Helm Diff - Preview helm upgrade as a coloured diff
  • Helm Value Store - Plugin for working with Helm deployment values
  • Technosophos’s Helm Plugins - Plugins for GitHub, Keybase, and GPG
  • helm-convert - Plugin to convert charts into Kustomize compatible packages
  • helm-cos - Plugin to manage repositories on Tencent Cloud Object Storage
  • helm-edit - Plugin for editing release’s values
  • helm-env - Plugin to show current environment
  • helm-gcs - Plugin to manage repositories on Google Cloud Storage
  • helm-github - Plugin to install Helm Charts from Github repositories
  • helm-hashtag - Plugin for tracking docker tag hash digests as values
  • helm-inject - Plugin for injecting additional configurations during release upgrade
  • helm-k8comp - Plugin to create Helm Charts from hiera using k8comp
  • helm-last - Plugin to show the latest release
  • helm-local - Plugin to run Tiller as a local daemon
  • helm-logs - Plugin to view changed releases over time
  • helm-monitor - Plugin to monitor a release and rollback based on Prometheus/ElasticSearch query
  • helm-nexus - Plugin to use Sonatype Nexus OSS as your own charts repository.
  • helm-nuke - Plugin to destroy all releases
  • helm-plugin-utils - Utility functions to be used within Helm plugins
  • helm-restore - Plugin to restore a deployed release to its original state
  • helm-secrets - Plugin to manage and store secrets safely
  • helm-ssm - Plugin to inject values coming from AWS SSM parameters on the values.yaml file
  • helm-stop - Plugin for stopping a release pods
  • helm-template - Debug/render templates client-side
  • helm-tiller - Additional commands to work with Tiller
  • helm-tiller-info - Plugin which prints information about Tiller
  • helm-unittest - Plugin for unit testing chart locally with YAML
  • Tillerless Helm v2 - Helm plugin for using Tiller locally and in CI/CD pipelines

We also encourage GitHub authors to use the helm-plugin tag on their plugin repositories.

Additional Tools

Tools layered on top of Helm or Tiller.

  • AppsCode Swift - Ajax friendly Helm Tiller Proxy using grpc-gateway
  • Armada - Manage prefixed releases throughout various Kubernetes namespaces, and removes completed jobs for complex deployments. Used by the Openstack-Helm team.
  • ChartMuseum - Helm Chart Repository with support for Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage
  • Chartify - Generate Helm charts from existing Kubernetes resources.
  • Cloudsmith - Fully managed SaaS offering private Helm Chart Repositories
  • Codefresh - Kubernetes native CI/CD and management platform with UI dashboards for managing Helm charts and releases
  • Cog - Helm chart to deploy Cog on Kubernetes
  • Helm Plugin - Run Helm inside of the Drone CI/CD system
  • Helm Chart Publisher - HTTP API for publishing Helm Charts in an easy way
  • Helm.NET - A .NET client for Tiller’s API
  • Helmfile - Helmfile is a declarative spec for deploying helm charts
  • Helmsman - Helmsman is a helm-charts-as-code tool which enables installing/upgrading/protecting/moving/deleting releases from version controlled desired state files (described in a simple TOML format).
  • Landscaper - “Landscaper takes a set of Helm Chart references with values (a desired state), and realizes this in a Kubernetes cluster.”
  • Monocular - Web UI for Helm Chart repositories
  • Orca - Advanced CI\CD tool for Kubernetes and Helm made simple.
  • Quay App Registry - Open Kubernetes application registry, including a Helm access client
  • Reckoner - Reckoner (formerly Autohelm) is a tool for declarative management of helm releases. Written in python and supports git urls as a source for helm charts.
  • Rudder - RESTful (JSON) proxy for Tiller’s API
  • Schelm - Render a Helm manifest to a directory
  • Shipper - Multi-cluster canary or blue-green rollouts using Helm
  • VIM-Kubernetes - VIM plugin for Kubernetes and Helm

Helm Included

Platforms, distributions, and services that include Helm support.

  • Codefresh - A CI/CD solution designed specifically for Docker/Kubernetes/Helm. Includes a private Helm repository and graphical dashboards for Helm charts, Helm releases and Helm environments.
  • Fabric8 - Integrated development platform for Kubernetes
  • Jenkins X - open source automated CI/CD for Kubernetes which uses Helm for promoting applications through environments via GitOps
  • Kubernetic - Kubernetes Desktop Client
  • Qstack


Grab bag of useful things for Chart authors and Helm users

  • Await - Docker image to “await” different conditions–especially useful for init containers. More Info