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Installing with Helm

This topic describes how to use Helm to install releases that contain one or more Helm charts. For more information about the helm install command, including how to override values in a chart during installation, see Helm Install in the Helm documentation.


Before you install, complete the following prerequisites:

  • You must have a customer in the Replicated vendor portal with a valid email address. This email address is only used as a username for the Replicated registry and is never contacted. For more information about creating and editing customers in the vendor portal, see Creating a Customer.
  • (Recommended) To install the Replicated SDK alongside the application, declare the SDK as a dependency. For more information, see How to Distribute the SDK in About the Replicated SDK (Beta).


To install a Helm chart:

  1. In the vendor portal, go to Customers and click on the target customer.

  2. Click Helm install instructions.

    Helm install button

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  3. In the Helm install instructions dialog, run the first command to log into the Replicated registry:

    helm registry login --username EMAIL_ADDRESS --password LICENSE_ID

    Replace EMAIL_ADDRESS and LICENSE_ID with the values provided in the command in the Helm install instructions dialog.

  4. (Optional) Run the second and third commands to install the preflight plugin and run preflight checks. If no preflight checks are defined, these commands are not displayed. For more information about defining and running preflight checks, see About Preflight Checks and Support Bundles.

  5. Run the fourth command to install using Helm:

    helm install RELEASE_NAME oci://

    Replace RELEASE_NAME, APP_SLUG, CHANNEL_SLUG, and CHART_NAME, with the values provided in the command in the Helm install instructions dialog.


    The channel slug is not required for releases promoted to the Stable channel.


    To install the SDK with custom RBAC permissions, include the --set flag with the helm install command to override the value of the replicated.serviceAccountName field with a custom service account. For more information, see Customizing RBAC for the SDK.

  6. (Optional) In the vendor portal, click Customers. You can see that the customer you used to install is marked as Active and the details about the application instance are listed under the customer name.


    example customer in the vendor portal with an active instance View a larger version of this image