Kubefirst is a free, fully automated, and instantly operational open source platform that includes some of the most popular open source tools available in the Kubernetes space, all working together in a click.

By running our installer in your cloud, you’ll get a GitOps cloud management, cluster management, and application delivery ecosystem complete with automated Terraform workflows, Vault secrets management, GitLab or GitHub integrations with Argo, Single Sign On for your team, and a demo application that demonstrates how it all pieces together.

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to install a Kubernetes 1-Click Application. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating kubefirst using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 3 node DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster made up of Basic Droplets in the SFO2 region, you can use the following doctl command. You need to authenticate with doctl with your API access token) and replace the $CLUSTER_NAME variable with the chosen name for your cluster in the command below.

doctl kubernetes clusters create --size s-4vcpu-8gb $CLUSTER_NAME --1-clicks kubefirst

Getting Started After Deploying kubefirst


Kubefirst delivers instant GitOps platforms so you can have the most popular open source platform tools working together in minutes.

Access your console

doctl kubernetes cluster kubeconfig save <your cluster name>
kubectl --namespace kubefirst port-forward svc/kubefirst-console 8080:8080

visit http://localhost:8080

Learn more about your self-hosted platform at docs.kubefirst.io.

You can also watch the livestream we recorded about this integration with Bikram Gupta, Lead Product Manager for Kubernetes & App Platform at DigitalOcean.