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Start SignServer using our Helm chart

Deploying SignServer as a Helm Chart is the easiest way to get started with our open-source signing platform on Kubernetes. 


Community Helm chart for Kubernetes

A Helm chart is a higher-level abstraction that enables you to manage a group of related Docker containers as a single unit. SignServer Community Helm chart is a simple Helm chart that will get you started quickly while also giving you the option to create a production-like installation of SignServer to test.

How to get started

This tutorial will show how to quickly get started with SignServer in your Kubernetes cluster using Helm charts.

It will show how to add the signserver-community-helm repository and how to configure deployments by customizing the Helm chart configuration file. It will also demonstrate connecting a deployment to an external database.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Add signserver-community-helm as a Helm chart repository
  • Deploy SignServer as an ephemeral testing instance in Kubernetes using Helm
  • Connect SignServer running in Kubernetes to an external database for data persistence


  • Kubernetes v1.19+
  • Helm v3+
  • EJBCA, for infrastructure and signer certificates.

Documentation on GitHub


Make modifications to your installation using Helm: 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to adjust the SignServer deployment using the Helm chart to implement configuration modifications.

The tutorial shows how to add workers, change worker settings, etc.


SignServer should have been deployed using the tutorial. This is a continuation that demonstrates how to manage SignServer after it is deployed using Helm.





Here's a set of resources to help you begin using our community Helm chart in Kubernetes.


Get your hands on the SignServer Helm chart from GitHub.


Check out the supplementary readme file on GitHub.


You can watch the tutorial video on YouTube along with a few other videos here.


You can ask your questions and learn from PKI specialists in the EJBCA forum on GitHub Discussions.

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