Below you will find details on various scenarios we aim to support and that are compatible with the documentation on this website. Furthermore, the most applicable install methods are listed below for each of the situations.

Default static install

You don't require any tweaking of the cert-manager install parameters.

The default static configuration can be installed as follows:

kubectl apply -f

More information on this install method can be found here.

Getting started

You quickly want to learn how to use cert-manager and what it can be used for.

We recommend cmctl x install to quickly install cert-manager and interact with cert-manager resources from the command line.

Or if you prefer Helm or if you don't want to install cmctl, you can use helm to install cert-manager.

In case you are running on an OpenShift cluster, consider installing via cert-manager on

Continuous deployment

You know how to configure your cert-manager setup and want to automate this.

You can use either helm template or cmctl x install --dry-run to generate customized cert-manager installation manifests. See Output YAML using cmctl x install and Output YAML using helm template for more details. This templated cert-manager manifest can be piped into your preferred deployment tool.

In case you are using Helm for automation, cert-manager supports installing using Helm.