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Below are a list of resources for contributing and developing both core and external cert-manager components:


Hello new or existing contributor! Welcome to our contributors documentation, this is the place where we document all our processes as well as how to compile, run and test cert-manager and all it's components. This document sometimes can get out of date due to changes in the code and/or tooling. PRs to this part are also very welcome if you happen to find an out of date part.


All cert-manager meetings are open for everyone to join.

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We have 2 regular repeating meetings:


We have two cert-manager channels on the Kubernetes Slack which we use to communicate:

  • cert-manager: a general channel for all users of cert-manager; use this one for any usage related questions.
  • cert-manager-dev: a channel for collaboration between cert-manager contributors and maintainers; please only use this for code related questions