…The beginning of a pleasant experience


User config


  • Web search bar
  • Dynamically list apps discovered from Kubernetes ingresses
  • Support for non-Kubernetes apps via custom apps config
  • Customizable list of bookmarks
  • Selectable themes
  • Custom configuration overrides per user/browser
  • Multiple instance support



helm repo add hajimari https://hajimari.io

helm repo update

helm install hajimari hajimari/hajimari

Helm docs


Clone the repo and run the following command to generate the hajimari binary:

make build

You will need to have go installed.

Hajimari will need access to a kubeconfig file for a service account with access to ingress objects.



Hajimari looks for specific annotations on ingresses.

  • Add the following annotations to your ingresses in order for it to be discovered by Hajimari:
Annotation Description Required
hajimari.io/enable Add this with value true to the ingress of the app you want to show in Hajimari true
hajimari.io/icon Icon name from MDI icons false
hajimari.io/appName A custom name for your application. Use if you don’t want to use the name of the ingress false
hajimari.io/group A custom group name. Use if you want the application to show in a different group than the namespace it is running in false
hajimari.io/instance A comma separated list of name/s of the Hajimari instance/s where you want this application to appear. Use when you have multiple Hajimari instances false
hajimari.io/url A URL for the Hajimari app (This will override the ingress URL). It MUST begin with a scheme i.e., http:// or https:// false


Hajimari supports the following configuration options that can be modified by either ConfigMap or values.yaml if you are using helm

Field Description Default Type
defaultEnable Set to true to expose all ingresses in selected namespaces by default false bool
namespaceSelector Namespace selector which uses a combination of hardcoded namespaces as well as label selectors any: true NamespaceSelector
title Title for the Hajimari instance “Hajimari” string
instanceName Name of the Hajimari instance “” string
customApps A list of custom apps that you would like to add to the Hajimari instance {} []CustomApp
groups A list of bookmark groups to add to the Hajimari instance {} []groups


It is a selector for selecting namespaces either selecting all namespaces or a list of namespaces, or filtering namespaces through labels.

Field Description Default Type
any Boolean describing whether all namespaces are selected in contrast to a list restricting them false bool
labelSelector Filter namespaces based on kubernetes metav1.LabelSelector type null metav1.LabelSelector
matchNames List of namespace names null []string

Note: If you specify both labelSelector and matchNames, Hajimari will take a union of all namespaces matched and use them.

Custom apps

If you want to add any apps that are not exposed through ingresses or are external to the cluster, you can use the custom apps feature. You can pass an array of custom apps inside the config.

Field Description Type
name Name of the custom app String
icon URL of the icon for the custom app String
url URL of the custom app String
group Group for the custom app String


Bookmark groups can be added by creating an array of group names and links.

Field Description Type
name Name of the bookmark group String
links Array of links Array

Bookmarks can be added by configuring a list of bookmarks under a group.

Field Description Type
name Name of the bookmark String
url URL of the bookmark String

Custom startpage setup

  1. Open Hajimari in your browser, click the hamburger menu in the lower lefthand corner.
  2. Modify the options you wish to change in the built-in YAML editor.
  3. Click Save and you’ll be redirected to your new custom page with a random ID on the URL. Set this page as your homepage/new tab page. For the best experience in Firefox I recommend the New Tab Override extension; for Chrome Custom New Tab URL.
  4. You can make further modifications to this page at anytime under the hamburger menu.

Please note there is no authentication. You might want to run this behind ingress with access restrictions.


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.

Run make help for information on linting, tests, etc.


Why Hajimari?

Hajimari (Śßč„Āĺ„āä) is Japanese for beginnings. Hajimari’s original intended purpose is to be used as a browser startpage, so the name seemed fitting as it’s the beginning of all new tabs/windows ūüôā

Thank you / dependencies

  • SUI For the great startpage template
  • Forecastle Ideas for integrating k8s ingress