A fluxcd controller for managing manifests declared in jsonnet.

Kubecfg (and its internal libraries) as well as Tanka-style directories with a main.jsonnet are supported.

This project is in very early stages proof-of-concept still. So expect bugs. But please feel free to open an Issue if you spot any :smile:.


API Documentation is available here.


There are multiple ways to install the jsonnet-controller.

NOTE: To set up Flux Alerts from Konfigurations you will need to patch the enum in the Alerts CRD.
There is a patch included in this repository that can do this for you. You can apply it directly or include the yaml version in gotk-patch.yaml with your flux bootstrap.
You can also add something like the following to your cluster's kustomization.yaml:

apiVersion: kustomize.config.k8s.io/v1beta1
kind: Kustomization
- gotk-components.yaml
- gotk-sync.yaml
- target:
    group: apiextensions.k8s.io
    version: v1
    kind: CustomResourceDefinition
    name: alerts.notification.toolkit.fluxcd.io
  path: 'alerts-crd-patch.yaml' # The downloaded patch in your flux repository

Using Flux

If you have an existing flux2 setup on your cluster, you can add the jsonnet-controller to the Flux control-plane easily with the following commands:

# Create a GitRepository source for this repository
flux create source git jsonnet-controller --url=https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller --branch=main

# Create a Kustomization for the jsonnet-controller. 
# By default it will install to the flux-system namespace.
# You can set interval and other options as you please.
flux create kustomization jsonnet-controller \
        --source=GitRepository/jsonnet-controller \
        --path="./config/default" \
        --prune=true \
        --interval=5m \

You may want to patch the output to pin the image at a specific version. The kustomize manifests in the repository point at latest.

Using kubectl

export VERSION=v0.0.9

kubectl apply -f https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller/releases/download/${VERSION}/jsonnet-controller.yaml

# To apply a manifest with the latest changes.
#   kubectl apply -f https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller/raw/main/pkg/cmd/manifest.yaml

# Apply the patch to the Flux Alerts CRD to allow alerts from Konfigurations.
# This step is optional, but required for all installation methods at the moment
# if desired.
kubectl patch crd alerts.notification.toolkit.fluxcd.io --type json \
  --patch-file <(curl -sL https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller/raw/main/config/notification-alerts-patch.json)

You can also use the manifest from the main branch to deploy the latest tag.

Using kubecfg

There is a kubecfg manifest located here. You can either invoke it directly, or import it to make your own modifications. You will need to clone the repository first.

git clone https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller && cd jsonnet-controller

kubecfg update config/jsonnet/jsonnet-controller.jsonnet
# To install a specific version of the controller
kubecfg update --tla-str version=${VERSION} config/jsonnet/jsonnet-controller.jsonnet

Using the konfig CLI.

There is an experimental CLI included with this project, that among other things, can install the jsonnet-controller into a cluster. The feature is available since v0.0.5.
To install, just download the latest CLI from the releases page and run:

konfig install

Use the --kubeconfig flag to specify a kubeconfig different then ~/.kube/config.

Using kustomize

Kubebuilder generates kustomize manifests with the project. You can use them by cloning the repository down and executing the following:

git clone https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller && cd jsonnet-controller

cd config/default
## This is the current value, but if you want to change the image
kubectl kustomize edit set image controller=ghcr.io/pelotech/jsonnet-controller:latest
## Deploy
kubectl kustomize | kubectl apply -f -

Using kustomize you will want to tie any additional cluster permissions necessary to the created manager role.
The other installation methods by default make the manager a cluster-admin.


First (at the moment this is optional), define a GitRepository source for your Konfiguration:

# config/samples/jsonnet-controller-git-repository.yaml
apiVersion: source.toolkit.fluxcd.io/v1beta1
kind: GitRepository
  name: jsonnet-samples
  namespace: flux-system
  interval: 30s
    branch: main
  url: https://github.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller

Finally, create a Konfiguration for your application:

# config/samples/whoami-source-controller-konfiguration.yaml
apiVersion: jsonnet.io/v1beta1
kind: Konfiguration
  name: whoami
  interval: 30s
  path: config/jsonnet/whoami-tla.jsonnet
  prune: true
      name: 'whoami'
      port: '8080'
    kind: GitRepository
    name: jsonnet-samples
    namespace: flux-system

This may change, but for now you can choose to skip the sourceRef and supply a path to a remote file over HTTP(S).
The file will be checked for changes at the provided interval.

apiVersion: jsonnet.io/v1beta1
kind: Konfiguration
  name: whoami
  interval: 30s
  path: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pelotech/jsonnet-controller/main/config/jsonnet/whoami-tla.jsonnet
  prune: true
      name: 'whoami'
      port: '8080'

You can watch the status of the Konfiguration with kubectl:

# Available names and shortnames are konfiguration(s), konfig(s), konf(s)
$ kubectl get konfig
NAME     READY   STATUS                                                            AGE
whoami   True    Applied revision: main/0bceb3d69b046f51565a345f3105febbd7be62bd   1m32s

$ kubectl get konfig -o wide
NAME     READY   STATUS                                                            AGE    CURRENTREVISION                                 LASTATTEMPTEDREVISION
whoami   True    Applied revision: main/0bceb3d69b046f51565a345f3105febbd7be62bd   1m38s   main/0bceb3d69b046f51565a345f3105febbd7be62bd   main/0bceb3d69b046f51565a345f3105febbd7be62bd

See the samples directory for more examples.



You can use the Makefile to perform any build operations:

# After code changes to the API make sure you run deep-copy code and manifest
# generation
make generate manifests

## Below steps are only if you wish to build your own image. You can also download
## from the public repository.

# Builds the docker image
make docker-build

# Builds the docker image with a custom tag
make docker-build IMG=my.repo.com/jsonnet-controller:latest

# Push the docker image (also accepts the IMG argument)
make docker-push

Local Testing

The instructions below assume you are using k3d for running a local kubernetes cluster. The instructions will work mostly the same for kind, minikube, etc. as well.

The most accurate installation manifest is the jsonnet file.
You may also use the kubebuilder generated Kustomize manifests, but you will need to bind cluster-admin privileges to the manager yourself.

To use the jsonnet you will need to install kubecfg.

# Make a test cluster
k3d cluster create

# Install flux
flux install

# Import the built image into the cluster if you did not push it
# to a repository. Replace the image name with any overrides you did.
# You can skip this step if you wish to pull the image from the public
# repository.
k3d image import ghcr.io/pelotech/jsonnet-controller:latest

# Deploy the manager and CRDs to the cluster using kubecfg.
kubecfg update config/jsonnet/jsonnet-controller.jsonnet

There are also Makefile helpers to do the equivalent of all of the above:

make cluster flux-install docker-load deploy
#       |           |          |         |
#   Create Cluster  |          |         |
#              Install Flux    |         |
#                          Load Image    |
#                                 Deploy Controller and CRDs


These are features and other tasks that need to be completed before an initial release will be ready.

  • [ ] Unit and E2E Tests