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Opni Installation

There are a few different ways to install Opni. We recommend installation through the Rancher UI.

Installation of Opni will give you the following:

  • Opni Gateway - the component that agents will communicate with to establish a connection between upstream opni and downstream opni agents
  • Opni Admin UI - the dashboard that is used to create and manage backends, SLOs and downstream Opni agents


  • cert-manager

    Install cert-manager using one of the following methods, or check out the official documentation here.

    Install using kubectl apply with static manifests
    kubectl apply -f
    Install using helm
    helm repo add jetstack
    helm repo update
    helm install \
    cert-manager jetstack/cert-manager \
    --namespace cert-manager \
    --create-namespace \
    --version v1.10.0 \
    --set installCRDs=true

Opni provides GitHub charts repository that can be used with the Rancher UI. To add the charts, navigate to Apps -> Repositories in the Rancher UI. Name the repository and select the 'Git repository containing Helm chart or cluster template definitions' option.

Enter the following git url:

And the following branch:


Once the repo has updated you should be able to find Opni in the list of charts.

Opni Charts

To install Opni, follow the prompts in the UI. The most important setting is the Gateway Hostname. This is the hostname that agents will use to connect to the Opni Gateway. By default this is created as a Load Balancer service, but you may also place an ingress in front of it if your cluster does not support Load Balancer services. Opni Gateway settings

Under the Auth Settings tab you may select the default noauth provider, or otherwise select openid and provide details for an external auth provider.

Opni Gateway settings

Once satisfied with the options, click Install.