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Rendering with kustomize

kustomize allows Kubernetes developers to customize raw, template-free YAML files for multiple purposes. Skaffold can work with kustomize by calling its command-line interface.


To use kustomize with Skaffold, add manifests type kustomize to the manifests section of skaffold.yaml.

The kustomize type offers the following options:

Option Description

Each entry in paths should point to a folder with a kustomization file.


The following manifests section instructs Skaffold to render artifacts using kustomize:

  kustomize: {}
# The manifests section above is equal to
# manifests:
#   kustomize:
#     paths: ["."]