Scroll to navigation



kubectl config - config modifies kubeconfig files


kubectl config [OPTIONS]


config modifies kubeconfig files using subcommands like "kubectl config set current-context my-context"

The loading order follows these rules: 1. If the --kubeconfig flag is set, then only that file is loaded. The flag may only be set once and no merging takes place. 2. If $KUBECONFIG environment variable is set, then it is used a list of paths (normal path delimitting rules for your system). These paths are merged together. When a value is modified, it is modified in the file that defines the stanza. When a value is created, it is created in the first file that exists. If no files in the chain exist, then it creates the last file in the list. 3. Otherwise, ${HOME}/.kube/config is used and no merging takes place.


use a particular kubeconfig file


log to standard error as well as files

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority.

Path to a client certificate file for TLS.

Path to a client key file for TLS.

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace

If non-empty, write log files in this directory

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

log to standard error instead of files

Require server version to match client version

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

Password for basic authentication to the API server.

-s, --server=""
The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use

Username for basic authentication to the API server.

-v, --v=0
log level for V logs

comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


kubectl(1), kubectl-config-view(1), kubectl-config-set-cluster(1), kubectl-config-set-credentials(1), kubectl-config-set-context(1), kubectl-config-set(1), kubectl-config-unset(1), kubectl-config-current-context(1), kubectl-config-use-context(1),


January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

kubernetes User Manuals Eric Paris