Kubernetes native
configuration management

Kustomize introduces a template-free way to customize application configuration that simplifies the use of off-the-shelf applications.


Kustomize traverses a Kubernetes manifest to add, remove or update configuration options without forking.

Purely declarative approach to configuration customization

No in-cluster components

Manage an arbitrary number of distinctly customized Kubernetes configurations

Use only Kubernetes API resource files

Every artifact that kustomize uses is plain YAML and can be validated and processed as such

Kustomize encourages a fork/modify/rebase workflow

Meetup & Conference Talks

These presentations are from various Kustomize meetups and conferences.

Projects Integrating Kustomize

Since the introduction of Kustomize, several additional projects have emerged with deep Kustomize integrations:


Connect with the Kustomize community to get answers to questions and to stay up with the latest developments.