Discovering Plugins

Discovering Plugins that suits your requirement


By design, kubectl does not install plugins. This task is left to the kubernetes sub-project which needs to be installed separately. Krew helps to

  • discover plugins
  • get updates for installed plugins
  • remove plugins

Installing krew

Krew should be used as a kubectl plugin. To set yourself up to using krew - please check out the Installation section for krew

Krew capabilities

Discover plugins

kubectl krew search

Install a plugin

kubectl krew install access-matrix

Upgrade all installed plugins

kubectl krew upgrade

Show details about a plugin

kubectl krew info access-matrix

Uninstall a plugin

kubectl krew uninstall access-matrix

Last modified October 31, 2020: doc fixes (0b98669e)