labels

Add labels and optionally selectors to all resources.

A field that allows adding labels without also automatically injecting corresponding selectors. This can be used instead of the commonLabels field, which always adds selectors.

Selectors for resources such as Deployments and Services shouldn’t be changed once the resource has been applied to a cluster.

Changing includeSelectors to true or changing labels when includeSelectors is true in live resources is equivalent to changing commonLabels and could result in failures.

apiVersion: kustomize.config.k8s.io/v1beta1
kind: Kustomization

labels:
  - pairs:
      someName: someValue
      owner: alice
      app: bingo
    includeSelectors: true # <-- false by default

Example 1 - selectors NOT modified

File Input

# kustomization.yaml
apiVersion: kustomize.config.k8s.io/v1beta1
kind: Kustomization

labels:
  - pairs:
      someName: someValue
      owner: alice
      app: bingo

resources:
- deploy.yaml
- service.yaml
# deploy.yaml
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: example
# service.yaml
apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: example

Build Output

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  labels:
    app: bingo
    owner: alice
    someName: someValue
  name: example
---
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  labels:
    app: bingo
    owner: alice
    someName: someValue
  name: example

Example 2 - selectors modified

File Input

# kustomization.yaml
apiVersion: kustomize.config.k8s.io/v1beta1
kind: Kustomization

labels:
  - pairs:
      someName: someValue
      owner: alice
      app: bingo
    includeSelectors: true 

resources:
- deploy.yaml
- service.yaml
# deploy.yaml
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: example
# service.yaml
apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: example

Build Output

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  labels:
    app: bingo
    owner: alice
    someName: someValue
  name: example
spec:
  selector:
    app: bingo
    owner: alice
    someName: someValue
---
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  labels:
    app: bingo
    owner: alice
    someName: someValue
  name: example
spec:
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: bingo
      owner: alice
      someName: someValue
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: bingo
        owner: alice
        someName: someValue


Last modified February 4, 2022: Fix order of kustomization section (92025990)