decK is entirely written in Go. The build process builds a single static binary,
which makes it easy and convenient to install decK.
You have installed Kong Gateway (OSS) >= 1.x or
Kong Enterprise >= 0.35.
You can follow along installation instructions based on your
Operating System (OS):
If you are on macOS, install decK using brew:
$ brew tap kong/deck
$ brew install deck
If you are Linux, you can either use the Debian or RPM archive from
the Github release page
or install by downloading a compressed archive, which contains the binary:
$ curl -sL https://github.com/kong/deck/releases/download/v1.16.1/deck_1.16.1_linux_amd64.tar.gz -o deck.tar.gz
$ tar -xf deck.tar.gz -C /tmp
$ sudo cp /tmp/deck /usr/local/bin/
If your workflow requires a Docker image, then you can use
image from the official Docker hub:
You will have to mount the state files into the container as volumes so that
decK can read the files during diff/sync procedures.
If you’re integrating decK into your CI system, you can either install decK
into the system itself, use the Docker based environment, or pull the binaries
from Github for each job.
For more information about how to manage decK using the Docker image, see Run decK with Docker.