Required, defines targets for this kluctl project.

Specifies a list of targets for which commands can be invoked. A target puts together environment/target specific configuration and the target cluster. Multiple targets can exist which target the same cluster but with differing configuration (via args).

Each value found in the target definition is rendered with a simple Jinja2 context that only contains the target and args. The rendering process is retried 10 times until it finally succeeds, allowing you to reference the target itself in complex ways.

Target entries have the following form:

  - name: <target_name>
    context: <context_name>
      arg1: <value1>
      arg2: <value2>
      - image: my-image
        resultImage: my-image:1.2.3
      profile: my-local-aws-profile
        name: service-account-name
        namespace: service-account-namespace
    discriminator: "my-project-{{ }}"

The following fields are allowed per target:


This field specifies the name of the target. The name must be unique. It is referred in all commands via the -t option.


This field specifies the kubectl context of the target cluster. The context must exist in the currently active kubeconfig. If this field is omitted, Kluctl will always use the currently active context.


This fields specifies a map of arguments to be passed to the deployment project when it is rendered. Allowed argument names are configured via deployment args.


This field specifies a list of fixed images to be used by images.get_image(...). The format is identical to the fixed images file.


This field specifies target specific AWS configuration, which overrides what was optionally specified via the global AWS configuration.


Specifies a discriminator which is used to uniquely identify all deployed objects on the cluster. It is added to all objects as the value of the label. This label is then later used to identify all objects belonging to the deployment project and target, so that Kluctl can determine which objects got orphaned and need to be pruned. The discriminator is also used to identify all objects that need to be deleted when kluctl delete is called.

If no discriminator is set for a target, kluctl prune and kluctl delete are not supported.

The discriminator can be a template which is rendered at project loading time. While rendering, only the target and args are available as global variables in the templating context.

The rendered discriminator should be unique on the target cluster to avoid mis-identification of objects from other deployments or targets. It’s good practice to prefix the discriminator with a project name and at least use the target name to make it unique. Example discriminator to achieve this: my-project-name-{{ }}.

If a target is meant to be deployed multiple times, e.g. by using external arguments, the external arguments should be taken into account as well. Example: my-project-name-{{ }}-{{ args.environment_name }}.

A default discriminator can also be specified which is used whenever a target has no discriminator configured.

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