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Install OpenFaaS Pro

There are a number of components that make up OpenFaaS Pro and OpenFaaS for Enterprises.

The reference documentation for each feature is available here: Docs: OpenFaaS Pro

The Core platform is installed by switching the openfaasPro flag to true in the openfaas chart, however there are extra components that you will likely need or want to customise.

Core platform

The Core platform features of OpenFaaS Standard and OpenFaaS for Enterprises consists of:

  • OpenFaaS Pro Gateway
  • OpenFaaS Pro Kubernetes Operator with Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) i.e. Function and Profile
  • OpenFaaS Pro UI Dashboard
  • OpenFaaS Pro Autoscaler (including Scale to Zero)
  • OpenFaaS Pro Queue Worker for JetStream
  • OpenFaaS Pro CLI faas-cli pro

The Core platform is installed using the same Helm chart as OpenFaaS CE, only with some additional values set, to deploy the additional Pro components and versions.

For OpenFaaS for Enterprises:

  • Multiple namespaces are automatically detected and enabled, when you set clusterRole: true in the chart.
  • The Function Builder has its own chart, which is installed separately.
  • IAM and SSO can be configured up front, or later down the line when you have the base installation complete

You'll also want to install our Grafana dashboards, which give you access to additional metrics:


Detailed installation instructions including the various options for values.yaml are available in the openfaas helm chart.

We recommend using the following configuration for the values-custom.yaml file:

openfaasPro: true

  create: true

clusterRole: true

  enabled: true

  replicas: 3

  enabled: true

  replicas: 3

  maxInflight: 50

queueMode: jetstream

  streamReplication: 1

You can find explanations for each configuration item in the values-pro.yaml file on GitHub.

Create the namespaces for OpenFaaS Pro and its functions:

kubectl apply -f

Create a secret for your OpenFaaS license:

kubectl create secret generic \
  -n openfaas \
  openfaas-license \
  --from-file license=$HOME/.openfaas/LICENSE

Add the OpenFaaS helm chart repo:

helm repo add openfaas

Next, create the required tokens for the OpenFaaS Pro UI Dashboard:

OpenFaaS Pro dashboard pre-requisites

If this is your first time installing the dashboard, we recommend using "localhost" in the publicURL field, then you can access the dashboard through port-forwarding.

Then add the Helm chart repo, update it and deploy the chart, running helm repo update before each upgrade, to make sure you have the latest versions.

helm repo update

helm upgrade openfaas \
  --install openfaas/openfaas \
  --namespace openfaas \
  -f ./values-custom.yaml

How to check your installation

We recommend running the OpenFaaS config checker after installation is complete. This will help verify that your installation is correct.

See also: OpenFaaS config checker

Additional components

Event connectors

There are a number of event connectors for OpenFaaS, all of which are installed separately as required using their respective Helm charts.

View helm charts for event connectors

OpenFaaS Pro CLI

The OpenFaaS Pro CLI provides additional functionality on top of faas-cli, such as build-time secrets, and a local-run command to try out functions without deploying them.

faas-cli plugin get pro
faas-cli pro enable

You'll need a GitHub account in your company's GitHub organisation to use this feature. If you cannot get one for some reason, or use GitLab, please let us know and we'll provide an alternative mechanism to activate the CLI.

See also: faas-cli installation

Function Builder API

The OpenFaaS Pro Function Builder API can be deployed through a separate Helm chart.

View chart


Single-Sign On and IAM are closely related and are often configured at the same time.

See our walkthrough for an overview of how this works: Walkthrough of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for OpenFaaS.