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Getting Started

Our getting started guide will walk you through a series of steps to install, initialize, experiment with, and start using Amphitheatre.

1. Install API Server

Once Helm has been set up correctly, add the repo and install the chart with the release name amp as follows:

helm repo add amphitheatre
helm install amp amphitheatre/amphitheatre --create-namespace --namespace amp-system

For more advanced installation configurations see Installing API Server.

2. Configure the cluster

After installing Amphitheatre, you need to initialize some configurations, one of the more important ones being the configuration of credentials.

Create a Secret with push credentials for the Docker Registry that you plan on publishing OCI images to with Builder. Your configuration create should look something like this:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
  name: amp-credentials
  namespace: amp-system
  credentials: |
    name = "Docker Hub"
    default = true
    server = ""
    username = "<username>"
    password = "<password>"
    token = "<token>"

    name = "GitHub"
    driver = "github"
    server = ""
    username = "<username>"
    password = "<password>"
    token = "<token>"

Apply that configuration to the cluster

kubectl apply -n amp-system -f amp-credentials.yaml

For more advanced configurations see Configure the Amphitheatre.

3. Install CLI

Amphitheatre CLI can be installed by using various package managers on Linux, macOS and Windows. The precompiled binaries are available from the GitHub releases page. Simply download the appropriate binary and add it to your PATH.

For detailed install instructions, follow the guide for your operating system. Copy and paste one of the following commands in your terminal:

# For Linux on x86_64 (amd64)
curl -L && \
tar -xzf amp-linux-amd64.tar.gz && \
sudo install amp /usr/local/bin/
# For macOS on aarch64 (arm64)
curl -L && \
tar -xzf amp-darwin-arm64.tar.gz && \
sudo install amp /usr/local/bin/
docker run <command>

After you install Amphitheatre CLI, verify that you installed it correctly with:

amp version

For more advanced installation configurations see Installing CLI.

4. Quick start

Hit the ground running with our quick starts, complete with code samples aimed to get you started quickly with Amphitheatre. All templates are pre-configured to use Amphitheatre and ready-to-code:


Learn how to deploy a Go application.


Learn how to deploy a Python application.


Learn how to deploy a Java application.


Learn how to deploy a NodeJs application.


Learn how to deploy a Rust application.


Learn how to deploy a PHP application.

Tell us what you think!

We’re continuously working to improve our Quickstart examples and value your feedback. If you run into any issues while following these steps, please reach out to us in the Amphitheatre Discord community.