What is kaniko?

A tool to build container images from a Dockerfile, inside a container or Kubernetes cluster. kaniko doesn't depend on a Docker daemon and executes each command within a Dockerfile completely in userspace. This enables building container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster.
kaniko is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
kaniko is an open source tool with 14K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to kaniko's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses kaniko?

13 companies reportedly use kaniko in their tech stacks, including Cookielab's stack, Infrastructure, and Botmaker.

24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use kaniko.
Pros of kaniko
No need for docker demon
Automation using jules

Blog Posts

Dec 8 2020 at 5:50PM



kaniko's Features

  • Build container images in environments that can't easily or securely run a Docker daemon, such as a standard Kubernetes cluster

kaniko Alternatives & Comparisons

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