Redmine is a flexible project management and issue tracking web application.

This chart was based on the bitnami redmine chart, but adopted to our needs.

Right now we do use version 3.3.1.

Chart Details

This chart uses the docker image from sameersbn. Furthermore it has a requirement on our Mysql-Chart to provide a datastore.

Get this Chart

Our central repository is located at:, please configure this in your helm installation (via helm repo add). Then you can download and install this chart using the usual helm procedure (see Using Helm).

If you would like to contribute and/or like to make changes on this chart, please clone this repo via:

git clone

Installing the chart

If you have cloned this repository, you do need to update the requirements of this chart beforehand via helm dependencies update in the chart-folder.

Other installation-instructions can be found on the above mentioned Using Helm page.


The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the Redmine chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
hostName Host Name of this Instance
redminePort Port of the container 80
redmineHttps Should https be enabled false
nginx.enabled Should the Nginx-Server be startet true
nginx.workers The number of nginx workers to start. 1
nginx.maxUploadSize Maximum acceptable upload size 20m
unicorn.workers The number of unicorn workers to start 2
unicorn.timeout Sets the timeout of unicorn worker processes 60
smtp.enabled Enable mail delivery via SMTP false
smtp.domain SMTP domain SMTP server host
smtp.port SMTP server port 587
smtp.user SMTP username username
smtp.pass SMTP password password
smtp.method SMTP delivery method. Possible values: smtp, async_smtp smtp
smtp.opensslVerifyMode SMTP openssl verification mode. Accepted values are none, peer, client_once and fail_if_no_peer_cert none
smtp.startTLS Enable STARTTLS true
smtp.TLS Enable SSL/TLS false
smtp.authentication Specify the SMTP authentication method :login
persistence.enabled Enable persistence true
persistence.storageClass storageClass generic
persistence.accessMode Access Mode of the persistence volume ReadWriteOnce
persistence.size Size of the volume 8Gi
persistence.path Path where all data on the host is stored /data/redmine/files
persistence.log.path Path where all logs on the host are stored /data/redmine/logs
databaseAdapter The databaseAdapter to use mysql. mysql2 or postgresql mysql
mysql.databasePort The port of the database 3306
mysql.databaseName The name of the database redmine
mysql.databaseUser The database user redmine
mysql.databasePassword The password of the database redmine
mysql.persistence.path the path where the mysql stores the data on the node /data/redmine/mysql
scm.autoCreate Are repos created automatically during project creation? force
scm.forceRepo Is Repo Module enabled on project creation? true
scm.denyDelete Deletion of Repositories not allowed anymore true
initial.mailSender Initial Configuration of the mail sender
fetchCommits Should changesets get fetched via cron? One of: hourly, daily or monthly disable
sso.enabled Should the SSO functionality be enabled? false
sso.protocol The protocol used by the SSO Keycloak server https The hostname of the SSO Keycloak server The Id of the client in Keycloak redmine
sso.client.secret The secret of the client in the Keycloak ``
sso.userGroup The Group Users should be in User
sso.adminGroup The Group Admins should be in Admin
sso.disableSslValidation Should the SSL Validation get disabled false

NOTE: The persistence settings are right now rather useless (except the path), since we are not using any persistence claim, we are still using hostpath

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-redmine -f values.private.yaml redmine-x.x.x.tgz

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml

The initial Username/Pasword combination for the first login is: admin/admin.


To be able to keep stateful data in the redmine kubernetes container, the following path is used:


Right now, we do use HostPathes, which do not work in a real cluster environment (like AWS or GCE). Please adopt this one to your own needs.

Initial login

Username: admin Password: admin


  • Adopt persistence to be able to run this in the cloud as well as on single node "clusters"
  • Update to a later version of MariaDb
  • Use LDAP and SSO