A Helm chart to deploy Apache Tika on Kubernetes.

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A Helm chart to deploy Apache Tika on Kubernetes.

This Helm chart is a lightweight way to configure and run the official apache/tika Docker image.

We recommend that the Helm chart version is aligned to the version Tika (and subsequently the version of the Tika Docker image) you want to deploy. This will ensure that you using a chart version that has been tested against the corresponding production version. This will also ensure that the documentation and examples for the chart will work with the version of Tika you are installing.

Warning: This branch is used for development, please use the latest release for released version.


  • Kubernetes >= 1.14
  • Helm >= v3.4.2


Install released version using Helm repository

N.B. You may or may not need/wish to install the chart into a specific namespace, in which case you may need to augment the commands below.

  • Add the Tika Helm charts repo: helm repo add tika https://apache.jfrog.io/artifactory/tika

  • Install it:

    • with Helm 3: helm install tika tika/tika --set image.tag=${release.version} -n tika-test, you will see something like
% helm install tika tika/tika --set image.tag=2.2.1-full -n tika-test
NAME: tika
LAST DEPLOYED: Mon Jan 24 13:38:01 2022
NAMESPACE: tika-test
STATUS: deployed
1. Get the application URL by running these commands:
  export POD_NAME=$(kubectl get pods --namespace tika-test -l "app.kubernetes.io/name=tika,app.kubernetes.io/instance=tika" -o jsonpath="{.items[0].metadata.name}")
  export CONTAINER_PORT=$(kubectl get pod --namespace tika-test $POD_NAME -o jsonpath="{.spec.containers[0].ports[0].containerPort}")
  echo "Visit to use your application"
  kubectl --namespace tika-test port-forward $POD_NAME 9998:$CONTAINER_PORT

Install development version using master branch

  • Clone the git repo: git clone git@github.com:apache/tika-helm.git

  • Install it:

    • with Helm 3: helm install tika . --set image.tag=latest-full
    • with Helm 2 (deprecated): helm install --name tika . --set image.tag=latest-full


Please always check CHANGELOG.md and BREAKING_CHANGES.md before upgrading to a new chart version.

Usage notes

  • TODO






None yet...


Please check CONTRIBUTING before any contribution or for any questions about our development and testing process.

More Information

For more infomation on Apache Tika Server, go to the Apache Tika Server documentation.

For more information on Apache Tika, go to the official Apache Tika project website.

For more information on the Apache Software Foundation, go to the Apache Software Foundation website.


Apache Tika Dev Team (dev@tika.apache.org)


The code is licensed permissively under the Apache License v2.0.