Access administration console UI

The Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf (KOTS) Admin UI provides a user interface for managing the Mission Control installation. It handles Mission Control configuration, licensing, and upgrades. Gain access to this interface through the kots kubectl plugin.


  • A downloaded Mission Control license file.

    Mission Control requires a license file to provide Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf (KOTS) with required information out installation. Information includes customer identifiers, software update channels, and entitlements.

    Are you exploring Mission Control as a solution for your organization? Fill out this registration form to request a community edition license.

    If you need a replacement license file or a non-community edition, or want to convert your Public Preview license to use a stable channel release version, please contact your account team.

  • You must have an environment prepared with kotsadm installed. See the Preparing the Environment steps for runtime or kubernetes based installations.

Access the Admin Console through a local proxy with a web browser

  • Run this command on a pre-installed Control Plane Mode server that runs the application manager kotsadm:

    kubectl kots admin-console -n <`NAMESPACE`>






    The namespace value, specified with the -n flag, must match the namespace value specified during installation.

    See the Replicated documentation for flag details.

    • Type Control+C to exit.

    • The kubectl command opens localhost port 8800, which forwards to the kotsadm service. Use the --port flag to specify an alternate port.

    • Open a web browser to http://localhost:8800. This opens the Admin Console.

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