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init CLI command reference

Detailed information on the init CLI command


Install Dapr on supported hosting platforms.

Supported platforms


dapr init [flags]


Name Environment Variable Default Description
--enable-ha false Enable high availability (HA) mode
--enable-mtls true Enable mTLS in your cluster
--help, -h Print this help message
--kubernetes, -k false Deploy Dapr to a Kubernetes cluster
--namespace, -n dapr-system The Kubernetes namespace to install Dapr in
--network DAPR_NETWORK The Docker network on which to deploy the Dapr runtime
--runtime-version latest The version of the Dapr runtime to install, for example: 1.0.0
--slim, -s false Exclude placement service, Redis and Zipkin containers from self-hosted installation


Initialize Dapr in self-hosted mode

dapr init

Initialize Dapr in Kubernetes

dapr init -k

Initialize specified version of Dapr runtime in self-hosted mode

dapr init --runtime-version 0.10.0

Initialize specified version of Dapr runtime in Kubernetes

dapr init -k --runtime-version 0.10.0

Initialize Dapr in slim self-hosted mode

dapr init -s
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