Argo CD supports several different ways in which Kubernetes manifests can be defined:
- Kustomize applications
- Helm charts
- A directory of YAML/JSON/Jsonnet manifests, including Jsonnet.
- Any custom config management tool configured as a config management plugin
Argo CD also supports uploading local manifests directly. Since this is an anti-pattern of the
GitOps paradigm, this should only be done for development purposes. A user with an
override permission is required
to upload manifests locally (typically an admin). All of the different Kubernetes deployment tools above are supported.
To upload a local application:
$ argocd app sync APPNAME --local /path/to/dir/