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Hajimari 🌅

…The beginning of a pleasant experience

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Hajimari is a simplistically beautiful startpage designed to be the entrypoint for your self-hosted Kubernetes cluster.


User config

App groups




helm repo add hajimari

helm repo update

helm install hajimari hajimari/hajimari

Helm docs


Clone the repo and run the following command to generate the hajimari binary:

make deps
make build

Or for local development with hot reload:

make deps
make dev

You will need to have go 1.19 and node 18 installed.

Hajimari will need access to a kubeconfig file for a service account with access to ingress and endpoint slice objects.



Hajimari looks for specific annotations on ingresses.

Annotation Description Required Add this with value true to the ingress of the app you want to show in Hajimari true Icon name from MDI icons false A custom name for your application. Use if you don’t want to use the name of the ingress false A custom group name. Use if you want the application to show in a different group than the namespace it is running in false A comma separated list of name/s of the Hajimari instance/s where you want this application to appear. Use when you have multiple Hajimari instances false A URL for the Hajimari app (This will override the ingress URL). It MUST begin with a scheme i.e., http:// or https:// false Determines if links should open in new tabs/windows false A short description of the Hajimari app false


Hajimari supports the following configuration options that can be modified by either ConfigMap or values.yaml if you are using Helm

Field Description Default Type
instanceName Name of the Hajimari instance ”” string
defaultEnable Set to true to expose all ingresses in selected namespaces by default false bool
namespaceSelector Namespace selector which uses a combination of hardcoded namespaces as well as label selectors any: true NamespaceSelector
name Name to use in the greeting “You” string
title Browser title for this Hajimari instance “Hajimari” string
lightTheme Theme to use when the browser prefers light themes “gazette” string
darkTheme Theme to use when the brwoser prefers dark themes “horizon” string
customThemes A list of custom themes [] []Theme
showGreeting Toggle showing the greeting and date true bool
showAppGroups Toggle grouping apps by group (namespaces) true bool
showAppUrls Toggle displaying app URLs true bool
showAppInfo Toggle showing app info false bool
showAppStatus Toggle showing app replica status indicators true bool
showBookmarkGroups Toggle grouping bookmarks by group true bool
showGlobalBookmarks Toggle showing global bookmarks on custom startpages false bool
alwaysTargetBlank Set to true to open apps/bookmarks in a new window by default false bool
defaultSearchProvider name of the configured search provider to use as default “Google” string
searchProviders A list of custom search providers [] []SearchProvider
customApps A list of custom apps to add to the discovered apps [] []AppGroup
globalBookmarks A list of bookmark groups to add [] []BookmarkGroup


It is a selector for selecting namespaces either selecting all namespaces or a list of namespaces, or filtering namespaces through labels.

Field Description Default Type
any Boolean describing whether all namespaces are selected in contrast to a list restricting them false bool
labelSelector Filter namespaces based on kubernetes metav1.LabelSelector type null metav1.LabelSelector
matchNames List of namespace names null []string

Note: If you specify both labelSelector and matchNames, Hajimari will take a union of all namespaces matched and use them.


If you want to add custom themes you can provide a list of custom theme atrributes.

Field Description Type
name Name of the theme String
backgroundColor Background color hex value String
primaryColor Primary color hex value String
accentColor Accent color hex value String


If you want to add custom search providers you can provide a list of custom providers to override the defaults.

Field Description Type
name Name of the search provider String
token Short token used to activate this provider in the search bar String
icon Icon name or URL to use for this search provider String
searchUrl URL to use for searches, the token {query} will be replaced with the query String
url URL to use when only token is entered in search bar String
Default Search Providers

searchProviders defaults to the following values:

  - name: Google
    token: g
    icon: simple-icons:google
  - name: DuckDuckGo
    token: d
    icon: simple-icons:duckduckgo
  - name: IMDB
    token: i
    icon: simple-icons:imdb
  - name: Reddit
    token: r
    icon: simple-icons:reddit
  - name: YouTube
    token: 'y'
    icon: simple-icons:youtube
  - name: Spotify
    token: s
    icon: simple-icons:spotify
    searchUrl: h{query}


If you want to add any apps that are not exposed through ingresses or are external to the cluster, you can use the custom apps feature. You can pass a list of custom apps inside the config.

Field Description Type
group Name of the group (namespace) String
apps A list of custom apps []App

Custom apps can be added by configuring a list of apps under an app group.

Field Description Type
name Name of the custom app String
icon Icon name or URL for the custom app String
url URL of the custom app String
info Short description of the custom app String
targetBlank Open app in a new window/tab Bool


Bookmark groups can be added by creating a list of groups and associated bookmarks.

Field Description Type
group Name of the bookmark group String
bookmarks Array of bookmarks []Bookmark

Bookmarks can be added by configuring a list of bookmarks under a group.

Field Description Type
name Name of the bookmark String
icon Icon name or URL for the bookmark String
url URL of the bookmark String
targetBlank Open bookmark in a new window/tab Bool

The search bar has a few functionalities:


Any icon field can be either an Iconify supported icon (ex: mdi:kubernetes, simple-icons:google) or a URL to an image.

Custom startpage setup

  1. Open Hajimari in your browser, click the hamburger menu in the lower lefthand corner.
  2. Modify the options you wish to change in the built-in YAML editor.
  3. Click Save and you’ll be redirected to your new custom page with a random ID on the URL. Set this page as your homepage/new tab page. For the best experience in Firefox I recommend the New Tab Override extension; for Chrome Custom New Tab URL.
  4. You can make further modifications to this page at anytime under the hamburger menu.

Please note there is no authentication. You might want to run this behind ingress with access restrictions.


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.

Run make help for information on linting, tests, etc.


Why Hajimari?

Hajimari (始まり) is Japanese for beginnings. Hajimari’s original intended purpose is to be used as a browser startpage, so the name seemed fitting as it’s the beginning of all new tabs/windows :)

Thank you / dependencies