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🎈 Welcome to Linkerd! 👋

Linkerd is an ultralight, security-first service mesh for Kubernetes. Linkerd adds critical security, observability, and reliability features to your Kubernetes stack with no code change required.

Linkerd is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project.

Repo layout

This is the primary repo for the Linkerd 2.x line of development.

The complete list of Linkerd repos is:

Quickstart and documentation

You can run Linkerd on any modern Kubernetes cluster in a matter of seconds. See the Linkerd Getting Started Guide for how.

For more comprehensive documentation, start with the Linkerd docs. (The doc source code is available in the website repo.)

Working in this repo includes general information on how to work in this repo.

We ❤️ pull requests! See for info on contributing changes.

Get involved

Community meetings

We host regular online meetings for contributors, adopters, maintainers, and anyone else interested to connect in a synchronous fashion. These meetings usually take place the last Thursday of the month at 9am Pacific / 4pm UTC.

We're a friendly group, so please feel free to join us!

Steering Committee meetings

We host regular online meetings for the Linkerd Steering Committee. All are welcome to attend, but audio and video participation is limited to Steering Committee members and maintainers. These meetings are currently scheduled on an ad-hoc basis and announced on the linkerd-users mailing list.

Code of Conduct

This project is for everyone. We ask that our users and contributors take a few minutes to review our Code of Conduct.


See for our security policy, including how to report vulnerabilities.

Linkerd undergoes periodic third-party security audits and we publish the results here.


Copyright 2023 the Linkerd Authors. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use these files except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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