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Crossplane is an open source Kubernetes add-on that enables platform teams to assemble infrastructure from multiple vendors, and expose higher level self-service APIs for application teams to consume, without having to write any code.

  • Crossplane is a control plane
  • Allow engineers to model their infrastructure as declarative configuration
  • Support managing a myriad of diverse infrastructure using "provider" plugins
  • It's an open source tool with strong communities

For complete project documentation, please visit the Crossplane.


Crossplane Deployment

Crossplane can be deployed by enabling the add-on via the following. Check out the full example to deploy the EKS Cluster with Crossplane.

  enable_crossplane = true

You can optionally customize the Helm chart that deploys Crossplane via the following configuration.

  enable_crossplane = true

  crossplane_helm_config = {
    name                      = "crossplane"
    chart                     = "crossplane"
    repository                = ""
    version                   = "1.6.2"
    namespace                 = "crossplane-system"
    values = [templatefile("${path.module}/values.yaml", {
         service_account_name = var.service_account_name,
         operating_system     = "linux"

  crossplane_irsa_policies = [] # Optional to add additional policies to Crossplane IRSA

Crossplane AWS Provider Deployment

This module provides options to deploy the following AWS providers for Crossplane. These providers disabled by default, and it can be enabled using the config below.

NOTE: Crossplane requires Admin like permissions to create and update resources similar to Terraform deploy role. This example config uses AdministratorAccess, but you should select a policy with the minimum permissions required to provision your resources.

Config to deploy AWS Provider

# Creates ProviderConfig -> aws-provider
crossplane_aws_provider = {
  enable                   = true
  provider_aws_version     = "v0.24.1"  # Get the latest version from
  additional_irsa_policies = ["arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AdministratorAccess"]

Config to deploy Terrajet AWS Provider

# Creates ProviderConfig -> jet-aws-provider
crossplane_jet_aws_provider = {
  enable                   = true
  provider_aws_version     = "v0.4.1"  # Get the latest version from
  additional_irsa_policies = ["arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AdministratorAccess"]

Checkout the full example to deploy Crossplane with kubernetes-addons module