Install Karapace#

Using Docker#

To get you up and running with the latest build of Karapace, a docker image is available:

# Fetch the latest build from main branch
docker pull

# Fetch the latest release
docker pull

An example setup including configuration and Kafka connection is available as compose example:

docker compose -f ./container/compose.yml up -d

Then you should be able to reach two sets of endpoints:


Each configuration key can be overridden with an environment variable prefixed with KARAPACE_, exception being configuration keys that actually start with the karapace string. For example, to override the bootstrap_uri config value, one would use the environment variable KARAPACE_BOOTSTRAP_URI. Here you can find an example configuration file to give you an idea what you need to change.

Source install#

Alternatively you can do a source install using:

python install