Gloo Edge read-only UI

While the full Gloo Edge UI remains an enterprise feature, open-source Gloo Edge can be optionally installed with a read-only version of the UI as a demo.

Additionally, Gloo Edge Enterprise customers can also tighten the permissions of their Gloo Edge UI, which can be helpful to provide users insight into the state of Gloo Edge without giving them admin-level permissions typically held by the Gloo Edge UI backend service.

Once installed, access the read-only UI with glooctl ui or glooctl dashboard.

Install Gloo Edge OSS Read-Only UI

Along with each release of Gloo Edge Enterprise, we build and release a helm chart that deploys open-source Gloo Edge alongside a read-only version of the UI. The helm chart is located at

To install this version with glooctl, use the --with-admin-console flag, for example:

glooctl install gateway --with-admin-console

With helm, add the following repo:

helm repo add gloo-os-with-ui

and install it:

helm install gloo gloo-os-with-ui/gloo-os-with-ui --namespace gloo-system

helm install --name gloo gloo-os-with-ui/gloo-os-with-ui --namespace my-namespace --set crds.create=true

Install Gloo Edge Enterprise Read-Only UI

To install full Gloo Edge Enterprise (including extauth, ratelimiting, Envoy with enterprise-only Envoy filters) with the read-only UI, install Gloo Edge with the following helm value override:

# This makes Gloo Edge install the UI in read-only mode
  enterprise: false