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JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray with Amazon EKS

Universal artifact repository manager on AWS managed Kubernetes

This Quick Start deploys JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It is for organizations that want to deploy JFrog as their Kubernetes registry without having to install and operate the Kubernetes control plane. 

For more information about JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray, refer to

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This Quick Start was developed by JFrog and Trace3 in collaboration with AWS. JFrog and Trace3 are AWS Partners.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans three Availability Zones.*
    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • A Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • A Network Load Balancer attached to the public subnets. The load balancer directs traffic to the NGINX pod configured as a Kubernetes object. The NGINX container provides ingress, reverse proxy, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination for the Artifactory primary and secondary pods.
    • In the private subnets:
      • In the first Availability Zone, a primary Amazon EKS node with NGINX and Artifactory pods in an Auto Scaling group.
      • In the second and third Availability Zones, a secondary Amazon EKS node with NGINX, Artifactory, and Xray pods, in an Auto Scaling group.
      • An Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) DB instance accessible only from the private subnets.
    • A private and encrypted Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket for repository storage.
    • Amazon EKS for the cluster to run NGINX, Artifactory, and Xray containerized applications.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy this Quick Start, follow the instructions in the deployment guide, which includes these steps. The deployment process takes about 15 minutes.

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Sign up for the Free Trial license.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:
    4. Set up JFrog Artifactory.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip   After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    This Quick Start requires an Enterprise or Enterprise+ license for JFrog Artifactory. To use the Quick Start in your production environment, you can sign up for a Free Trial license, which includes three JFrog Artifactory Enterprise licenses. You’ll need to place the license keys in the specified fields when you launch the Quick Start.