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Beta versions

You can test upcoming authentik versions, including major new features that are in "Beta release", by switching to the next images. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest stable release before upgrading to Beta images. It is always possible to upgrade from the Beta to the next stable release.


Downgrading from the Beta is not supported. It is recommended to take a backup before upgrading, or test Beta versions on a separate install. Upgrading from Beta versions to the next release is usually possible, however also not supported.

Add the following block to your .env file:

The Beta image is amd64 only. For arm64 platforms, append -arm64 to the tag name (no spaces).

Next, run the upgrade commands below.

docker compose pull
docker compose up -d

If you are upgrading from an older Beta release to the most recent Beta release, you might need to run kubectl rollout restart deployment, because Helm needs to recreate the pods in order to pick up the new image (the tag doesn't change).

To verify whether the upgrade was successful, go to your Admin panel and navigate to the Overview dashboard. There, you can check the version number to ensure that you are using the Beta version you intended.