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Release 0.13 (passbook -> authentik)

After a long back and forth, we've finally switched to a more permanent name. Whilst the upgrade is pretty much seamless, there are some things you have to change before upgrading.

Headline changes

  • New name (#361)

  • The web interface is now a semi-SPA Experience. This means that most operations are done through Asynchronous requests

    In this initial release, this brings features such as a refresh button, a generally better User experience due to shorter loading times and fewer visual context changes.

  • The web interface now has a darkmode, which is enabled automatically based on your Operating system darkmode.

  • Application Icons can now be uploaded directly to authentik, rather than just being loaded from a URL

Smaller changes

  • Add better support for Docker Service Connections with Certificates
  • Fix application API not returning the same format as other APIs



Docker-compose users should download the latest docker-compose file from here.


If you decided to rename the folder you're running the docker-compose file from, be aware that this will also change the name, that docker-compose will give the database volume. To mitigate this, either

  • Keep the original directory name
  • Move the directory and set COMPOSE_PROJECT_NAME to the name of the old directory (see here)
  • Create a backup, rename the directory and restore from backup. :::

The only manual change you have to do is replace the PASSBOOK_ prefix in your .env file, so PASSBOOK_SECRET_KEY gets changed to AUTHENTIK_SECRET_KEY.

Additionally, the database name and username have to be changed, so add this block to your .env file:


Afterwards, you can simply run docker-compose up -d and then the normal upgrade command of docker-compose run --rm server migrate.


The helm repository changes from passbook to authentik. To update your repository, execute these commands:

helm repo remove passbook
helm repo add authentik

If you've set any custom image names in your values file, make sure to change them to authentik before upgrading. :::

Additionally, you need to change the database name that authentik uses, as the database name doesn't change. Add this snippet to your values.yaml file:

postgresqlDatabase: passbook

Afterwards you can upgrade as usual from the new repository:

helm upgrade authentik authentik/authentik --devel -f values.yaml

Post-upgrade notes

  • Some default values change, for example the SAML Provider's default issuer.

    This only makes a difference for newly created providers.

  • Expression Policies variables change

    Anything prefixed with pb_ changes to ak_, this change is done automatically