Red Hat OpenShift GitOps uses Argo CD as the core declarative tool and adds other tooling to enable teams to implement GitOps workflows across clusters. This section walks you through the process of launching Argo CD using the web console and logging into it.


Launching the Operator provided Argo CD instance

Red Hat OpenShift GitOps uses Argo CD to manage specific cluster-scoped resources, including: platform operators, optional Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) operators, and user management.

To launch the Argo CD instance for your cluster configuration, ensure that the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator is installed on your cluster. After the Operator is installed, it is applicable to all namespaces on the entire cluster. When you install the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator, it automatically sets up a ready-to-use Argo CD instance that is available in the openshift-gitops namespace, and an Argo CD icon is displayed in the console toolbar.

After you install the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator, launch into the Argo CD instance from the Console Application Launcher to use Argo CD.

  • You have installed the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator.

  1. In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to OperatorsInstalled Operators.

  2. Navigate to Red Hat applicationsApplication StagesArgo CD. The login page of the Argo CD UI is displayed in a new window.

  3. Obtain the password for the Argo CD instance:

    1. Navigate to the Developer perspective of the web console. A list of available projects is displayed.

    2. Navigate to the openshift-gitops project.

    3. Select the Secrets tab.

    4. Select the argocd-cluster-cluster instance to display the password.

    5. Copy the password.

  4. Use this password to log into the Argo CD UI in the new window.