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Requires authentik 2022.8

Blueprints offer a new way to template, automate and distribute authentik configuration. Blueprints can be used to automatically configure instances, manage config as code without any external tools, and to distribute application configs.


Blueprints are yaml files, whose format is described further in File structure. Blueprints can be applied in one of two ways:

  • As a Blueprint instance, which is a YAML file mounted into the authentik (worker) container. This file is read and applied regularly (every 60 minutes). Multiple instances can be created for a single blueprint file, and instances can be given context key:value attributes to configure the blueprint.
  • As a Flow import, which is a YAML file uploaded via the Browser/API. This file is validated and applied directly after being uploaded, but is not further monitored/applied.

Starting with authentik 2022.8, blueprints are used to manage authentik default flows and other system objects. These blueprints can be disabled/replaced with custom blueprints in certain circumstances.


The authentik container by default looks for blueprints in /blueprints. Underneath this directory, there are a couple default subdirectories:

  • /blueprints/default: Default blueprints for default flows, tenants, etc
  • /blueprints/example: Example blueprints for common configurations and flows
  • /blueprints/system: System blueprints for authentik managed Property mappings, etc

Any additional .yaml file in /blueprints will be discovered and automatically instantiated, depending on their labels.

To disable existing blueprints, an empty file can be mounted over the existing blueprint.