Zero to JupyterHub

JupyterHub is a tool that allows you to quickly utilize cloud computing infrastructure to manage a hub that enables your users to interact remotely with a computing environment that you specify. JupyterHub offers a useful way to standardize the computing environment of a group of people (e.g., for a class of students or an analytics team), as well as allowing people to access the hub remotely.

This growing collection of information will help you set up your own JupyterHub instance. It is in an early stage, so the information and tools may change quickly.

If you have tips or deployments that you would like to share, see Resources from the community. If you see anything that is incorrect or have any questions, feel free to reach out at the issues page.

Getting to Step Zero: your Kubernetes cluster

This section describes a Kubernetes cluster and outlines how to complete Step Zero: your Kubernetes cluster for different cloud providers and infrastructure.

Creating your JupyterHub

This tutorial starts from Step Zero: your Kubernetes cluster and describes the steps needed for you to create a complete initial JupyterHub deployment. This will use the JupyterHub Helm chart which provides sensible defaults for an initial deployment.

To begin, go to Setting up Helm.

Customization Guide

JupyterHub can be configured and customized to fit a variety of deployment requirements. If you would like to expand JupyterHub, customize its setup, increase the computational resources available for users, or change authentication services, this guide will walk you through the steps. See the Helm Chart Configuration Reference for a list of frequently used configurable helm chart fields.

Resources from the community

This section gives the community a space to provide information on setting up, managing, and maintaining JupyterHub.


We recognize that Kubernetes has many deployment options. As a project team with limited resources to provide end user support, we rely on community members to share their collective Kubernetes knowledge and JupyterHub experiences.


Contibuting to Z2JH. If you would like to help improve the Zero to JupyterHub guide, please see the issues page as well as the contributor guide.

We hope that you will use this section to share deployments with on a variety of infrastructure and for different use cases. There is also a community maintained list of users of this Guide and the JupyterHub Helm Chart.

Please submit a pull request to add to this section. Thanks.

Institutional support

This guide and the associated helm chart would not be possible without the amazing institutional support from the following organizations (and the organizations that support them!)