A security-minded, standards-based container engine

These docs cover signing, downloading and running containers, as well as high level design thinking and motivations for rkt. Improvements to these docs are encouraged via rkt on GitHub. For more in-depth support, jump into #coreos on IRC, email the dev list, or file a bug.

Running Containers with rkt

rkt is an implementation of the App Container spec. rkt's native image format (ACI) and runtime/execution environment (pods) are defined in the specification.

Below you'll find guides for running rkt on CoreOS Container Linux and other operating systems.

Design, Direction and High-Level Topics