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Redis binding spec

Detailed documentation on the Redis binding component

Component format

To setup Redis binding create a component of type bindings.redis. See this guide on how to create and apply a binding configuration.

kind: Component
  name: <NAME>
  namespace: <NAMESPACE>
  type: bindings.redis
  version: v1
  - name: redisHost
    value: <address>:6379
  - name: redisPassword
    value: **************
  - name: enableTLS
    value: <bool>

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Binding support Details Example
redisHost Y Output The Redis host address "localhost:6379"
redisPassword Y Output The Redis password "password"
redisUsername N Output Username for Redis host. Defaults to empty. Make sure your redis server version is 6 or above, and have created acl rule correctly. "username"
enableTLS N Output If the Redis instance supports TLS with public certificates it can be configured to enable or disable TLS. Defaults to "false" "true", "false"
failover N Output Property to enabled failover configuration. Needs sentinalMasterName to be set. Defaults to "false" "true", "false"
sentinelMasterName N Output The sentinel master name. See Redis Sentinel Documentation "", ""
redeliverInterval N Output The interval between checking for pending messages to redelivery. Defaults to "60s". "0" disables redelivery. "30s"
processingTimeout N Output The amount time a message must be pending before attempting to redeliver it. Defaults to "15s". "0" disables redelivery. "30s"
redisType N Output The type of redis. There are two valid values, one is "node" for single node mode, the other is "cluster" for redis cluster mode. Defaults to "node". "cluster"
redisDB N Output Database selected after connecting to redis. If "redisType" is "cluster" this option is ignored. Defaults to "0". "0"
redisMaxRetries N Output Maximum number of times to retry commands before giving up. Default is to not retry failed commands. "5"
redisMinRetryInterval N Output Minimum backoff for redis commands between each retry. Default is "8ms"; "-1" disables backoff. "8ms"
redisMaxRetryInterval N Output Maximum backoff for redis commands between each retry. Default is "512ms";"-1" disables backoff. "5s"
dialTimeout N Output Dial timeout for establishing new connections. Defaults to "5s". "5s"
readTimeout N Output Timeout for socket reads. If reached, redis commands will fail with a timeout instead of blocking. Defaults to "3s", "-1" for no timeout. "3s"
writeTimeout N Output Timeout for socket writes. If reached, redis commands will fail with a timeout instead of blocking. Defaults is readTimeout. "3s"
poolSize N Output Maximum number of socket connections. Default is 10 connections per every CPU as reported by runtime.NumCPU. "20"
poolTimeout N Output Amount of time client waits for a connection if all connections are busy before returning an error. Default is readTimeout + 1 second. "5s"
maxConnAge N Output Connection age at which the client retires (closes) the connection. Default is to not close aged connections. "30m"
minIdleConns N Output Minimum number of idle connections to keep open in order to avoid the performance degradation associated with creating new connections. Defaults to "0". "2"
idleCheckFrequency N Output Frequency of idle checks made by idle connections reaper. Default is "1m". "-1" disables idle connections reaper. "-1"
idleTimeout N Output Amount of time after which the client closes idle connections. Should be less than server’s timeout. Default is "5m". "-1" disables idle timeout check. "10m"

Binding support

This component supports output binding with the following operations:

  • create

You can store a record in Redis using the create operation. This sets a key to hold a value. If the key already exists, the value is overwritten.


  "operation": "create",
  "metadata": {
    "key": "key1"
  "data": {
    "Hello": "World",
    "Lorem": "Ipsum"


An HTTP 204 (No Content) and empty body is returned if successful.

Create a Redis instance

Dapr can use any Redis instance - containerized, running on your local dev machine, or a managed cloud service, provided the version of Redis is 5.0.0 or later.

The Dapr CLI will automatically create and setup a Redis Streams instance for you. The Redis instance will be installed via Docker when you run dapr init, and the component file will be created in default directory. ($HOME/.dapr/components directory (Mac/Linux) or %USERPROFILE%\.dapr\components on Windows).

You can use Helm to quickly create a Redis instance in our Kubernetes cluster. This approach requires Installing Helm.

  1. Install Redis into your cluster.

    helm repo add bitnami
    helm install redis bitnami/redis
  2. Run kubectl get pods to see the Redis containers now running in your cluster.

  3. Add redis-master:6379 as the redisHost in your redis.yaml file. For example:

        - name: redisHost
          value: redis-master:6379
  4. Next, we’ll get our Redis password, which is slightly different depending on the OS we’re using:

    • Windows: Run kubectl get secret --namespace default redis -o jsonpath="{.data.redis-password}" > encoded.b64, which will create a file with your encoded password. Next, run certutil -decode encoded.b64 password.txt, which will put your redis password in a text file called password.txt. Copy the password and delete the two files.

    • Linux/MacOS: Run kubectl get secret --namespace default redis -o jsonpath="{.data.redis-password}" | base64 --decode and copy the outputted password.

    Add this password as the redisPassword value in your redis.yaml file. For example:

        - name: redisPassword
          value: "lhDOkwTlp0"