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Dapr sidecar injector overview

Overview of the Dapr sidecar injector process

When running Dapr in Kubernetes mode, a pod is created running the dapr-sidecar-injector service, which looks for pods initialized with the Dapr annotations, and then creates another container in that pod for the daprd service

Running the sidecar injector

The sidecar injector service is deployed as part of dapr init -k, or via the Dapr Helm charts. For more information on running Dapr on Kubernetes, visit the Kubernetes hosting page.