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Version: 1.8


As stated on the official website:

Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.

The swift compiler doesn't yet have WebAssembly support, however the Swiftwasm provides a patched compiler with this capability.

The Swiftwasm team is also working to upstream all these changes into the Swift project. In the meantime the toolchain provided by the Swiftwasm project can be used to build Kubewarden policies.


You don't need an Apple system to write or run Swift code. Everything can be done also on a Linux machine or on Windows (by using Docker for Windows).

Current State

Policy authors can leverage the following resources:

  • Kubewarden Swift SDK: this provides a set of struct and functions that simplify the process of writing policies.
  • Kubewarden Swift template project: use this template to quickly scaffold a Swift-based policy. The template comes with a working policy and a set of GitHub Actions to automate its lifecycle.

No severe limitations have been found inside of Swift, only some minor glitches:

  • It's critical to perform some post-build optimizations before using the policy "in production":
    1. Strip the Wasm module via wasm-strip to reduce its size
    2. Optimize the Wasm module via wasm-opt

The GitHub Action provided by the template repository already takes care of that.

More examples

This GitHub repository contains a Kubewarden Policy written in Swift.