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Secret

Create Secret

kubectl -n default create secret generic test-password --from-literal=pass=vqMSr49PyimubUDIGxvA

Check

Command
kubectl -n default get secret test-password -o yaml
Output
apiVersion: v1
data:
  pass: dnFNU3I0OVB5aW11YlVESUd4dkE=
kind: Secret
metadata:
  creationTimestamp: "2022-03-29T10:33:02Z"
  name: test-password
  namespace: default
  resourceVersion: "130167833"
  uid: 269f72f5-2539-437d-877e-29959a754bef
type: Opaque

Secret As Environment Variable

First Create a patch file:

cat <<EOF>/tmp/patch.yaml
spec:
  template:
    spec:
      containers:
        - name: debian-example
          env:
           - name: PASSWORD
             valueFrom:
               secretKeyRef:
                 name: test-password
                 key: pass
EOF

Run patch command

kubectl -n default patch deployment debian-test --patch-file /tmp/patch.yaml

Secret As File Mount (Simple)

Patch File

cat <<EOF>/tmp/patch.yaml
spec:
  template:
    spec:
      volumes:
        - name: secretpassword
          secret:
            secretName: test-password
      containers:
        - name: debian-example
          volumeMounts:
            - name: secretpassword
              mountPath: "/etc/foo"
              readOnly: true
EOF

Apply

kubectl -n default patch deployment debian-test --patch-file /tmp/patch.yaml

Check (Inside The Container)

Commands
find /etc/foo/
cat /etc/foo/pass ; echo
Ouptuts
# find
/etc/foo/
/etc/foo/..data
/etc/foo/pass
/etc/foo/..2022_03_29_10_54_40.729006392
/etc/foo/..2022_03_29_10_54_40.729006392/pass

# cat
vqMSr49PyimubUDIGxvA

Secret As File Mount (mountPath)

Patch File

cat <<EOF>/tmp/patch.yaml
spec:
  template:
    spec:
      volumes:
        - name: secretpasswordpath
          secret:
            secretName: test-password
            items:
              - key: pass
                path: custompath/password
      containers:
        - name: debian-example
          volumeMounts:
            - name: secretpasswordpath
              mountPath: "/etc/bar"
              readOnly: true
EOF

Apply

kubectl -n default patch deployment debian-test --patch-file /tmp/patch.yaml

Check (Inside The Container)

Info

See the highlighted lines in the patch file and below.

Commands
find /etc/bar/ -ls
cat /etc/bar/custompath/password  ; echo 
Ouptuts
# find /etc/bar/ -ls
925320365      0 drwxrwxrwt   3 root     root          100 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/
925316004      0 lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           31 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/..data -> ..2022_03_29_11_08_55.729800752
925316003      0 lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           17 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/custompath -> ..data/custompath
925316000      0 drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root           60 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/..2022_03_29_11_08_55.729800752
925316001      0 drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root           60 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/..2022_03_29_11_08_55.729800752/custompath
925316002      4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root           20 Mar 29 11:08 /etc/bar/..2022_03_29_11_08_55.729800752/custompath/password

# cat /etc/bar/custompath/password  ; echo  
vqMSr49PyimubUDIGxvA


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Last update: March 29, 2022
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