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ConfigMap & Secret replication for Kubernetes

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This repository contains a custom Kubernetes controller that can be used to make secrets and config maps available in multiple namespaces.

Deployment

Using Helm

$ helm upgrade --install kubernetes-replicator ./deploy/helm-chart/kubernetes-replicator

Manual

$ # Create roles and service accounts
$ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mittwald/kubernetes-replicator/master/deploy/rbac.yaml
$ # Create actual deployment
$ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mittwald/kubernetes-replicator/master/deploy/deployment.yaml

Usage

1. Create the source secret

If a secret or configMap needs to be replicated to other namespaces, annotations should be added in that object permitting replication.

  • Add replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replication-allowed annotation with value true indicating that the object can be replicated.

  • Add replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replication-allowed-namespaces annotation. Value of this annotation should contain a comma separated list of permitted namespaces or regular expressions. For example namespace-1,my-ns-2,app-ns-[0-9]*: in this case replication will be performed only into the namespaces namespace-1 and my-ns-2 as well as any namespace that matches the regular expression app-ns-[0-9]*.

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Secret
    metadata:
      annotations:
        replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replication-allowed: "true"
        replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replication-allowed-namespaces: "my-ns-1,namespace-[0-9]*"
    data:
      key1: <value>

2. Create empty secret

Add the annotation replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replicate-from to any Kubernetes secret or config map object. The value of that annotation should contain the the name of another secret or config map (using <namespace>/<name> notation).

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
metadata:
  annotations:
    replicator.v1.mittwald.de/replicate-from: default/some-secret
data: {}

The replicator will then copy the data attribute of the referenced object into the annotated object and keep them in sync.

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