Kubernetes Custom Resource Definition (CRD)

The Kubernetes CRD plugin (k8s/crd) enables the use of Kubernetes-specific custom resource definitions to trigger and specify the configuration for Secretless Broker.

By default, the CRD we use for the Secretless Broker is under configurations.secretless.io.

Kubernetes API Permissions

 

For this plugin to work, the broker must have ServiceAccount privileges on the deployment.

The basic role configuration which allows Secretless Broker to work within a Kubernetes cluster without full cluster administrator permissions is below:

 
kind: ClusterRole
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: secretless-crd
rules:
- apiGroups:
  - apiextensions.k8s.io
  resources:
  - customresourcedefinitions
  verbs:
  - create
  - get
  - watch
  - list
- apiGroups: [""]
  resources:
  - namespaces
  verbs:
  - get
  - list
  - watch
- apiGroups:
  - secretless.io
  resources:
  - configurations
  verbs:
  - get
  - list
  - watch
---
kind: ServiceAccount
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: secretless-crd
---
kind: ClusterRoleBinding
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: secretless-crd
subjects:
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: secretless-crd
  namespace: default
roleRef:
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: secretless-crd
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io

After defining the ServiceAccount, ClusterRole, and ClusterRoleBinding, you can then use it in your deployment with a serviceAccountName parameter:

 
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: secretless-k8s-test
spec:
  ...
  template:
    ...
    spec:
      serviceAccountName: secretless-crd
      containers:
      ...

Examples

Start broker and watch for secretless-example-config resource in configurations.secretless.io resource namespace:

 
$ secretless-broker -config-mgr k8s/crd#secretless-example-config

Any additions or updates of secretless-example-config resource in configurations.secretless.io CRD namespace will trigger a reload of the broker:

 

You can find sbconfig-example.yaml and other referenced configuration files in the resource-definitions directory of the code repository.

 

 
$ # This command should trigger a reload of the broker from earlier with the configuration specified in
$ # the file
$ kubectl apply -f resource-definitions/sbconfig-example.yaml
 
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