Question

Are Kubernetes secrets encrypted on disk?

I found this interesting statement about GKE:

In a default Kubernetes installation, Kubernetes secrets are stored in etcd in plaintext. In GKE, this is managed for you: GKE encrypts these secrets on disk, and monitors this data for insider access.

(Source: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/exploring-container-security-encrypting-kubernetes-secrets-with-cloud-kms)

How does DigitalOcean store Kubernetes secrets? In plaintext or encrypted?


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Hi there!

DOKS does not have etcd secrets encrypted at rest. This is something the DOKS team is aware of and plans to discuss.

Regards,

John Kwiatkoski Senior Developer Support Engineer