How do I create an image pull secret to pull a private image from Docker Hub

I’m not sure about the format of my image pull secret in Kubernetes Advanced Options.

When I “Create a new secret” I use a random secret name (or does the secret name has to be something specific?). Then I encode my docker hub username and password in base64 (username:password) as my “image pull secret data”. Is this the right approach?I get the following error message: “Error creating set”.

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To create a docker secret, you can follow the example here:

Below the kubectl description there’s an example of how to reference it in your pod/deployment.

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