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How to enable SSL certificate for internal services on Kubernetes

I have some NodeJS based internal backend services running on Kubernetes. I would like to use a SSL certificate for those services.

Model:

Browser -> SSL -> Load Balancer -> SSL -> Web App - Need SSL here -> Backend service

Backend service is a nodejs app using ClusterIp.

Any pointers on how to go about?

Thanks, Karthik


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Bobby Iliev
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May 4, 2022
Accepted Answer

Hello,

One way to do this would be to generate a self-signed SSL certificate.

You can do that by following the instructions from step 2 from this tutorial here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-self-signed-ssl-certificate-for-apache-in-ubuntu-16-04#step-2-create-the-ssl-certificate

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby