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.


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
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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:

Hope that this helps!