LoadBalancers, Kubernetes and LetsEncrypt Wildcards

Hey all,

Does anyone know of a timeline for DO to implement issuing wildcard SSL certificates on LoadBalancers e.g. *

Running a Kubernetes cluster with Nginx ingress on DO would be perfect if we could issue a wildcard certificate on the load balancers so routes like and have valid SSL certificates.



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I’d like to also request this. Using ingress-nginx or Traefik certainly works with Let’s Encrypt on DO k8s, but terminating TLS within the cluster adds a solid ~50ms of latency. Terminating TLS at the load balancer results in a 50ms performance improvement.

Why isn’t this implemented yet ?!

I wonder why there’s no more support for this. Naturally, this can be achieved by doing TLS on the cluster, but that means it’s just yet something else to worry about and manage.