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Securing Your Kubernetes Ingress With Let’s Encrypt

Starts on March 15, 2022 at 03:00 PM
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By Kim Schlesinger
Developer Advocate
Securing Your Kubernetes Ingress With Let’s Encrypt

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About the Talk

Ready to take that cluster into production? Is it secured?

Learn how to install and configure the Kubernetes Ingress NGINX Controller and connect it with cert-manager to generate TLS certificates using Let’s Encrypt. Setting up Ingress and TLS termination ensures that traffic from the internet into your cluster is encrypted, an essential step for a Kubernetes clusters serving in production.

What You’ll Learn

  • Installing and configuring the Kubernetes NGINX Ingress Controller

  • Setting up cert-manager to automatically generate and rotate TLS certificates from Let’s Encrypt

  • How to test that TLS termination is working

This Talk Is Designed For

  • Platform engineers setting up production Kubernetes clusters

  • Developers interested in enabling https for applications inside a Kubernetes cluster

Prerequisites

  • Experience connecting to a Kubernetes cluster with the command line tool kubectl

Resources

NGINX Ingress Controller

Let’s Encrypt

Kubernetes Starter Kit

cert-manager Cloud native certificate management for Kubernetes

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I’m a developer advocate at DigitalOcean focusing on Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies

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Take a look at the references github repository. Specifically I would suggest looking at 03-setup-ingress-controller/assets/manifests for the yaml files.

https://github.com/digitalocean/Kubernetes-Starter-Kit-Developers/tree/main/03-setup-ingress-controller/assets/manifests

Could you please post a git repo of the YAML files used within this video tutorial?

  • No? Why not? Oh, i see, you wish it were that simple…

Is there a text tutorial somewhere for those of us who dont do video in the office?

im getting a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable?