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Manage Sensitive Config Data with Kubernetes Secrets

Kubernetes Secrets are a great way to store sensitive configuration data without keeping it in plain text. This lab will provide some practice in working with Secrets and passing sensitive data to containers at runtime.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 19, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Retrieve the Old Database Password from the Existing Secret

    The existing Secret db-pass is in the users namespace. Retrieve the password and save it in a file located at /home/cloud_user/dbpass.txt.

  2. Challenge

    Change the Secret To Use the New Password

    Change the password stored in the db-pass Secret to the new password. The new password is TrustNo1.

    You will need to re-create the Pod for the changes to take effect. The Pod is in the users namespace and is called users-api. You can find a manifest for this Pod in /home/cloud_user/users-api.yml.

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