Define secret value 🔗︎

Secrets can be used in logging-operator Output definitions.

Secrets MUST be in the SAME namespace as the Output or ClusterOutput custom resource

Example secret definition

aws_key_id:
  valueFrom:
    secretKeyRef:
      name: <kubernetes-secret-name>
      key: <kubernetes-secret-key>

For debug purposes you can define secret values directly. However this is NOT recommended in production.

aws_key_id:
  value: "secretvalue"

Define secret mount 🔗︎

There are cases when you can't inject secret into the configuration because the plugin need a file to read from. For this cases you can use mountSecret.

tls_cert_path:
  valueFrom:
    mountFrom:
      name: <kubernetes-secret-name>
      key: <kubernetes-secret-key>

The operator will collect the secret and copy it to the fluentd-output secret. The fluentd configuration will contain the secret path.

Example rendered configuration

<match **>
    @type forward
    tls_cert_path /fluentd/etc/secret/default-fluentd-tls-tls.crt
    ...
</match>     

How it works? 🔗︎

Behind the scene the operator marks the secret with an annotation and watches it for changes as long as the annotation is present.

Example annotated secret

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
type: Opaque
metadata:
  annotations:
    logging.banzaicloud.io/default: watched
  name: fluentd-tls
  namespace: default
data:
  tls.crt: SGVsbG8gV29ybGQ=

The annotation format is logging.banzaicloud.io/<loggingRef>: watched. Since the name part of the an annotation can't be empty the default applies to empty loggingRef value as well.

The mount path is generated from the secret information

/fluentd/etc/secret/$namespace-$secret_name-$secret_key