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Version: 0.6

Create a GitRepo Resource

Create GitRepo Instance

Git repositories are registered by creating a GitRepo resource in Kubernetes. Refer to the creating a deployment tutorial for examples.

The available fields are documented in the GitRepo resource reference

Using Helm Values

How changes are applied to values.yaml:

  • Note that the most recently applied changes to the values.yaml will override any previously existing values.

  • When changes are applied to the values.yaml from multiple sources at the same time, the values will update in the following order: helm.values -> helm.valuesFiles -> helm.valuesFrom. That means valuesFrom will take precedence over both, valuesFiles and values.

Using ValuesFrom

These examples showcase the style and format for using valuesFrom. ConfigMaps and Secrets should be created in downstream clusters.

Example ConfigMap:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
metadata:
name: configmap-values
namespace: default
data:
values.yaml: |-
replication: true
replicas: 2
serviceType: NodePort

Example Secret:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
metadata:
name: secret-values
namespace: default
stringData:
values.yaml: |-
replication: true
replicas: 3
serviceType: NodePort

A secret like that, can be created from a YAML file secretdata.yaml by running the following kubectl command: kubectl create secret generic secret-values --from-file=values.yaml=secretdata.yaml

The resources can then be referenced from a fleet.yaml:

helm:
chart: simple-chart
valuesFrom:
- secretKeyRef:
name: secret-values
namespace: default
key: values.yaml
- configMapKeyRef:
name: configmap-values
namespace: default
key: values.yaml
values:
replicas: "4"

Adding Private Git Repository

Fleet supports both http and ssh auth key for private repository. To use this you have to create a secret in the same namespace.

For example, to generate a private ssh key

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -m pem -C "[email protected]"

Note: The private key format has to be in EC PRIVATE KEY, RSA PRIVATE KEY or PRIVATE KEY and should not contain a passphase.

Put your private key into secret, use the namespace the GitRepo is in:

kubectl create secret generic ssh-key -n fleet-default --from-file=ssh-privatekey=/file/to/private/key  --type=kubernetes.io/ssh-auth
caution

Private key with passphrase is not supported.

caution

The key has to be in PEM format.

Fleet supports putting known_hosts into ssh secret. Here is an example of how to add it:

Fetch the public key hash(take github as an example)

ssh-keyscan -H github.com

And add it into secret:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
metadata:
name: ssh-key
type: kubernetes.io/ssh-auth
stringData:
ssh-privatekey: <private-key>
known_hosts: |-
|1|YJr1VZoi6dM0oE+zkM0do3Z04TQ=|7MclCn1fLROZG+BgR4m1r8TLwWc= ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAq2A7hRGmdnm9tUDbO9IDSwBK6TbQa+PXYPCPy6rbTrTtw7PHkccKrpp0yVhp5HdEIcKr6pLlVDBfOLX9QUsyCOV0wzfjIJNlGEYsdlLJizHhbn2mUjvSAHQqZETYP81eFzLQNnPHt4EVVUh7VfDESU84KezmD5QlWpXLmvU31/yMf+Se8xhHTvKSCZIFImWwoG6mbUoWf9nzpIoaSjB+weqqUUmpaaasXVal72J+UX2B+2RPW3RcT0eOzQgqlJL3RKrTJvdsjE3JEAvGq3lGHSZXy28G3skua2SmVi/w4yCE6gbODqnTWlg7+wC604ydGXA8VJiS5ap43JXiUFFAaQ==
danger

If you don't add it any server's public key will be trusted and added. (ssh -o stricthostkeychecking=accept-new will be used)

info

If you are using openssh format for the private key and you are creating it in the UI, make sure a carriage return is appended in the end of the private key.

Using HTTP Auth

Create a secret containing username and password. You can replace the password with a personal access token if necessary. Also see HTTP secrets in Github.

kubectl create secret generic basic-auth-secret -n fleet-default --type=kubernetes.io/basic-auth --from-literal=username=$user --from-literal=password=$pat

Just like with SSH, reference the secret in your GitRepo resource via clientSecretName.

spec:
repo: https://github.com/fleetrepoci/gitjob-private.git
branch: main
clientSecretName: basic-auth-secret

Using Private Helm Repositories

danger

The credentials will be used unconditionally for all Helm repositories referenced by the gitrepo resource. Make sure you don't leak credentials by mixing public and private repositories. Split them into different gitrepos, or use helmRepoURLRegex to limit the scope of credentials to certain servers.

For a private Helm repo, users can reference a secret with the following keys:

  1. username and password for basic http auth if the Helm HTTP repo is behind basic auth.

  2. cacerts for custom CA bundle if the Helm repo is using a custom CA.

  3. ssh-privatekey for ssh private key if repo is using ssh protocol. Private key with passphase is not supported currently.

For example, to add a secret in kubectl, run

kubectl create secret -n $namespace generic helm --from-literal=username=foo --from-literal=password=bar --from-file=cacerts=/path/to/cacerts --from-file=ssh-privatekey=/path/to/privatekey.pem

After secret is created, specify the secret to gitRepo.spec.helmSecretName. Make sure secret is created under the same namespace with gitrepo.

note

If you are using "rancher-backups" and want this secret to be included the backup, please add the label resources.cattle.io/backup: true to the secret. In that case, make sure to encrypt the backup to protect sensitive credentials.

Troubleshooting

See Fleet Troubleshooting section here.