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Adding a GitRepo

Proper namespace

Git repos are added to the Fleet manager using the GitRepo custom resource type. The GitRepo type is namespaced. By default, Rancher will create two Fleet workspaces: fleet-default and fleet-local.

  • Fleet-default will contain all the downstream clusters that are already registered through Rancher.
  • Fleet-local will contain the local cluster by default.

Users can create new workspaces and move clusters across workspaces. An example of a special case might be including the local cluster in the GitRepo payload for config maps and secrets (no active deployments or payloads).

danger

While it's possible to move clusters out of either workspace, we recommend that you keep the local cluster in fleet-local.

If you are using Fleet in a single cluster style, the namespace will always be fleet-local. Check here for more on the fleet-local namespace.

For a multi-cluster style, please ensure you use the correct repo that will map to the right target clusters.

Create GitRepo instance

Git repositories are register by creating a GitRepo following the below YAML sample. Refer to the inline comments as the means of each field

kind: GitRepo
apiVersion: fleet.cattle.io/v1alpha1
metadata:
# Any name can be used here
name: my-repo
# For single cluster use fleet-local, otherwise use the namespace of
# your choosing
namespace: fleet-local
spec:
# This can be a HTTPS or git URL. If you are using a git URL then
# clientSecretName will probably need to be set to supply a credential.
# repo is the only required parameter for a repo to be monitored.
#
repo: https://github.com/rancher/fleet-examples

# Enforce all resources go to this target namespace. If a cluster scoped
# resource is found the deployment will fail.
#
# targetNamespace: app1

# Any branch can be watched, this field is optional. If not specified the
# branch is assumed to be master
#
# branch: master

# A specific commit or tag can also be watched.
#
# revision: v0.3.0

# For a private registry you must supply a clientSecretName. A default
# secret can be set at the namespace level using the GitRepoRestriction
# type. Secrets must be of the type "kubernetes.io/ssh-auth" or
# "kubernetes.io/basic-auth". The secret is assumed to be in the
# same namespace as the GitRepo
#
# clientSecretName: my-ssh-key
#
# If fleet.yaml contains a private Helm repo that requires authentication,
# provide the credentials in a K8s secret and specify them here. Details are provided
# in the fleet.yaml documentation.
#
# helmSecretName: my-helm-secret
#
# To add additional ca-bundle for self-signed certs, caBundle can be
# filled with base64 encoded pem data. For example:
# `cat /path/to/ca.pem | base64 -w 0`
#
# caBundle: my-ca-bundle
#
# Disable SSL verification for git repo
#
# insecureSkipTLSVerify: true
#
# A git repo can read multiple paths in a repo at once.
# The below field is expected to be an array of paths and
# supports path globbing (ex: some/*/path)
#
# Example:
# paths:
# - single-path
# - multiple-paths/*
paths:
- simple

# PollingInterval configures how often fleet checks the git repo. The default
# is 15 seconds.
# Setting this to zero does not disable polling. It results in a 15s
# interval, too.
#
# pollingInterval: 15

# Paused causes changes in Git to not be propagated down to the clusters but
# instead mark resources as OutOfSync
#
# paused: false

# Increment this number to force a redeployment of contents from Git
#
# forceSyncGeneration: 0

# The service account that will be used to perform this deployment.
# This is the name of the service account that exists in the
# downstream cluster in the cattle-fleet-system namespace. It is assumed
# this service account already exists so it should be create before
# hand, most likely coming from another git repo registered with
# the Fleet manager.
#
# serviceAccount: moreSecureAccountThanClusterAdmin

# Target clusters to deploy to if running Fleet in a multi-cluster
# style. Refer to the "Mapping to Downstream Clusters" docs for
# more information.
#
# targets: ...

Adding private 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

Troubleshooting

See Fleet Troubleshooting section here.