Use Onboardbase in your Kubernetes environment.

Onboardbase can generate secrets that work in a Kubernetes environment.

1. Onboardbase CLI

After installing the Onboardbase CLI, you'll need to login to your Onboardbase account.

  • If you have browser access on your server you can use the onboardbase login command.
  • Otherwise you'll need to create a service token for machine-to-machine communication using the web dashboard.

2. Creating the secret configuration

Once logged in, we use the Onboardbase secrets --docker command to generate a file containing our environment variables:

kubectl create secret generic onboardbase-env-vars --from-env-file <(onboardbase secrets --docker -p "Onboardbase project name" -e "deployment environment")

You can view the generated secrets with:

kubectl describe secret onboardbase-env-vars

3. Referencing the secret config

Next, create a Pod that will use the generated secret (onboardbase-env-vars) to create an environment variable for every key defined in the secret's data using the below spec (onboardbase-env-vars-pod.yaml):

apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
  name: onboardbase-env-vars
  restartPolicy: Never
    - name: onboardbase-env-vars
      image: ubuntu
      args: ["printenv"] # start command here
      # Populates every key in the secret as an env var
        - secretRef:
            name: onboardbase-env-vars

4. Create the K8s Pod

Finally, create a pod from the specification:

kubectl apply -f onboardbase-env-vars-pod.yaml

Confirm that the secrets were printed with:

kubectl logs onboardbase-env-vars