Kubernetes Secrets Provideredit

Provides access to the Kubernetes Secrets API.

Use the format ${kubernetes_secrets.<default>.<somesecret>.<value>} to reference a Kubernetes Secrets variable, where default is the namespace of the Secret, somesecret is the name of the Secret and value is the field of the Secret to access.

To obtain the values for the secrets, a request to the API Server is made. To avoid multiple requests for the same secret and to not overwhelm the API Server, a cache to store the values is used by default. This configuration can be set by using the variables cache_* (see below).

The provider needs a kubeconfig file to establish connection to the Kubernetes API. It can automatically reach the API if it’s run in an InCluster environment (Elastic Agent runs as pod).

  #kube_config: /Users/elastic-agent/.kube/config
  #  qps: 5
  #  burst: 10
  #cache_disable: false
  #cache_refresh_interval: 60s
  #cache_ttl: 1h
  #cache_request_timeout: 5s
(Optional) Use the given config file as configuration for the Kubernetes client. If kube_config is not set, KUBECONFIG environment variable will be checked and will fall back to InCluster if it’s not present.
(Optional) Configure additional options for the Kubernetes client. Supported options are qps and burst. If not set, the Kubernetes client’s default QPS and burst settings are used.
(Optional) Disables the cache for the secrets. When disabled, thus is set to true, code makes a request to the API Server to obtain the value. To continue using the cache, set the variable to false. Default is false.
(Optional) Defines the period to update all secret values kept in the cache. Defaults to 60s.
(Optional) Defines for how long a secret should be kept in the cache if not being requested. The default is 1h.
(Optional) Defines how long the API Server can take to provide the value for a given secret. Defaults to 5s.

If you run agent on Kubernetes, the proper rule in the ClusterRole is required to provide access to the Elastic Agent pod in the Secrets API:

- apiGroups: [""]
    - secrets
  verbs: ["get"]

The above rule will give permission to Elastic Agent pod to access Kubernetes Secrets API. Anyone who has access to the Elastic Agent pod (kubectl exec for example) will also have access to the Kubernetes Secrets API. This allows access to a specific secret, regardless of the namespace that it belongs to. This option should be carefully considered.