Drone Integration with Kubernetes Secrets

Today Drone.io, the leading open source cloud native continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) platform, is announcing the official integration with the Kubernetes secret manager which secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing. This integration allows you to securely share secrets stored in Kubernetes with your deployment pipelines.

Get Started using Drone.io with Kubernetes

Get started by installing the 0.9 technology preview and by installing the Kubernetes plugin. Once installed, the first step is to create a Kuberetes secret object (below). For demonostration purposes, lets store our Docker registry credentials, used to publish images to Dockerhub.

Kubernetes Secret Create

The secret should be visible in the dashboard once successfully created. Note that you can use the X-Drone-Repos and X-Drone-Events annotations to limit which repositories and pipeline events have access to these secrets.

Kubernetes Secret Info

The next step is to define the external secrets in your .drone.yml configuration file. In the below example, we expose the username and password key values for secret docker.

kind: pipeline
name: default

- name: publish
  image: plugins/docker
    repo: octocat/server
    tags: latest
      from_secret: docker_username
      from_secret: docker_password

kind: secret
name: docker_username
  path: docker
  name: username

kind: secret
name: docker_password
  path: docker
  name: password

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