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kubectl create secret generic

kubectl create secret generic

Create a secret from a local file, directory or literal value

Synopsis

Create a secret based on a file, directory, or specified literal value.

A single secret may package one or more key/value pairs.

When creating a secret based on a file, the key will default to the basename of the file, and the value will default to the file content. If the basename is an invalid key, you may specify an alternate key.

When creating a secret based on a directory, each file whose basename is a valid key in the directory will be packaged into the secret. Any directory entries except regular files are ignored (e.g. subdirectories, symlinks, devices, pipes, etc).

kubectl create secret generic NAME [--type=string] [--from-file=[key=]source] [--from-literal=key1=value1] [--dry-run]

Examples

  # Create a new secret named my-secret with keys for each file in folder bar
  kubectl create secret generic my-secret --from-file=path/to/bar
  
  # Create a new secret named my-secret with specified keys instead of names on disk
  kubectl create secret generic my-secret --from-file=ssh-privatekey=~/.ssh/id_rsa --from-file=ssh-publickey=~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
  
  # Create a new secret named my-secret with key1=supersecret and key2=topsecret
  kubectl create secret generic my-secret --from-literal=key1=supersecret --from-literal=key2=topsecret

Options

      --dry-run                    If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it.
      --from-file stringSlice      Key files can be specified using their file path, in which case a default name will be given to them, or optionally with a name and file path, in which case the given name will be used.  Specifying a directory will iterate each named file in the directory that is a valid secret key.
      --from-literal stringSlice   Specify a key and literal value to insert in secret (i.e. mykey=somevalue)
      --generator string           The name of the API generator to use. (default "secret/v1")
      --no-headers                 When using the default or custom-column output format, don't print headers.
  -o, --output string              Output format. One of: json|yaml|wide|name|custom-columns=...|custom-columns-file=...|go-template=...|go-template-file=...|jsonpath=...|jsonpath-file=... See custom columns [http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/kubectl-overview/#custom-columns], golang template [http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview] and jsonpath template [http://kubernetes.io/docs/user-guide/jsonpath].
      --output-version string      Output the formatted object with the given group version (for ex: 'extensions/v1beta1').
      --save-config                If true, the configuration of current object will be saved in its annotation. This is useful when you want to perform kubectl apply on this object in the future.
      --schema-cache-dir string    If non-empty, load/store cached API schemas in this directory, default is '$HOME/.kube/schema' (default "~/.kube/schema")
  -a, --show-all                   When printing, show all resources (default hide terminated pods.)
      --show-labels                When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)
      --sort-by string             If non-empty, sort list types using this field specification.  The field specification is expressed as a JSONPath expression (e.g. '{.metadata.name}'). The field in the API resource specified by this JSONPath expression must be an integer or a string.
      --template string            Template string or path to template file to use when -o=go-template, -o=go-template-file. The template format is golang templates [http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview].
      --type string                The type of secret to create
      --validate                   If true, use a schema to validate the input before sending it (default true)

Options inherited from parent commands

      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --as string                        Username to impersonate for the operation
      --certificate-authority string     Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority
      --client-certificate string        Path to a client certificate file for TLS
      --client-key string                Path to a client key file for TLS
      --cluster string                   The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use
      --context string                   The name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --insecure-skip-tls-verify         If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure
      --kubeconfig string                Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.
      --log-backtrace-at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log-dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files
      --match-server-version             Require server version to match client version
  -n, --namespace string                 If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request
      --password string                  Password for basic authentication to the API server
      --request-timeout string           The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests. (default "0")
  -s, --server string                    The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
      --token string                     Bearer token for authentication to the API server
      --user string                      The name of the kubeconfig user to use
      --username string                  Username for basic authentication to the API server
  -v, --v Level                          log level for V logs
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
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