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TLS Certificate Delegation

In order to support wildcard certificates, TLS certificates for a *.somedomain.com, which are stored in a namespace controlled by the cluster administrator, Contour supports a facility known as TLS Certificate Delegation. This facility allows the owner of a TLS certificate to delegate, for the purposes of referencing the TLS certificate, permission to Contour to read the Secret object from another namespace. Delegation works for both HTTPProxy and Ingress resources.

The TLSCertificateDelegation resource defines a set of delegations in the spec. Each delegation references a secretName from the namespace where the TLSCertificateDelegation is created as well as describing a set of targetNamespaces in which the certificate can be referenced. If all namespaces should be able to reference the secret, then set "*" as the value of targetNamespaces (see example below).

apiVersion: projectcontour.io/v1
kind: TLSCertificateDelegation
metadata:
  name: example-com-wildcard
  namespace: www-admin
spec:
  delegations:
    - secretName: example-com-wildcard
      targetNamespaces:
      - example-com
    - secretName: another-com-wildcard
      targetNamespaces:
      - "*"
---
apiVersion: projectcontour.io/v1
kind: HTTPProxy
metadata:
  name: www
  namespace: example-com
spec:
  virtualhost:
    fqdn: foo2.bar.com
    tls:
      secretName: www-admin/example-com-wildcard
  routes:
    - services:
        - name: s1
          port: 80

In this example, the permission for Contour to reference the Secret example-com-wildcard in the admin namespace has been delegated to HTTPProxy objects in the example-com namespace. Also, the permission for Contour to reference the Secret another-com-wildcard from all namespaces has been delegated to all HTTPProxy objects in the cluster.

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