Configure syncing from more than one source of truth

This page explains how to configure more than one root and namespace-scoped source of truth by creating RootSync and RepoSync objects.

Having a root source of truth lets you sync cluster-scoped and namespace-scoped configs. A root source of truth can use admin-level credentials to enforce policies on application namespaces and override local changes that drift from the state that you declared in your configs. A central administrator typically governs the root sources of truth.

Namespace-scoped sources of truth are optional and can contain namespace-scoped configs synced to a particular namespace across clusters. You can delegate the setup and control of a namespace-scoped source of truth to non-administrative users. Although Config Sync automatically detects changes from the source of truth, you can add an extra layer of drift detection by adding an admission webhook to a namespace-scoped source of truth. For details on how to do this, see Prevent config drift.

Before you begin

  • Create, or make sure you have access to, an unstructured source of truth that can contain the configs that Config Sync syncs to. Config Sync supports Git repositories, Helm charts, and OCI images as the source of truth. Namespace-scoped sources of truth must use the unstructured format.
  • Create, or make sure you have access to, a cluster that is on a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Enterprise edition supported platform and version and meets the requirements for Config Sync.

Limitations

Choose your preferred configuration method

Choose between one of the two methods for configuring your sources:

Control sources in a root source of truth

Control root sources in a root source of truth

Config Sync supports syncing from more than one source of truth. The central administrator can use a root source of truth to manage all other sources. Because Config Sync manages the RootSync objects, this method prevents any local changes to RootSync configurations in the cluster.

To use this method, complete the following tasks:

  1. Save one of the following manifests as root-sync.yaml. Use the manifest version that corresponds to the source type for your configs.

    Git

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: git
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      git:
        repo: ROOT_REPOSITORY
        revision: ROOT_REVISION
        branch: ROOT_BRANCH
        dir: ROOT_DIRECTORY
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
        secretRef:
          name: ROOT_SECRET_NAME
        noSSLVerify: ROOT_NO_SSL_VERIFY
        caCertSecretRef:
          name: ROOT_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_REPOSITORY: add the URL of the Git repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • ROOT_REVISION: add the Git revision (tag or hash) to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is HEAD. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, you can also specify a branch name in the revision field. When using a hash in version 1.17.0 or later, it must be a full hash, and not an abbreviated form.
    • ROOT_BRANCH: add the branch of the repository to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is master. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, it's recommended to use the revision field to specify a branch name for simplicity. If both the revision field and the branch field are specified, revision takes precedence over branch.
    • ROOT_DIRECTORY: add the path in the Git repository to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the repository.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • ssh: Use a SSH key pair
      • cookiefile: Use a cookiefile
      • token: Use a token
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access a Cloud Source Repositories.
      • gcenode: Use a Google service account to access a Cloud Source Repositories. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.

      For more information on these authentication types, see Granting Config Sync read-only access to Git.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • ROOT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, you must add the Secret's public key to the Git provider. This field is optional.

    • ROOT_NO_SSL_VERIFY: To disable the SSL certificate verification, set this field to true. The default value is false.

    • ROOT_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, your Git provider must be using a certificate issued by this certificate authority (CA). The Secret must contain the CA certificate under a key named cert. This field is optional.

      To learn more about how to configure the Secret object for the CA certificate, see Configure Operator for a Certificate Authority

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses Git as the source.

    OCI

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: oci
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      oci:
        image: ROOT_IMAGE
        dir: ROOT_DIRECTORY
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_IMAGE: the URL of the OCI image to use as the root repository, for example LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME. By default, the image is pulled from the latest tag, but you can pull in images by TAG or DIGEST instead. Specify TAG or DIGEST in the PACKAGE_NAME:
      • To pull by TAG: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME:TAG
      • To pull by DIGEST: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME@sha256:DIGEST
    • ROOT_DIRECTORY: add the path in the repository to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the repository.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses an OCI image as the source.

    Helm

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: helm
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      helm:
        repo: ROOT_HELM_REPOSITORY
        chart: HELM_CHART_NAME
        version: HELM_CHART_VERSION
        releaseName: HELM_RELEASE_NAME
        namespace: HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE
        values:
          foo:
            bar: VALUE_1
          baz:
          - qux: VALUE_2
            xyz: VALUE_3
        includeCRDs: HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
          gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
          secretRef:
            name: ROOT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_HELM_REPOSITORY: the URL of the Helm repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_NAME: add the name of your Helm chart. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_VERSION: the version of your chart. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the latest version is used.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAME: the name of the Helm release. This field is optional.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE: the target namespace for a release. It only sets a namespace for resources that contain namespace: {{ .Release.Namespace }} in their templates. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default namespace config-management-system is used.
    • HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS: set to true if you want the Helm template to also generate a CustomResourceDefinition. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default is false and a CRD won't be generated.
    • VALUE: values to use instead of default values that accompany the Helm chart. Format this field the same way as helm chart's values.yaml file. This field is optional.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • token: Use a username and password to access a private Helm repository.
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • ROOT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret if token is the ROOT_AUTH_TYPE. This field is optional.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses Helm as the source.

  2. Commit the changes to the root source of truth:

     git add .
     git commit -m 'Setting up a new root source of truth.'
     git push
    
  3. You can repeat the above steps if you need to configure multiple root sources. You can also store configurations of multiple RootSync objects in a root source of truth synced by another RootSync object, to manage multiple RootSync objects centrally in a GitOps fashion.

Control namespace-scoped objects in a root source of truth

Namespace-scoped sources of truth can be managed by a root source of truth. Because the namespace-scoped sources are managed by Config Sync, this method prevents any local changes to the namespace-scoped source definitions.

To use this method, complete the following tasks:

  1. In the root source of truth, declare a namespace configuration:

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/namespace.yaml
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Namespace
    metadata:
      name: NAMESPACE
    

    Replace NAMESPACE with a name for your namespace.

  2. In the root source of truth, create one of the following RepoSync objects in the same namespace. Use the manifest that corresponds to the source type for your configs:

    Git

    #ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: git
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      git:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        revision: NAMESPACE_REVISION
        branch: NAMESPACE_BRANCH
        dir: "NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY"
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
        secretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
        noSSLVerify: NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY
        caCertSecretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: add the URL of the Git repository to use as the namespace repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. If you don't enter a protocol, the URL is treated as an HTTPS URL. This field is required.
    • NAMESPACE_REVISION: add the Git revision (tag or hash) to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is HEAD. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, you can also specify a branch name in the revision field. When using a hash in version 1.17.0 or later, it must be a full hash, and not an abbreviated form.
    • NAMESPACE_BRANCH: add the branch of the repository to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is master. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, it's recommended to use the revision field to specify a branch name for simplicity. If both the revision field and the branch field are specified, revision takes precedence over branch.
    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • ssh: Use a SSH key pair
      • cookiefile: Use a cookiefile
      • token: Use a token
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories.
      • gcenode: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.

        For more information on these authentication types, see Granting Config Sync read-only access to Git.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name you intend to give your Secret. This field is optional.

    • NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY: To disable the SSL certificate verification, set this field to true. The default value is false.

    • NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, your Git provider must be using a certificate issued by this certificate authority (CA). The Secret must contain the CA certificate under a key named cert. This field is optional.

      To learn more about how to configure the Secret object for the CA certificate, see Configure Operator for a Certificate Authority

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RepoSync fields.

    OCI

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: oci
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      oci:
        image: NAMESPACE_IMAGE
        dir: NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_IMAGE: the URL of the OCI image to use as the namespace source, for example LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME. By default, the image is pulled from the latest tag, but you can pull in images by TAG or DIGEST instead. Specify TAG or DIGEST in the PACKAGE_NAME:

      • To pull by TAG: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME:TAG
      • To pull by DIGEST: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME@sha256:DIGEST
    • NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY: add the path in the source to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the source.

    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    Helm

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: helm
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      helm:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        chart: HELM_CHART_NAME
        version: HELM_CHART_VERSION
        releaseName: HELM_RELEASE_NAME
        namespace: HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE
        values:
          foo:
            bar: VALUE_1
          baz:
          - qux: VALUE_2
            xyz: VALUE_3
        includeCRDs: HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
          gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
          secretRef:
            name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: the URL of the Helm repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_NAME: add the name of your Helm chart. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_VERSION: the version of your chart. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the latest version is used.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAME: the name of the Helm release. This field is optional.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE: the target namespace for a release. It only sets a namespace for resources that contain namespace: {{ .Release.Namespace }} in their templates. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default namespace config-management-system is used.
    • HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS: set to true if you want the Helm template to also generate a CustomResourceDefinition. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default is false and a CRD won't be generated.
    • VALUE: values to use instead of default values that accompany the Helm chart. Format this field the same way as helm chart's values.yaml file. This field is optional.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • token: Use a username and password to access a private Helm repository.
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret if token is the ROOT_AUTH_TYPE. This field is optional.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

  3. If you are using gcpserviceaccount as the auth type and don't have Workload Identity enabled, you must create an IAM policy binding between the Kubernetes service account for each namespace and the Google service account. See Grant access to Git for instructions on how to create this binding.

  4. In the root source, declare a RoleBinding configuration that grants the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account permission to manage objects in the namespace. Config Sync automatically creates the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account when the RepoSync config is synced to the cluster.

    To declare the RoleBinding, create the following object:

    # ROOT_REPO/namespaces/NAMESPACE/sync-rolebinding.yaml
     kind: RoleBinding
     apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
     metadata:
       name: syncs-repo
       namespace: NAMESPACE
     subjects:
     - kind: ServiceAccount
       name: SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME
       namespace: config-management-system
     roleRef:
       kind: ClusterRole
       name: RECONCILER_ROLE
       apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    

    Replace the following:

    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME: add the name of the reconciler's service account. If the RepoSync name is repo-sync, SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE. Otherwise, it is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE-REPO_SYNC_NAME-REPO_SYNC_NAME_LENGTH. For example, if your RepoSync name is prod, then the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME would be ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE-prod-4. The integer 4 is used as prod contains 4 characters.
    • RECONCILER_ROLE: as the central administrator, you can set the RECONCILER_ROLE to enforce what kinds of configuration can be synced from the namespace repository. You can choose one of the following roles:

      • A default ClusterRole:

        • admin
        • edit

        To learn more, see User-facing roles.

      • A user-defined ClusterRole or Role declared in the root repository. This role allows for fine grained permissions.

  5. Commit the changes to the root source of truth:

     git add .
     git commit -m 'Setting up a new namespace-scoped source of truth.'
     git push
    
  6. If required, create a Secret based on your preferred authentication method. If you used none as your authentication type, you can skip this step.

    The Secret must meet following requirements:

    • Create the Secret in the same namespace as the RepoSync.
    • The Secret's name must match the spec.git.secretRef name you defined in repo-sync.yaml.
    • You must add the Secret's public key to the Git provider.
  7. To verify the configuration, use kubectl get on one of the objects in the namespace source. For example:

    kubectl get rolebindings -n NAMESPACE
    
  8. You can repeat the above steps if you need to configure more than one namespace-scoped source.

Control namespace-scoped sources in a namespace-scoped source

Config Sync supports syncing from more than one namespace-scoped source of truth per namespace. Namespace-scoped sources of truth can be managed in a namespace-scoped source of truth in the same namespace.

To use this method, complete the following tasks:

  1. In the namespace-scoped source of truth, create one of the following RepoSync objects in the same namespace. Use the manifest that corresponds to the source type for your configs:

    Git

    #ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: git
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      git:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        revision: NAMESPACE_REVISION
        branch: NAMESPACE_BRANCH
        dir: "NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY"
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
        secretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
        noSSLVerify: NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY
        caCertSecretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: add the URL of the Git repository to use as the namespace repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. If you don't enter a protocol, the URL is treated as an HTTPS URL. This field is required.
    • NAMESPACE_REVISION: add the Git revision (tag or hash) to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is HEAD. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, you can also specify a branch name in the revision field. When using a hash in version 1.17.0 or later, it must be a full hash, and not an abbreviated form.
    • NAMESPACE_BRANCH: add the branch of the repository to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is master. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, it's recommended to use the revision field to specify a branch name for simplicity. If both the revision field and the branch field are specified, revision takes precedence over branch.
    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • ssh: Use a SSH key pair
      • cookiefile: Use a cookiefile
      • token: Use a token
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories.
      • gcenode: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.

        For more information on these authentication types, see Granting Config Sync read-only access to Git.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name you intend to give your Secret. This field is optional.

    • NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY: To disable the SSL certificate verification, set this field to true. The default value is false.

    • NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, your Git provider must be using a certificate issued by this certificate authority (CA). The Secret must contain the CA certificate under a key named cert. This field is optional.

      To learn more about how to configure the Secret object for the CA certificate, see Configure Operator for a Certificate Authority

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RepoSync fields.

    OCI

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: oci
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      oci:
        image: NAMESPACE_IMAGE
        dir: NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_IMAGE: the URL of the OCI image to use as the namespace source, for example LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME. By default, the image is pulled from the latest tag, but you can pull in images by TAG or DIGEST instead. Specify TAG or DIGEST in the PACKAGE_NAME:

      • To pull by TAG: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME:TAG
      • To pull by DIGEST: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME@sha256:DIGEST
    • NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY: add the path in the source to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the source.

    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    Helm

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: helm
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      helm:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        chart: HELM_CHART_NAME
        version: HELM_CHART_VERSION
        releaseName: HELM_RELEASE_NAME
        namespace: HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE
        values:
          foo:
            bar: VALUE_1
          baz:
          - qux: VALUE_2
            xyz: VALUE_3
        includeCRDs: HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
          gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
          secretRef:
            name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: the URL of the Helm repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_NAME: add the name of your Helm chart. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_VERSION: the version of your chart. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the latest version is used.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAME: the name of the Helm release. This field is optional.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE: the target namespace for a release. It only sets a namespace for resources that contain namespace: {{ .Release.Namespace }} in their templates. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default namespace config-management-system is used.
    • HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS: set to true if you want the Helm template to also generate a CustomResourceDefinition. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default is false and a CRD won't be generated.
    • VALUE: values to use instead of default values that accompany the Helm chart. Format this field the same way as helm chart's values.yaml file. This field is optional.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • token: Use a username and password to access a private Helm repository.
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret if token is the ROOT_AUTH_TYPE. This field is optional.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

  2. If you are using gcpserviceaccount as the auth type and don't have Workload Identity enabled, you must create an IAM policy binding between the Kubernetes service account for each namespace and the Google service account. See Grant access to Git for instructions on how to create this binding.

  3. In the root source, declare a RoleBinding configuration that grants the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account permission to manage objects in the namespace. Config Sync automatically creates the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account when the RepoSync config is synced to the cluster.

    To declare the RoleBinding, create the following object:

    # ROOT_REPO/namespaces/NAMESPACE/sync-rolebinding.yaml
     kind: RoleBinding
     apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
     metadata:
       name: syncs-repo
       namespace: NAMESPACE
     subjects:
     - kind: ServiceAccount
       name: SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME
       namespace: config-management-system
     roleRef:
       kind: ClusterRole
       name: RECONCILER_ROLE
       apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    

    Replace the following:

    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME: add the name of the reconciler's service account. If the RepoSync name is repo-sync, SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE. Otherwise, it is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE-REPO_SYNC_NAME-REPO_SYNC_NAME_LENGTH. For example, if your RepoSync name is prod, then the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME would be ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE-prod-4. The integer 4 is used as prod contains 4 characters.
    • RECONCILER_ROLE: as the central administrator, you can set the RECONCILER_ROLE to enforce what kinds of configuration can be synced from the namespace repository. You can choose one of the following roles:

      • A default ClusterRole:

        • admin
        • edit

        To learn more, see User-facing roles.

      • A user-defined ClusterRole or Role declared in the root repository. This role allows for fine grained permissions.

  4. Commit the changes to the root source of truth:

     git add .
     git commit -m 'Setting up a new namespace-scoped source of truth.'
     git push
    
  5. If required, create a Secret based on your preferred authentication method. If you used none as your authentication type, you can skip this step.

    The Secret must meet following requirements:

    • Create the Secret in the same namespace as the RepoSync.
    • The Secret's name must match the spec.git.secretRef name you defined in repo-sync.yaml.
    • You must add the Secret's public key to the Git provider.
  6. To verify the configuration, use kubectl get on one of the objects in the namespace-scoped source of truth. For example:

    kubectl get rolebindings -n NAMESPACE
    
  7. You can repeat the above steps if you need to configure more than one namespace-scoped source.

Control a source of truth with the Kubernetes API

In this method, the central administrator delegates declaration of other RootSync objects to other administrators. For RepoSync objects, the central administrator only declares the namespace in the root source of truth and delegates declaration of the RepoSync object to the application operator.

Control more than one root source of truth

Other administrators can control a root source of truth by completing the following tasks:

  1. Save one of the following manifests as root-sync.yaml. Use the manifest version that corresponds to the source type for your configs.

    Git

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: git
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      git:
        repo: ROOT_REPOSITORY
        revision: ROOT_REVISION
        branch: ROOT_BRANCH
        dir: ROOT_DIRECTORY
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
        secretRef:
          name: ROOT_SECRET_NAME
        noSSLVerify: ROOT_NO_SSL_VERIFY
        caCertSecretRef:
          name: ROOT_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_REPOSITORY: add the URL of the Git repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • ROOT_REVISION: add the Git revision (tag or hash) to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is HEAD. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, you can also specify a branch name in the revision field. When using a hash in version 1.17.0 or later, it must be a full hash, and not an abbreviated form.
    • ROOT_BRANCH: add the branch of the repository to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is master. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, it's recommended to use the revision field to specify a branch name for simplicity. If both the revision field and the branch field are specified, revision takes precedence over branch.
    • ROOT_DIRECTORY: add the path in the Git repository to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the repository.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • ssh: Use a SSH key pair
      • cookiefile: Use a cookiefile
      • token: Use a token
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access a Cloud Source Repositories.
      • gcenode: Use a Google service account to access a Cloud Source Repositories. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.

      For more information on these authentication types, see Granting Config Sync read-only access to Git.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • ROOT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, you must add the Secret's public key to the Git provider. This field is optional.

    • ROOT_NO_SSL_VERIFY: To disable the SSL certificate verification, set this field to true. The default value is false.

    • ROOT_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, your Git provider must be using a certificate issued by this certificate authority (CA). The Secret must contain the CA certificate under a key named cert. This field is optional.

      To learn more about how to configure the Secret object for the CA certificate, see Configure Operator for a Certificate Authority

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses Git as the source.

    OCI

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: oci
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      oci:
        image: ROOT_IMAGE
        dir: ROOT_DIRECTORY
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_IMAGE: the URL of the OCI image to use as the root repository, for example LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME. By default, the image is pulled from the latest tag, but you can pull in images by TAG or DIGEST instead. Specify TAG or DIGEST in the PACKAGE_NAME:
      • To pull by TAG: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME:TAG
      • To pull by DIGEST: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME@sha256:DIGEST
    • ROOT_DIRECTORY: add the path in the repository to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the repository.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses an OCI image as the source.

    Helm

    # root-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RootSync
    metadata:
      name: ROOT_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    spec:
      sourceType: helm
      sourceFormat: ROOT_FORMAT
      helm:
        repo: ROOT_HELM_REPOSITORY
        chart: HELM_CHART_NAME
        version: HELM_CHART_VERSION
        releaseName: HELM_RELEASE_NAME
        namespace: HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE
        values:
          foo:
            bar: VALUE_1
          baz:
          - qux: VALUE_2
            xyz: VALUE_3
        includeCRDs: HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS
        auth: ROOT_AUTH_TYPE
          gcpServiceAccountEmail: ROOT_EMAIL
          secretRef:
            name: ROOT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • ROOT_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RootSync object.
    • ROOT_FORMAT: add unstructured to use an unstructured repository or add hierarchy to use a hierarchical repository. These values are case-sensitive. This field is optional and the default value is hierarchy. We recommend that you add unstructured as this format lets you organize your configs in the way that is most convenient to you.
    • ROOT_HELM_REPOSITORY: the URL of the Helm repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_NAME: add the name of your Helm chart. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_VERSION: the version of your chart. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the latest version is used.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAME: the name of the Helm release. This field is optional.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE: the target namespace for a release. It only sets a namespace for resources that contain namespace: {{ .Release.Namespace }} in their templates. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default namespace config-management-system is used.
    • HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS: set to true if you want the Helm template to also generate a CustomResourceDefinition. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default is false and a CRD won't be generated.
    • VALUE: values to use instead of default values that accompany the Helm chart. Format this field the same way as helm chart's values.yaml file. This field is optional.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • token: Use a username and password to access a private Helm repository.
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • ROOT_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • ROOT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret if token is the ROOT_AUTH_TYPE. This field is optional.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    This manifest creates a RootSync object that uses Helm as the source.

  2. Apply the changes:

    kubectl apply -f root-sync.yaml
    
  3. You can repeat the above steps if you need to configure more than one root source of truth.

Control namespace-scoped sources of truth

Central administrator tasks

The central administrator completes the following tasks:

  1. In the root source of truth, declare a namespace configuration for namespace-scoped sources.

    # ROOT_REPO/namespaces/NAMESPACE/namespace.yaml
     apiVersion: v1
     kind: Namespace
     metadata:
       name: NAMESPACE
    

    Replace NAMESPACE with a name for your namespace.

  2. In the root source of truth, declare a RoleBinding to give the application operators permissions. Use RBAC escalation prevention to ensure that the application operator cannot later apply a role binding with permissions not granted by this role binding.

    To declare the RoleBinding, create the following manifest:

    # ROOT_REPO/namespaces/NAMESPACE/operator-rolebinding.yaml
     kind: RoleBinding
     # Add RBAC escalation prevention
     apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
     metadata:
       name: operator
       namespace: NAMESPACE
     subjects:
     - kind: User
       name: USERNAME
       apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
     roleRef:
       kind: ClusterRole
       name: OPERATOR_ROLE
       apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    

    Replace the following:

    • NAMESPACE: add the namespace you created in the root source of truth.
    • USERNAME: add the username of the application operator.
    • OPERATOR_ROLE: as the central administrator, you can set OPERATOR_ROLE to enforce what kinds of configurations can be synced from the namespace-scoped source. You can choose one of the following roles:

      • A default ClusterRole:

        • admin
        • edit

        To learn more, see User-facing roles.

      • A user-defined ClusterRole or Role declared in the root source of truth. This role allows for fine grained permissions.

  3. Commit the changes to the root source of truth:

     git add .
     git commit -m 'Setting up new namespace-scoped source of truth.'
     git push
    

Application operator tasks

The application operator can control namespace-scoped sources by completing the following tasks:

  1. Declare a RoleBinding configuration that grants the auto-provisioned SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account permission to manage objects in the namespace. Config Sync automatically creates the SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME service account when the RepoSync config is synced to the cluster.

    To declare the RoleBinding, create the following manifest:

    # sync-rolebinding.yaml
    kind: RoleBinding
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    metadata:
      name: syncs-repo
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    subjects:
    - kind: ServiceAccount
      name: SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME
      namespace: config-management-system
    roleRef:
      kind: ClusterRole
      name: RECONCILER_ROLE
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
    

    Replace the following:

    • NAMESPACE: add the namespace you created in the root source of truth.
    • SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME: add the name of the reconciler's service account. If the RepoSync name is repo-sync, SERVICE_ACCOUNT_NAME is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE. Otherwise, it is ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE-REPO_SYNC_NAME.
    • RECONCILER_ROLE: as the application operator you can set RECONCILER_ROLE to enforce what kinds of configuration can be synced from the namespace-scoped source. You can only further restrict the set of permissions the central administrator has granted you. As a result, this role cannot be more permissive than the OPERATOR_ROLE that the central administrator declared in the previous section.
  2. Apply the RoleBinding configuration:

    kubectl apply -f sync-rolebinding.yaml
    
  3. If required, create a Secret based on your preferred authentication method. If you used none as your authentication type, you can skip this step.

    The Secret must meet the following requirements:

    • Create the Secret in the same namespace as the RepoSync.
    • The Secret's name must match the spec.git.secretRef name you defined in root-sync.yaml.
    • You must add the Secret's public key to the Git provider.
  4. Declare a RepoSync configuration:

    Git

    #ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: git
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      git:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        revision: NAMESPACE_REVISION
        branch: NAMESPACE_BRANCH
        dir: "NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY"
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
        secretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
        noSSLVerify: NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY
        caCertSecretRef:
          name: NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: add the URL of the Git repository to use as the namespace repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. If you don't enter a protocol, the URL is treated as an HTTPS URL. This field is required.
    • NAMESPACE_REVISION: add the Git revision (tag or hash) to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is HEAD. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, you can also specify a branch name in the revision field. When using a hash in version 1.17.0 or later, it must be a full hash, and not an abbreviated form.
    • NAMESPACE_BRANCH: add the branch of the repository to sync from. This field is optional and the default value is master. Starting from Config Sync version 1.17.0, it's recommended to use the revision field to specify a branch name for simplicity. If both the revision field and the branch field are specified, revision takes precedence over branch.
    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • ssh: Use a SSH key pair
      • cookiefile: Use a cookiefile
      • token: Use a token
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories.
      • gcenode: Use a Google service account to access a repository in Cloud Source Repositories. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.

        For more information on these authentication types, see Granting Config Sync read-only access to Git.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name you intend to give your Secret. This field is optional.

    • NAMESPACE_NO_SSL_VERIFY: To disable the SSL certificate verification, set this field to true. The default value is false.

    • NAMESPACE_CA_CERT_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret. If this field is set, your Git provider must be using a certificate issued by this certificate authority (CA). The Secret must contain the CA certificate under a key named cert. This field is optional.

      To learn more about how to configure the Secret object for the CA certificate, see Configure Operator for a Certificate Authority

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RepoSync fields.

    OCI

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: oci
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      oci:
        image: NAMESPACE_IMAGE
        dir: NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
        gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_IMAGE: the URL of the OCI image to use as the namespace source, for example LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME. By default, the image is pulled from the latest tag, but you can pull in images by TAG or DIGEST instead. Specify TAG or DIGEST in the PACKAGE_NAME:

      • To pull by TAG: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME:TAG
      • To pull by DIGEST: LOCATION-docker.pkg.dev/PROJECT_ID/REPOSITORY_NAME/PACKAGE_NAME@sha256:DIGEST
    • NAMESPACE_DIRECTORY: add the path in the source to the root directory that contains the configuration that you want to sync to. This field is optional and the default is the root directory (/) of the source.

    • NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

    Helm

    # ROOT_SOURCE/namespaces/NAMESPACE/repo-sync.yaml
    apiVersion: configsync.gke.io/v1beta1
    kind: RepoSync
    metadata:
      name: REPO_SYNC_NAME
      namespace: NAMESPACE
    spec:
      sourceType: helm
      # Since this is for a namespace repository, the format is unstructured
      sourceFormat: unstructured
      helm:
        repo: NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY
        chart: HELM_CHART_NAME
        version: HELM_CHART_VERSION
        releaseName: HELM_RELEASE_NAME
        namespace: HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE
        values:
          foo:
            bar: VALUE_1
          baz:
          - qux: VALUE_2
            xyz: VALUE_3
        includeCRDs: HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS
        auth: NAMESPACE_AUTH_TYPE
          gcpServiceAccountEmail: NAMESPACE_EMAIL
          secretRef:
            name: NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • REPO_SYNC_NAME: add the name of your RepoSync object. The name should be unique across the namespace.
    • NAMESPACE: add the name of your namespace.
    • NAMESPACE_REPOSITORY: the URL of the Helm repository to use as the root repository. You can enter URLs using either the HTTPS or SSH protocol. For example, https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/anthos-config-management-samples uses the HTTPS protocol. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_NAME: add the name of your Helm chart. This field is required.
    • HELM_CHART_VERSION: the version of your chart. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the latest version is used.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAME: the name of the Helm release. This field is optional.
    • HELM_RELEASE_NAMESPACE: the target namespace for a release. It only sets a namespace for resources that contain namespace: {{ .Release.Namespace }} in their templates. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default namespace config-management-system is used.
    • HELM_INCLUDE_CRDS: set to true if you want the Helm template to also generate a CustomResourceDefinition. This field is optional. If no value is specified, the default is false and a CRD won't be generated.
    • VALUE: values to use instead of default values that accompany the Helm chart. Format this field the same way as helm chart's values.yaml file. This field is optional.
    • ROOT_AUTH_TYPE: add one of the following authentication types:

      • none: Use no authentication
      • token: Use a username and password to access a private Helm repository.
      • gcenode: Use the Compute Engine default service account to access an image in Artifact Registry. Only select this option if Workload Identity is not enabled in your cluster.
      • gcpserviceaccount: Use a Google service account to access an image.

      This field is required.

    • NAMESPACE_EMAIL: If you added gcpserviceaccount as your ROOT_AUTH_TYPE, add your Google service account email address. For example, acm@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

    • NAMESPACE_SECRET_NAME: add the name of your Secret if token is the ROOT_AUTH_TYPE. This field is optional.

    For an explanation of the fields and a complete list of fields that you can add to the spec field, see RootSync fields.

  5. Apply the RepoSync configuration:

    kubectl apply -f repo-sync.yaml
    
  6. To verify the configuration, use kubectl get on one of the objects in the namespace-scoped source. For example:

    kubectl get rolebindings -n NAMESPACE
    
  7. You can repeat the above steps if you need to configure multiple namespace-scoped source of truth .

Verify the sync status of the source of truth

You can use the nomos status command to inspect the sync status of the source of truth:

nomos status

You should see output similar to the following example:

my_managed_cluster-1
  --------------------
  <root>   git@github.com:foo-corp/acme/admin@main
  SYNCED   f52a11e4
  --------------------
  bookstore  git@github.com:foo-corp/acme/bookstore@v1
  SYNCED     34d1a8c8

In this example output, the namespace-scoped source, in this case a Git repository, is configured for a namespace named bookstore.

Verify the RootSync installation

When you create a RootSync object, Config Sync creates a reconciler with the root-reconciler prefix. A reconciler is a Pod that is deployed as a Deployment. It syncs manifests from a source of truth to a cluster.

You can verify that the RootSync object is working correctly by checking the status of the root-reconciler Deployment:

kubectl get -n config-management-system deployment \
    -l configsync.gke.io/sync-name=ROOT_SYNC_NAME

Replace ROOT_SYNC_NAME with the name of RootSync.

You should see output similar to the following example:

NAME              READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
root-reconciler   1/1     1            1           3h42m

For further ways to explore the status of your RootSync object, see Monitoring RootSync and RepoSync objects.

Verify the RepoSync installation

When you create a RepoSync object, Config Sync creates a reconciler with the ns-reconciler-NAMESPACE prefix, where NAMESPACE is the namespace you created your RepoSync object in.

You can verify that the RepoSync object is working correctly by checking the status of the namespace reconciler Deployment:

kubectl get -n config-management-system deployment \
  -l configsync.gke.io/sync-name=REPO_SYNC_NAME \
  -l configsync.gke.io/sync-namespace=NAMESPACE

Replace REPO_SYNC_NAME with the name of RepoSync, and replace NAMESPACE with the namespace that you created your namespace-scoped source of truth in.

For further ways to explore the status of your RepoSync object, see Exploring the RootSync and RepoSync objects.

Remove a source of truth

Select the Central control method or Kubernetes API method tab to view the relevant instructions.

Central control method

If you used the Control sources of truth in a root source of truth method, a central administrator can follow the following two steps to remove a source of truth:

  1. Decide if you'd like to delete or keep the resources that are managed through your RootSync and RepoSync objects.

    • To delete all the resources that your RootSync or RepoSync objects manage, sync your RootSync or RepoSync object to an empty source. For example, a GitHub repository with no configs. If your RootSync or RepoSync object contains another RootSync or RepoSync object, the inner RootSync or RepoSync needs to sync to an empty Git repository first.

    • If you've enabled the webhook and want to keep your resources, unmanage the resources by following the troubleshooting instructions. If you haven't enabled the webhook, you don't have to take any additional steps to keep your resources.

  2. Remove the RootSync or RepoSync object from the source of truth.

Kubernetes API method

If you used the Control namespace-scoped sources of truth with the Kubernetes API method, application operators can use the following steps to remove a namespace-scoped source of truth:

  1. Decide if you'd like to delete or keep the resources that are managed through your RootSync and RepoSync objects.

    • To delete all the resources that your RootSync or RepoSync objects manage, sync your RootSync or RepoSync object to an empty source. For example, a GitHub repository with no configs. If your RootSync or RepoSync object contains another RootSync or RepoSync object, the inner RootSync or RepoSync needs to sync to an empty Git repository first.

    • If you've enabled the webhook and want to keep your resources, unmanage the resources by following the troubleshooting instructions. If you haven't enabled the webhook, you don't have to take any additional steps to keep your resources.

  2. Delete the RootSync or RepoSync object by running the following command:

    kubectl delete -f FILE_NAME
    

    Replace FILE_NAME with the name of your RootSync or RepoSync configuration file. For example, root-sync.yaml.

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