Last Friday, we migrated a couple of our Kubernetes Ingresses to use Google Managed Let’s Encrypt Certificates. The managed certificates are a nice new feature offered by GCP. You can configure the certificate using a short resource definition and single annotation.
ps: if you are migrating to managed certificates like we do, you can keep the
spec.tls.secretName together with your annotation. Keeping both configurations
at the same time makes sure your Ingress is always configured with a proper
certificate. Once the Managed Certificate becomes active, your Ingress will
serve traffic using the new certificate, and you can remove the old TLS secret
without having any downtime.
Unfortunately, something didn’t go right for us, and we had to revert our
changes which means configuring a TLS (
So we removed the
networking.gke.io/managed-certificates annotation and
spec.tls.secretName again. But we had no luck. The certificate
didn’t change after we applied the update. 🤔
We noticed two additional annotations on the Ingress
annotations aren’t configured by us but are part of the GKE addon, which manages
the certificates. When we reverted to manually configuring the TLS secret, these
annotations weren’t removed. So we removed them manually from the Ingress, and
after a few minutes, the GLBC was configured properly again, serving traffic
with the correct certificate. When we had a closer look at the documentation,
they mentioned it’s the responsibility of the users to create/delete them.