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Configurator

Overview#

Configuration manager is a special container used to load (generate/restore) and dump (backup) the configuration and secrets.

Versions#

See Packages for available versions.

Environment Variables#

The following environment variables are supported by the container:

  • CN_CONFIG_ADAPTER: The config backend adapter, can be consul (default), kubernetes, google, or aws.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_HOST: hostname or IP of Consul (default to localhost).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_PORT: port of Consul (default to 8500).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CONSISTENCY: Consul consistency mode (choose one of default, consistent, or stale). Default to stale mode.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_SCHEME: supported Consul scheme (http or https).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_VERIFY: whether to verify cert or not (default to false).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CACERT_FILE: path to Consul CA cert file (default to /etc/certs/consul_ca.crt). This file will be used if it exists and CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_VERIFY set to true.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CERT_FILE: path to Consul cert file (default to /etc/certs/consul_client.crt).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_KEY_FILE: path to Consul key file (default to /etc/certs/consul_client.key).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_TOKEN_FILE: path to file contains ACL token (default to /etc/certs/consul_token).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_NAMESPACE: Kubernetes namespace (default to default).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_CONFIGMAP: Kubernetes configmaps name (default to jans).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_USE_KUBE_CONFIG: Load credentials from $HOME/.kube/config, only useful for non-container environment (default to false).
  • CN_SECRET_ADAPTER: The secrets' adapter, can be vault (default), kubernetes, google, or aws.
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_VERIFY: whether to verify cert or not (default to false).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_ROLE_ID_FILE: path to file contains Vault AppRole role ID (default to /etc/certs/vault_role_id).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_SECRET_ID_FILE: path to file contains Vault AppRole secret ID (default to /etc/certs/vault_secret_id).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_CERT_FILE: path to Vault cert file (default to /etc/certs/vault_client.crt).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_KEY_FILE: path to Vault key file (default to /etc/certs/vault_client.key).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_CACERT_FILE: path to Vault CA cert file (default to /etc/certs/vault_ca.crt). This file will be used if it exists and CN_SECRET_VAULT_VERIFY set to true.
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_ADDR: URL of Vault (default to http://localhost:8200).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_NAMESPACE: Namespace used to access secrets (default to empty string).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_KV_PATH: Path to KV secrets engine (default to secret).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_PREFIX: Base prefix name used to build secret path (default to jans).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_APPROLE_PATH: Path to AppRole (default to approle).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_NAMESPACE: Kubernetes namespace (default to default).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_SECRET: Kubernetes secrets name (default to jans).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_USE_KUBE_CONFIG: Load credentials from $HOME/.kube/config, only useful for non-container environment (default to false).
  • CN_WAIT_MAX_TIME: How long the startup "health checks" should run (default to 300 seconds).
  • CN_WAIT_SLEEP_DURATION: Delay between startup "health checks" (default to 10 seconds).
  • GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS: Optional JSON file (contains Google credentials) that can be injected into container for authentication. Refer to https://cloud.google.com/docs/authentication/provide-credentials-adc#how-to for supported credentials.
  • GOOGLE_PROJECT_ID: ID of Google project.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_VERSION_ID: Janssen secret version ID in Google Secret Manager. Defaults to latest, which is recommended.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_NAME_PREFIX: Prefix for Janssen secret in Google Secret Manager. Defaults to jans. If left jans-secret secret will be created.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_MANAGER_PASSPHRASE: Passphrase for Janssen secret in Google Secret Manager. This is recommended to be changed and defaults to secret.
  • CN_CONFIGURATION_SKIP_INITIALIZED: skip initialization if backend already initialized (default to false).
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_ENDPOINT_URL: The URL of AWS secretsmanager service (if omitted, will use the one in specified region).
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_PREFIX: The prefix name of the secrets (default to jans).
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_REPLICA_FILE: The location of file contains replica regions definition (if any). This file is mostly used in primary region. Example of contents of the file: [{"Region": "us-west-1"}].
  • AWS_DEFAULT_REGION: The default AWS Region to use, for example, us-west-1 or us-west-2.
  • AWS_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE: The location of the shared credentials file used by the client (see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-files.html).
  • AWS_CONFIG_FILE: The location of the config file used by the client (see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-files.html).
  • AWS_PROFILE: The default profile to use, if any.

Commands#

The following commands are supported by the container:

  • load
  • dump

load#

The load command can be used either to generate or restore config and secret for the cluster.

For fresh installation, generate the initial configuration and secret by creating /path/to/host/volume/generate.json similar to example below:

{
    "hostname": "demoexample.jans.io",
    "country_code": "US",
    "state": "TX",
    "city": "Austin",
    "admin_pw": "S3cr3t+pass",
    "ldap_pw": "S3cr3t+pass",
    "email": "s@jans.io",
    "org_name": "Gluu Inc."
}

NOTE: generate.json has optional attributes as seen below.

  • auth_sig_keys: space-separated key algorithm for signing (default to RS256 RS384 RS512 ES256 ES384 ES512 PS256 PS384 PS512)
  • auth_enc_keys: space-separated key algorithm for encryption (default to RSA1_5 RSA-OAEP)
  • optional_scopes: list of scopes that will be used (supported scopes are ldap, scim, fido2, couchbase, redis, sql, casa; default to empty list)
  • ldap_pw: user's password to access LDAP database (only used if optional_scopes list contains ldap scope)
  • sql_pw: user's password to access SQL database (only used if optional_scopes list contains sql scope)
  • couchbase_pw: user's password to access Couchbase database (only used if optional_scopes list contains couchbase scope)
  • couchbase_superuser_pw: superusers password to access Couchbase database (only used if optional_scopes list contains couchbase scope)
  • salt: user-defined salt (24 characters length); if omitted, salt will be generated automatically
  • init_keys_exp: the initial keys expiration time in hours (default to 48; extra 1 hour will be added for hard limit)

Example of generating salt value:

# using shell script
cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 24 | head -n 1
# output: NFAG5g4R0NSkAZXHL8t2DScL

# using python oneliner
python -c 'import random, string; print("".join(random.choices(string.ascii_letters + string.digits, k=24)))'
# ouput: HsPzqiPkRzNySWlOVui8Ilmw

To generate initial config and secrets:

  1. Create config map config-generate-params to store the contents of generate.json

    kubectl create cm config-generate-params --from-file=generate.json
    
  2. Mount the configmap into container and apply the yaml:

    apiVersion: batch/v1
    kind: Job
    metadata:
      name: configurator-load-job
    spec:
      template:
        spec:
          restartPolicy: Never
          volumes:
            - name: config-generate-params
              configMap:
                name: config-generate-params
          containers:
            - name: configurator-load
              image: ghcr.io/janssenproject/jans/configurator:1.1.3_dev
              volumeMounts:
                - mountPath: /app/db/generate.json
                  name: config-generate-params
                  subPath: generate.json
              envFrom:
              - configMapRef:
                  name: config-cm
              args: ["load"]
    

To restore configuration and secrets from a backup of /path/to/host/volume/config.json and /path/to/host/volume/secret.json: mount the directory as /app/db inside the container:

  1. Create config map config-params and secret-params:

    kubectl create cm config-params --from-file=config.json
    kubectl create cm secret-params --from-file=secret.json
    
  2. Mount the configmap into container and apply the yaml:

    apiVersion: batch/v1
    kind: Job
    metadata:
      name: configurator-load-job
    spec:
      template:
        spec:
          restartPolicy: Never
          volumes:
            - name: config-params
              configMap:
                name: config-params
               - name: secret-params
              configMap:
                name: secret-params
          containers:
            - name: configurator-load
              image: ghcr.io/janssenproject/jans/configurator:1.1.3_dev
              volumeMounts:
                - mountPath: /app/db/config.json
                  name: config-params
                  subPath: config.json
                - mountPath: /app/db/secret.json
                  name: secret-params
                  subPath: secret.json
              envFrom:
              - configMapRef:
                  name: config-cm
              args: ["load"]
    

dump#

The dump command will dump all configuration and secrets from the backends saved into the /app/db/config.json and /app/db/secret.json files.

apiVersion: batch/v1
kind: Job
metadata:
  name: configurator-dump-job
spec:
  template:
    spec:
      restartPolicy: Never
      containers:
        - name: configurator-dump-job
          image: ghcr.io/janssenproject/jans/configurator:1.1.3_dev
          command:
            - /bin/sh
            - -c
            - |
                /app/scripts/entrypoint.sh dump
                sleep 300
          envFrom:
          - configMapRef:
              name: config-cm

Copy over the files to host

kubectl cp config-init-load-job:/app/db .


Last update: 2024-05-31
Created: 2021-11-26