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This project is part of the liveProject series Getting Started with Kubernetes
basic Git commands • basic shell commands
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set environment variables for containers • add app configuration into ConfigMap • inject ConfigMap into container • add app secrets into Kubernetes Secrets • inject secrets into containers
Sunil Jacob
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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You’re a DevOps engineer for BuildYourHome, an e-commerce company with a newly containerized e-commerce application. As part of an ongoing effort to ensure web page updates are delivered seamlessly, you’ll store web page-related configuration information with Kubernetes objects, including ConfigMaps and Secrets, then inject them into your microservice containers. When done, you’ll have gained familiarity with maintaining stateful applications with Persistent Volumes and Persistent Volume Claims, as well as a solid understanding of how ConfigMaps and Secrets are used in a production environment.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Sunil Jacob

Sunil Jacob is a principal architect in the DevOps area at an e-commerce company. He has gained experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform, and implements DevSecOps practices using Policy as Code with Open Policy Agent, giving high importance to security. Well-versed in CI/CD platforms like GitHub Actions and GitLab, Sunil is a certified Professional Cloud Architect and Certified Kubernetes Administrator.


This project is for beginners who would like to learn to use and manage configurations in Kubernetes. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of kubectl
  • Basics of minikube
  • Use Kubernetes YAML
  • Develop Kubernetes configuration files in YAML
  • kubectl commands

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to create and use Kubernetes ConfigMaps and Secrets in a production environment:

  • Create a ConfigMap using Kubernetes imperative commands and a YAML manifest file
  • Access a ConfigMap in an application deployment
  • Create Secrets using Kubernetes imperative commands and a YAML manifest file
  • Access Kubernetes Secrets in your deployment and inject them into the application
  • Different types of secrets available in Kubernetes
  • Persistent volume and claims


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