Access KeyVault from Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with an ASP.NET Core application using a Managed Identity

Secrets in Kubernetes are not really secret. You should store all your cloud-related secrets in a vault anyway, so why not access this vault from your Kubernetes cluster. If you are using Azure, Azure KeyVault is the most logical place to store your secrets. This blogpost tells you how to access the KeyVault from an ASP.NET Core application running on AKS.

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Access dashboard on AKS with RBAC enabled

AKS supports RBAC since its General Available.

After visiting the Dashboard of Kubernetes in AKS you will get warnings because the user visiting the dashboard does not have enough rights. This post tells you how to solve this. But let’s create a RBAC enabled cluster first.

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Persistent Storage and Volumes using Kubernetes on Azure with AKS or Azure Container Service

Many applications hosted in a Docker container need a volume to store data on or to read from. The data can’t be stored in the Docker container itself because the data will be lost after a restart or when the container crashes. Persistent Storage has an independent lifecycle of a Pod. This blogposts shows the most used possibilities to use persistent storage using Kubernetes on Azure.

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