External Secrets Operator: A Cloud Native way to manage your secrets

For our May meetup, we invited Charl Klein to come talk to us about External Secrets Operator, a Kubernetes operator that integrates external secrets management systems with Kubernetes Secrets.

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Greetings cloud enthusiasts πŸ‘‹


For our May meetup, we invited Charl Klein to come talk to us about External Secrets Operator, a Kubernetes operator that integrates external secrets management systems with Kubernetes Secrets. 


Managing secrets in Kubernetes can be a cumbersome job. How do you store and rotate your credentials currently in your project?

With External Secrets Operator (ESO for short) we leverage multi-featured solutions like AWS Secret Manager, Azure Key Vault and Hashicorp Vault to manage your sensitive data declaratively and securely. You end up with native Kubernetes secrets in your cluster, synchronized continuously with your external provider.

In this presentation, we are going to talk about the origins of ESO and the different projects that wanted to solve the same problem. The open-source centralized solution was developed with the help of the community.

[Technicality rating: 3/4]


πŸ‘€ Speaker: Charl Klein


What started with DOS on the family 386, turned into a passion. Charl has been in the industry for just over 10 years, working in a variety of roles, companies and industries. Including Desktop/Network Support, ITSM Platforms, Development, Pre-Sales, DevOps, and Cloud. Originally from Pretoria in sunny South Africa, Charl is currently a Cloud Native Engineer with Container Solutions based in the Netherlands. He holds numerous certifications in Azure and Kubernetes and is actively pursuing a BSC in Cyber Security. The rest of his time is spent looking after his 3 Doggos, and dabbling with Electronics and 3D Printing.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlklein/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CharlKlein


πŸ—“ Agenda: (Total Duration: 60 minutes)

Presentation format:

The first half of the talk will be us telling you ESO’s story, and the second half will be a demo of ESO in action.

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  • Harry Lee

    Harry Lee

    Melio AI

    Lead Organizer

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  • Merelda Wu

    Merelda Wu

    Co-organiser