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Getting Started

This page tells you how to get started with the dockhand-secrets-operator, including installation and basic usage.


dockhand-secrets-operator is installed via 2 Helm charts:

  • dockhand-secrets-operator-crd
  • dockhand-secrets-operator

These charts can be found in the dockhand-charts repository.

# install dockhand-secrets-operator-crd
helm repo add dockhand
helm repo update
helm install --namespace dockhand-secrets-operator dockhand/dockhand-secrets-operator-crd

# install dockhand-secrets-operator
helm repo add dockhand
helm repo update
helm install --namespace dockhand-secrets-operator dockhand/dockhand-secrets-operator

Add Dockhand Profile

Once the operator is installed, you will need to give it access to the Secrets Manager(s) that you want to use on the cluster. This is accomplished by creating a Profile. See core-concepts

Add Dockhand Secrets

Start adding Dockhand Secrets to your deployment manifests! See core-concepts


See crd-specs for current full specifications

Note removed in 1.0.0

Deprecation version: v1alpha1 DockhandProfile


  • version: -> version:
  • kind: DockhandProfile -> kind: Profile

Deprecation version: v1alpha1 DockhandSecret


  • version: -> version:
  • kind: DockhandSecret -> kind: Secret
  • profile: <profile-name> -> <profile-name> profile.namespace: <profile-namespace>
    • profile field is now an object that contains a name and namespace field.
    • v1alpha1 assumed DockhandProfiles existed in dockhand-secrets-operator namespace and did not support multi-tenant use case. v1alpha2 allows the operator to operate in a multi-tenant mode or a single tenant mode where Profiles can be referenced in any namespace where the dockhand-secrets-operator has read access.