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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By: Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your guide to performing successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will get started by learning how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with understanding how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. As you advance, you will learn how to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of best practices for working with advanced AKS concepts for complex systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS


In this chapter, we added access control to our guestbook application without actually changing the source code of it by using the sidecar pattern in Kubernetes ( We started by getting the Kubernetes ingress objects to redirect to a https://.... secured site. Then we installed the certificate manager that interfaces with the LetsEncrypt API to request a certificate for the domain name you specified in the next steps. We leveraged a Certificate Issuer, which gets the certificate from LetsEncrypt, and created the actual certificate for a given Fully-Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). We then created an Ingress to the service with the certificate we'd created. Finally, we jumped into authentication (AuthN) and authorization (AuthZ), and showed you how to leverage AzureAD as an authentication provider...