We have recently migrated to Kong Ingress Controller. We are now planning to password protect our Admin API so that only authorized users can access this. The issue we are facing is, the pod is going into CrashLoopBackOff status when we try this. We realized that the proxy container is working fine but the ingress-controller container is the one failing as it needs to communicate with the Kong using the url https://0.0.0.0:8444. We tried parsing the environment variable using below but still it doesn’t work for us.
- name: CONTROLLER_KONG_ADMIN_HEADER value: "Authorization: Basic <base64 encoded text>"
The password configuration is configured in the configmap in the below format.
data: admin_htpasswd: |- <encrypted user credentials> kong.conf: |- nginx_admin_auth_basic = "closed admin site" nginx_admin_auth_basic_user_file = "/etc/kong/admin_htpasswd"
Could you please let us know the right way to use this and fix the issue. Thanks in Advance.