# Install Bundle Plugins from a Private Image Repository

# Overview

The standard deployment of the Entando Component Repository assumes that plugin images are pulled from public repositories. Public repositores do not require user authentication in order to pull an image. The following tutorial will show you how to add secrets to your Kubernetes environment so you can successfully pull images from private repositories.

# Prerequisites

  • A running Entando application
  • A bundle containing a microservice plugin based on an image from a private repository. You can set this up by creating a microservice bundle and making the corresponding Docker Hub repository private.

# Tutorial

The first step demontrates how to create a secret for Docker Hub but please see the corresponding Kubernetes documentation (opens new window) for other options. Once you have the created the secret you can either apply it to a deployed Entando application or add it to the Helm template for a new deployment.

1. Create the secret Supply the following parameters:

  • the name of the new secret, e.g. my-docker-secret.
  • the URL to your registry server. For Docker Hub this is currently https://index.docker.io/v1/ (opens new window)
  • your Docker Hub username, password, and email.
  • the Entando namespace, e.g. entando for a quickstart environment.
kubectl create secret docker-registry <your-secret-name> --docker-server=<your-registry-server> --docker-username=<your-name> --docker-password=<your-pword> --docker-email=<your-email> -n entando

2a. Update a deployed Entando application

If you're updating a deployed Entando application(for example a quickstart environment), you can add the new secret to the entando-plugin account. You'll need to supply your own namespace.

kubectl edit serviceaccount entando-plugin -n entando

Add the secret to the serviceaccount. You can either add a new section if it's the first secret or add another secret to the list.

apiVersion: v1
  - name: your-secret-name
kind: ServiceAccount
  name: entando-plugin

If you describe the serviceaccount, it should list the secret.

kubectl describe serviceaccount entando-plugin -n entando


Name:                entando-plugin
Namespace:           entando
Image pull secrets:  your-secret-name

If (not found) is listed next to the secret name, then you may have added the secret to the wrong namespace.

2b. Deploy a new Entando application

If you're setting up a new Entando deployment by using an Entando Helm template (e.g. from the entando-helm-quickstart project), you can add the secret to the values.yaml file under the property operator.imagePullSecrets. This is just a list containing the names of Docker secrets in the operator's namespace.

    - your-secret-name

You can now generate the deployment yaml and deploy it to Kubernetes as usual.

3. Install the Entando Bundle

You can now install the Entando Bundle from the Entando App BuilderEntando Component Repository. The microservice plugin should now be able to successfully pull the image.

# Troubleshooting

This is the kind of error you'll see from kubectl get pods if a plugin is based on an image from a private repository and if there are any issues with the image URL or credentials, including a missing or incorrect secret.

NAME                                                            READY   STATUS         
MYUSERNAME-MYPLUGIN-0-0-2-server-deployment-657688c5x8tfb       1/2     ErrImagePull