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How to Verify a Secret in Kubernetes

You have created a secret, and would like to retrieve it.

Get a list of all the secrets in Kubernetes

kubectl get secrets
Code language: Bash (bash)

This will result in:

NAME TYPE DATA AGE admin-user-pass Opaque 2 11s
Code language: Bash (bash)

How to view a secret in Kubernetes

Now that we have our secret’s name, we can view it directly

kubectl describe secrets/admin-user-pass
Code language: Bash (bash)

With the following output:

Name: admin-user-pass Namespace: default Labels: <none> Annotations: <none> Type: Opaque Data ==== password: 12 bytes username: 5 bytes
Code language: Bash (bash)

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