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Release 1.10

Release 1.10 adds a variety of quality-of-life fixes and features including improvements to the test suite.

The latest version is v1.10.1.

Breaking Changes (You MUST read this before you upgrade!)

Container Name Changes

This change is only relevant if you install cert-manager using Helm or the static manifest files. v1.10.0 changes the names of containers in pods created by cert-manager.

The names are changed to better reflect what they do; for example, the container in the controller pod had its name changed from cert-manager to cert-manager-controller, and the webhook pod had its container name changed from cert-manager to cert-manager-webhook.

This change could cause a break if you:

  1. Use Helm or the static manifests, and
  2. Have scripts, tools or tasks which rely on the names of the cert-manager containers being static

If both of these are true, you may need to update your automation before you upgrade.

On OpenShift the cert-manager Pods may fail until you modify Security Context Constraints

In cert-manager 1.10 the secure computing (seccomp) profile for all the Pods is set to RuntimeDefault. (See cert-manager pull request 5259.) The securityContext fields of the Pod are set as follows:

...
# ref: https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/configure-pod-container/security-context/
securityContext:
seccompProfile:
type: RuntimeDefault
...

On some versions and configurations of OpenShift this can cause the Pod to be rejected by the Security Context Constraints admission webhook.

On OpenShift v4.7, v4.8, v4.9 and v4.10 you may need to modify Security Context Constraints to allow cert-manager Pods to be deployed

In OpenShift v4.7, v4.8, v4.9 and v4.10, the default SecurityContextConstraint is called "restricted", and it forbids Pods that have the RuntimeDefault seccomp profile. If you deploy cert-manager on these versions of OpenShift you may see the following error condition on the cert-manager Deployments:

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
# ...
status:
conditions:
# ...
- lastTransitionTime: "2022-11-01T09:41:41Z"
lastUpdateTime: "2022-11-01T09:41:41Z"
message: 'pods "cert-manager-84bc577876-qzbnf" is forbidden: unable to validate
against any security context constraint: [pod.metadata.annotations.seccomp.security.alpha.kubernetes.io/pod:
Forbidden: seccomp may not be set pod.metadata.annotations.container.seccomp.security.alpha.kubernetes.io/cert-manager-controller:
Forbidden: seccomp may not be set provider "anyuid": Forbidden: not usable by
user or serviceaccount provider "nonroot": Forbidden: not usable by user or
serviceaccount provider "hostmount-anyuid": Forbidden: not usable by user or
serviceaccount provider "machine-api-termination-handler": Forbidden: not usable
by user or serviceaccount provider "hostnetwork": Forbidden: not usable by user
or serviceaccount provider "hostaccess": Forbidden: not usable by user or serviceaccount
provider "privileged": Forbidden: not usable by user or serviceaccount]'
reason: FailedCreate
status: "True"
type: ReplicaFailure
# ...

The work around is to copy the "restricted" SecurityContextConstraint resource and then modify it to allow Pods with RuntimeDefault seccomp profile. Then use oc adm policy add-scc-to-user to create a Role and a RoleBinding that allows all the cert-manager ServiceAccounts to use that SecurityContextConstraint.

📖 Read Enabling the default seccomp profile for all pods to learn more about this process.

On OpenShift v4.11 you may need to modify Security Context Constraints to allow cert-manager Pods to be deployed

In OpenShift v4.11, there is a new SecurityContextConstraint called restricted-v2, which permits Pods that have the RuntimeDefault seccomp profile and this will used for the cert-manager Pods by default, allowing the Pods to be created.

But if you have upgraded OpenShift from a previous version, the old restricted SecurityContextConstraint may still be used and you will have to make changes to the RoleBindings in order to make it the default for all Pods.

📖 Read Pod security admission in the OpenShift v4.11 release notes to learn more about the changes to the default security context constraints in v4.11.

📖 Read Default security context constraints in the OpenShift v4.11 documentation to learn about the characteristics of the default Security Context Constraints in OpenShift.

When using the OLM packages for OperatorHub on OpenShift >= v4.7, you may need to modify Security Context Constraints to allow the cert-manager ACME HTTP01 Pod to be deployed

In the cert-manager OLM packages for RedHat OpenShift OperatorHub, the seccompProfile field in the Deployment resource has been removed, and this should allow you to install it on OpenShift v4.7, v4.8, v4.9, v4.10, and v4.11 without any extra configuration.

But if you are using the ACME Issuer with the HTTP01 solver, cert-manager will deploy a short lived Pod that uses the RuntimDefault seccomp profile which may be denied because of the existing Security Context Constraints.

📖 Read Enabling the default seccomp profile for all pods to learn how to configure your system to allow Pods that use the RuntimeDefault seccomp profile.

v1.10.1: Changes since v1.10.0

Bug or Regression

  • The Venafi Issuer now supports TLS 1.2 renegotiation, so that it can connect to TPP servers where the vedauth API endpoints are configured to accept client certificates. (Note: This does not mean that the Venafi Issuer supports client certificate authentication). (#5576, @wallrj)
  • Upgrade to latest go patch release (#5560, @SgtCoDFish)

v1.10.0: Changes since v1.9.1

Feature

  • Add issuer_name, issuer_kind and issuer_group labels to certificate_expiration_timestamp_seconds, certmanager_certificate_renewal_timestamp_seconds and certmanager_certificate_ready_status metrics (#5461, @dkulchinsky)
  • Add make targets for running scans with trivy against locally built containers (#5358, @SgtCoDFish)
  • CertificateRequests: requests that use the SelfSigned Issuer will be re-reconciled when the target private key Secret has been informed cert-manager.io/private-key-secret-name. This resolves an issue whereby a request would never be signed when the target Secret was not created or was misconfigured before the request. (#5336, @JoshVanL)
  • CertificateSigningRequests: requests that use the SelfSigned Issuer will be re-reconciled when the target private key Secret has been informed experimental.cert-manager.io/private-key-secret-name. This resolves an issue whereby a request would never be signed when the target Secret was not created or was misconfigured before the request. CertificateSigningRequests will also now no-longer be marked as failed when the target private key Secret is malformed- now only firing an event. When the Secret data is resolved, the request will attempt issuance. (#5379, @JoshVanL)
  • Upgraded Gateway API to v0.5.0 (#5376, @inteon)
  • Add caBundleSecretRef to the Vault Issuer to allow referencing the Vault CA Bundle with a Secret. Cannot be used in conjunction with the in-line caBundle field. (#5387, @Tolsto)
  • The feature to create certificate requests with the name being a function of certificate name and revision has been introduced under the feature flag "StableCertificateRequestName" and it is disabled by default. This helps to prevent the error "multiple CertificateRequests were found for the 'next' revision...". (#5487, @sathyanarays)
  • Helm: Added a new parameter commonLabels which gives you the capability to add the same label on all the resource deployed by the chart. (#5208, @thib-mary)

Bug or Regression

  • CertificateSigningRequest: no longer mark a request as failed when using the SelfSigned issuer, and the Secret referenced in experimental.cert-manager.io/private-key-secret-name doesn't exist. (#5323, @JoshVanL)
  • DNS Route53: Remove incorrect validation which rejects solvers that don't define either a accessKeyID or secretAccessKeyID. (#5339, @JoshVanL)
  • Enhanced securityContext for PSS/restricted compliance. (#5259, @joebowbeer)
  • Fix issue where CertificateRequests marked as InvalidRequest did not properly trigger issuance failure handling leading to 'stuck' requests (#5366, @munnerz)
  • cmctl and kubectl cert-manager now report their actual versions instead of "canary", fixing issue #5020 (#5022, @maelvls)

Other

  • Avoid hard-coding release namespace in helm chart (#5163, @james-callahan)
  • Bump cert-manager's version of Go to 1.19 (#5466, @lucacome)
  • Remove .bazel and .bzl files from cert-manager now that bazel has been fully replaced (#5340, @SgtCoDFish)
  • Updates Kubernetes libraries to v0.25.2. (#5456, @lucacome)
  • Add annotations for ServiceMonitor in helm chart (#5401, @sathieu)
  • Helm: Add NetworkPolicy support (#5417, @mjudeikis)
  • To help troubleshooting, make the container names unique. BREAKING: this change will break scripts/ CI that depend on cert-manager being the container name. (#5410, @rgl)