In order to configure cert-manager to begin issuing certificates, first
ClusterIssuer resources must be created. These resources represent
a particular signing authority and detail how the certificate requests are going
to be honored. You can read more on the concept of
cert-manager supports multiple ‘in-tree’ issuer types that are denoted by being
cert-manager.io group. cert-manager also supports external issuers than
can be installed into your cluster that belong to other groups. These external
issuer types behave no different and are treated equal to in tree issuer types.
ClusterIssuer resource types, ensure you understand the
Cluster Resource Namespace where other Kubernetes resources
will be referenced from.