Fetch IP from a Kubernetes object

Learn how to use cloudflare-operator to fetch an IP address from a Kubernetes object

If you have a Kubernetes object that contains an IP address, you can use cloudflare-operator to fetch the IP address from the object and use it as the target content for a DNS record.

This can be useful if you are using Istio or want to fetch the IP from a Kubernetes service.

This guide will show you how to configure an IP object to fetch the IP address from a Kubernetes service.

Operator configuration

Add a kubectl sidecar to the operator pod by using the following Helm values:

  - name: proxy
    image: bitnami/kubectl
    args: ["proxy", "--port=8858"]

The operator will need additional permissions to access services.

In order to grant the operator these permissions, add the following Helm values:

    - apiGroups:
        - ""
        - services
        - get
        - list

Install or update the Helm chart using this guide.

IP object

An IP object could then look like this:

apiVersion: cloudflare-operator.io/v1
kind: IP
  name: ingress-ip
  type: dynamic
    - url: localhost:8858/api/v1/namespaces/ingress-nginx/services/ingress-nginx
      responseJQFilter: ".status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip"

This IP object will fetch the IP address from the Kubernetes service ingress-nginx in the namespace ingress-nginx using the kubectl proxy.

Last modified August 11, 2023: feat: update cloudflare-operator docs (a02117f)