General overview on set up of secret stores for Dapr

Dapr integrates with secret stores to provide apps and other components with secure store and access to secrets such as access keys and passwords.. Each secret store component has a name and this name is used when accessing a secret.

Secret stores are extensible and can be found in the components-contrib repo.

A secret store in Dapr is described using a Component file:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  name: secretstore
  namespace: default
  type: secretstores.<NAME>
  version: v1
  - name: <KEY>
    value: <VALUE>
  - name: <KEY>
    value: <VALUE>

The type of secret store is determined by the type field, and things like connection strings and other metadata are put in the .metadata section.

Visit this guide for instructions on configuring a secret store component.