Secrets in downstream clusters is repeatedly overwritten

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Long standing setups, upgraded from Rancher versions <2.6


A secret is replaced with  a new one with the same name. When "kubectl rollout restart deployment -n cattle-system rancher" is run in the management cluster the secret is replaced with the old one. Rancher also overwrites the secret every few hours, on its own.


Check for a project secret having been configured for the project in the past.

Navigate to the old UI (put /g behind the URL) and check for project secrets in the project(s) of the affected cluster. 

See also the Rancher documentation on this topic:


"Project Secrets" was a legacy feature from older Rancher <2.6 versions. 


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  • Document ID:000020999
  • Creation Date: 03-Mar-2023
  • Modified Date:06-Mar-2023
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