Configure ArgoCD

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As the Argo CD has been deployed, we now need to configure argocd-server and then login:

Expose argocd-server

By default argocd-server is not publicaly exposed. For the purpose of this workshop, we will use a Load Balancer to make it usable:

kubectl patch svc argocd-server -n argocd -p '{"spec": {"type": "LoadBalancer"}}'

Wait about 2 minutes for the LoadBalancer creation

export ARGOCD_SERVER=`kubectl get svc argocd-server -n argocd -o json | jq --raw-output '.status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname'`


The initial password is autogenerated with the pod name of the ArgoCD API server:

export ARGO_PWD=`kubectl -n argocd get secret argocd-initial-admin-secret -o jsonpath="{.data.password}" | base64 -d`

Using admin as login and the autogenerated password:

argocd login $ARGOCD_SERVER --username admin --password $ARGO_PWD --insecure

You should get as an output:

'admin' logged in successfully