Before creating an Ingress, you’ll need:

Make sure your Ingress controller has ssl-passthroughenabled. This is enabled by default for HAProxy, but disabled by default for NGINX. See the NGINX User Guide for details.

Create an Ingress resource

  1. Retrieve the hostname of your Ingress controller’s LoadBalancer service.

    $ kubectl get svc <haproxy-ingress | ingress-ngnix-controller> \
                        -n <ingress-ctrl-namespace>

    Below is example output for an HAProxy running on a K8s cluster hosted by AWS.

    NAME              TYPE           CLUSTER-IP    EXTERNAL-IP                                                              PORT(S)                      AGE   
    haproxy-ingress   LoadBalancer   80:30610/TCP,443:31597/TCP   21m
  2. Choose the hostname you will use to access your database (this value will be represented in this article with <my-db-hostname>).

  3. Create a DNS entry that resolves your chosen database hostname to the IP address for the Ingress controller’s LoadBalancer.

  4. Create the Ingress resource YAML file.

    kind: Ingress
      name: rec-ingress
      - host: <my-db-hostname>
          - path: /
            pathType: ImplementationSpecific
                name: <db-name>
                  name: redis

    For HAProxy, insert the following into the annotations section: haproxy "true"

    For NGINX, insert the following into the annotations section: nginx "true"

    The ssl-passthrough annotation is required to allow access to the database. The specific format changes depending on your Ingress controller and any additional customizations. See NGINX Configuration annotations and HAProxy Ingress Options for updated annotation formats.

Test your external access

To test your external access to the database, you need a client that supports TLS and SNI.

Test your access with Openssl

  1. Get the default CA certificate from the redis-enterprise-node container on any of the Redis Enterprise pods.

    $ kubectl exec -it <pod-name> -c redis-enterprise-node \
                    -- cat /etc/opt/redislabs/proxy_cert.pem
  2. Run the following openssl command, substituting your own values for <my-db-hostname>.

    $ openssl s_client \
      -connect <my-db-hostname>:443 \
      -crlf -CAfile ./proxy_cert.pem \
      -servername <my-db-hostname>

    If you are connected to the database, you will receive PONG back, as shown below:

     Verify return code: 0 (ok)

Test your access with Python

You can use the code below to test your access with Python, substituting your own values for <my-db-hostname> and <file-path>.

import redis

r = redis.StrictRedis(host='<my-db-hostname>',
              port=443, db=0, ssl=True,


Your output should look something like this:

$ /Users/example-user/Documents/Projects/test_client/venv3.7/bin/python \
    'redis_version': '5.0.5',
    'redis_git_sha1': 0,
    'redis_git_dirty': 0,
    'redis_build_id': 0,
    'redis_mode': 'standalone',
    'os': 'Linux 4.14.154-128.181.amzn2.x86_64 x86_64',
    'arch_bits': 64,
    'multiplexing_api': 'epoll',
    'gcc_version': '7.4.0',
    'process_id': 1,
    'run_id': '3ce7721b096517057d28791aab555ed8ac02e1de',
    'tcp_port': 10811,
    'uptime_in_seconds': 316467,
    'uptime_in_days': 3,
    'hz': 10,
    'lru_clock': 0,
    'config_file': '',
    'connected_clients': 1,
    'client_longest_output_list': 0,
    'client_biggest_input_buf': 0,
    'blocked_clients': 0,
    'used_memory': 12680016,
    'used_memory_human': '12.9M',
    'used_memory_rss': 12680016,
    'used_memory_peak': 13452496,
    'used_memory_peak_human': '12.82M',
    'used_memory_lua': 151552,
    'mem_fragmentation_ratio': 1,
    'mem_allocator': 'jemalloc-5.1.0',
    'loading': 0,
    'rdb_changes_since_last_save': 0,
    'rdb_bgsave_in_progress': 0,
    'rdb_last_save_time': 1577753916,
    'rdb_last_bgsave_status': 'ok',
    'rdb_last_bgsave_time_sec': 0,
    'rdb_current_bgsave_time_sec': -1,
    'aof_enabled': 0,
    'aof_rewrite_in_progress': 0,
    'aof_rewrite_scheduled': 0,
    'aof_last_rewrite_time_sec': -1,
    'aof_current_rewrite_time_sec': -1,
    'aof_last_bgrewrite_status': 'ok',
    'aof_last_write_status': 'ok',
    'total_connections_received': 4,
    'total_commands_processed': 6,
    'instantaneous_ops_per_sec': 14,
    'total_net_input_bytes': 0,
    'total_net_output_bytes': 0,
    'instantaneous_input_kbps': 0.0,
    'instantaneous_output_kbps': 0.0,
    'rejected_connections': 0,
    'sync_full': 1,
    'sync_partial_ok': 0,
    'sync_partial_err': 0,
    'expired_keys': 0,
    'evicted_keys': 0,
    'keyspace_hits': 0,
    'keyspace_misses': 0,
    'pubsub_channels': 0,
    'pubsub_patterns': 0,
    'latest_fork_usec': 0,
    'migrate_cached_sockets': 0,
    'role': 'master',
    'connected_slaves': 1,
    'slave0': {
        'ip': '',
        'port': 0,
        'state': 'online',
        'offset': 0,
        'lag': 0
    'master_repl_offset': 0,
    'repl_backlog_active': 0,
    'repl_backlog_size': 1048576,
    'repl_backlog_first_byte_offset': 0,
    'repl_backlog_histlen': 0,
    'used_cpu_sys': 0.0,
    'used_cpu_user': 0.0,
    'used_cpu_sys_children': 0.0,
    'used_cpu_user_children': 0.0,
    'cluster_enabled': 0

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