Upgrading cert-manager

Upgrading cert-manager is generally painless. The only custom configuration that we use, beyond installing a cluster issuer, is to tell the Helm chart to install the Custom Resource Definitions.

Normally, it’s not necessary or desirable to explicitly test cert-manager after a routine upgrade. We will notice if the certificates expire. However, if you want to be sure that cert-manager is still working after an upgrade, delete the TLS secret and Certificate resource in the argocd namespace. It should be recreated by cert-manager.


This may cause an outage for the Science Platform since it is using this certificate, so you may want to be prepared to port-forward to get to the Argo CD UI in case something goes wrong.