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Peter Amstutz, 03/01/2018 03:50 PM

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h1. Container secret mounts
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This is a proposed modification to [[Containers API]].
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Add a "secret_mounts" serialized field to containers and container requests.
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"secret_mounts" has the same form and behavior as "mounts", except:
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* Only literal content is allowed (kind=text or kind=json)
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* Current value is never returned in a container request or container API response
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* Current value can be retrieved from a new API (@/arvados/v1/containers/$uuid/secret_mounts@) which must be authenticated by the container's own runtime token
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* Never appears in container logs
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* Never appears in the Arvados logs table
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* Never appears in websocket updates
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* Never appears in API server request logs
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It is an error for the same key (mount path) to appear in both mounts and secret_mounts. It should not be possible to _commit_ a container request with this error condition, although it might be possible to _save._
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A secret_mounts key (path) cannot be
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* equal to the container's output path,
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* a descendant of the container's output path, or
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* an ancestor of the container's output path (currently, this is a moot point because secret mounts are not directories)
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(PA) I would modify this restriction.  Secret file mounts should be allowed to appear under the output directory, but must be _excluded_ when capturing output.  The reasoning is that this aligns better with the CWL InitialWorkDir feature which pre-populates the output directory.  Pre-populating other directories is technically legal but less portable.
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For clarity, some ways in which secret_mounts behaves like mounts are:
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* Non-identical secret_mounts disqualifies a container for reuse. The mere existence of secret_mounts does not disqualify.
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* secret_mounts can be set via container_requests#create and container_requests#update APIs
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* secret_mounts cannot be null, but can be an empty hash
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* keys of secret_mounts are paths in the container's filesystem, and always begin with "/"