HOWTO: TLS Ingress Gateway using SDS without Helm

Istio ⁠— Configure a TLS ingress gateway using SDS

The documentation for configuring a TLS ingress gateway with SDS requires that we use helm. Thusfar, the project I’m working on has managed not to use helm for any of our engineering and we’d strongly prefer not to bring in the dependency for a single feature such as SDS. Is this possible and if so, how?

Helm is only used for generating templates i.e. client side only which doesn’t require any server side Tiller installation. You can just use Helm as a templating engine and use the generated files and consume it via kubectl