Deployment freezing at "Authenticating with credentials from job payload (GitLab Registry)"

Howdy all. I’m trying to deploy my application to a Digital Ocean managed Kube instance and, one day, it started freezing at this point.

Authenticating with credentials from job payload (GitLab Registry)

I built an entirely new Kube instance to make sure that wasn’t the problem. I’ve refreshed all authorizations and variables. Nothing helps. It just sits at that point and times out after an hour.

To clarify, the first time it authenticates, when it needs to pull the Docker image, it succeeds. It runs it on a runner, creates a Git repo, checks out master, skips Git submodules, then freezes.