PKS Identity Management

Authored by Riaz Mohamed and Raghu Pemmaraju

In this document, we provide an overview of Enterprise PKS Roles and Responsibility and detail steps to configure the supported Enterprise PKS (PKS) identity providers. It is essential to understand the options available when configuring Identity management for PKS (PKS) to ensure the principle of least privileges are applied, and authorized access is provided to the users to ensure the integrity and security of PKS and PKS managed Kubernetes clusters. The steps provided are based on PKS 1.6 and above. The steps here apply to installing and configuring PKS using PKS Management Console (EPMC) or a standalone installation.

PKS consists of several components that require careful consideration to provide authentication and authorization. PKS users can gain access to PKS Control Plane, and PKS managed Kubernetes clusters using the OpenID Connect provider called User Account and Authentication (UAA). UAA is an OAuth2 provider issues tokens to PKS and Kubernetes cluster administrators and users with the appropriate roles. Roles can be cluster administrator, developer, or someone with custom access.

We discuss all the necessary configuration steps in this document, starting with a table that shows all of the PKS components that require user access. PKS supports three types of identity management: endpoints, local accounts, LDAP and SAML integrations.: 


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