security

Hands-on with Kubernetes Pod Security Policies

Kubernetes Pod Security Policy allows you to control the security specifications pods must adhere to in order to run in your cluster. You can block users from deploying inherently insecure pods either intentionally or unintentionally. This sounds like a great feature and a security best practice, and can be a big step toward keeping your cluster free of insecure resources.

Who Can…?

Managing a Kubernetes cluster with one user is easy. Once you go beyond one user, you need to start using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). But, once you get beyond a couple of users and/or teams and a few namespaces for them, it quickly becomes difficult to keep track of who can do what and where. And, as time goes on and more and more people have a hand in setting up your RBAC, it can get even more confusing. You can and should have your RBAC resource definitions in source control but it’s not easy to read and is hard to visualize. Enter the open source who-can kubectl plugin from the folks at Aqua Security. It gives you the ability to show who (subjects) can do what (verbs) to what (resources) and where (namespaces).