Security Notes for Kubernetes ¶
SSH Access ¶
SSH is allowed to the masters and the nodes, by default from anywhere. However, no public key will be installed. You can use instead use ec2 instance connect, which is installed in the default AMIs.
If you want to use a fixed key for the cluster, you have to specify
--ssh-public-key <public key file> on the
kops create cluster command
kops create sshpublickey. You can also set the following in the cluster spec:
spec: sshKeyName: <ssh key pair>
An EC2 key pair with the name
<ssh key pair> has to already exist.
By default, SSH is allowed from any address. You can restrict from where SSH connections can be made by
spec.sshAccess in the cluster spec or using
kops create cluster --ssh-access.
To change the SSH public key on an existing cluster:
kops delete sshpublickey --name <clustername> sshpublickey
kops create sshpublickey --name <clustername> sshpublickey -i ~/.ssh/newkey.pub
kops update cluster <clustername> --yesto reconfigure the launch templates.
kops rolling-update cluster --name <clustername> --yesto roll all the machines so they have the new key.
Docker Configuration ¶
If you are using a private registry such as quay.io, you may be familiar with the inconvenience of managing the
imagePullSecrets for each namespace. It can also be a pain to use kOps Hooks with private images. To configure docker on all nodes with access to one or more private registries:
kops create secret --name <clustername> dockerconfig -f ~/.docker/config.json
kops rolling-update cluster --name <clustername> --yesto immediately roll all the machines so they have the new key (optional)
This stores the config.json in
/root/.docker/config.json on all nodes (include masters) so that both Kubernetes and system containers may use registries defined in it.
Note that this will also work when using containerd.
Instance IAM roles ¶
All Pods running on your cluster have access to underlying instance IAM role. Currently, permission scope is quite broad. See iam_roles.md for details and ways to mitigate that.