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GitHub token authentication for Kubernetes
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Kubernetes Webhook Token Authenticator for GitHub

This project implements a Kubernetes Webhook Token

for authenticating users using GitHub Personal Access Token.

When user
tries to authenticate to the Kubernetes API, the Kubernetes apiserver
calls this authenticator to verify the bearer token. This authenticator checks
if the access token is valid using GitHub API and returns the GitHub username
to apiserver.

You should configure Kubernetes apiserver with an authorization
to control what
Kubernetes resources can a user access.

How to use

First of all, you need to run the authenticator using the example DaemonSet
. It is recommended to run the
authenticator on your Kubernetes master using host networking so that the
apiserver can access the authenticator through the loopback interface.

kubectl create -f

Confirm that the authenticator is running:

kubectl get pod -l k8s-app=github-authn

Next, configure apiserver to verify bearer token using this authenticator.
There are two configuration options you need to set:

  • --authentication-token-webhook-config-file a kubeconfig file describing how to
    access the remote webhook service.
  • --authentication-token-webhook-cache-ttl how long to cache authentication
    decisions. Defaults to two minutes.

Check the example config file and save
this file in the Kubernetes master. Set the path to this config file
with configurion option above.

It is recommended you read the Kubernetes
for how to configure
webhook token authentication.

Authorization with role-based access control (RBAC)

Kubernetes support multiple authorization
and we recommend
you choose role-based access control (RBAC) because permission settings can be
set using the Kubernetes API. Permission is granted on which roles that the
authenticated user has.

Suppose that we have a user called johndoe and this user has administrative
access to the project project1. First of all, we need to define a new role
called admin which can control all resources.

kubectl create -f

We need to assign johndoe to this admin role so that he has control to
all the resources in the namespace project1.

kubectl create namespace project1
kubectl create rolebinding johndoe-admin-binding --clusterrole=admin --user=johndoe --namespace=project1

If we want to assign johndoe to the admin role in all namespaces instead of
just the project1 namespace, create a ClusterRoleBinding instead of
a RoleBinding:

kubectl create clusterrolebinding johndoe-admin-binding --clusterrole=admin --user=johndoe

Read the Kubernetes
to learn
more about how to configure your apiserver to use RBAC.

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