At the core of Kubernetes’ control plane is the API server and the HTTP API that it exposes. The Kubernetes API lets you query and manipulates the state of objects in Kubernetes. This course gives learners an understanding of the role secure access control plays in protecting the Kubernetes API. Controlling who has access and what actions they are allowed to perform must be the primary concern. Learners will understand how to control the Kubernetes platform and how to use API requests as the first line of defense against attackers.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills required to:
- Encrypt all traffic by default using Transport Layer Security (TLS)
- Leverage Kubernetes in-built API server authentication mechanisms for non-production or small clusters
- Implement role-based access control using API Authorization