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This week over on the Magalix Blog, we took a deep dive into Kubernetes Authentication and Authorization, the difference between the two, and how and why they're used. Check that out below the fold. Thanks for reading!
 

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Kubernetes Authorization

The role of kubernetes authorization is important, While authentication refers to validating the identity of a specific subject to decide whether or not it could be granted access, authorization handles what follows that access. Using authorization mechanisms, you can fine-tune who has access to which resources on your Kubernetes cluster. In this article, we will be discussing the Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and how you can use it to secure your cluster.

 

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Kubernetes Authentication

Kubernetes Authentication means validating the identity of who or what is issuing the request. For example, if you want to access a Linux box through SSH, the SSH daemon must verify that the username and password you are using for login matches an account that lives in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files. For them to be Combined together, those files represent the authentication database for Linux. On the other hand, authorization refers to what you are allowed to do once you gain access..

 

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