Developer Guide

Initial setup for development environment

Install prerequisites

  1. Install go
    • Get the latest patch version for go v1.16.
  2. Install jq
    • brew install jq on macOS.
    • chocolatey install jq on Windows.
    • sudo apt install jq on Ubuntu Linux.
  3. Install KIND
    • GO111MODULE="on" go get sigs.k8s.io/kind@v0.11.0.
  4. Install Kustomize
    • brew install kustomize on macOS.
    • choco install kustomize on Windows.
    • install instructions on Linux
  5. Install envsubst
  6. Install make.
  7. Install direnv
    • brew install direnv on macOS.

Get the source

Fork the cluster-api-provider-aws repo:

cd "$(go env GOPATH)"
mkdir sigs.k8s.io
cd sigs.k8s.io/
git clone git@github.com:<GITHUB USERNAME>/cluster-api-provider-aws.git
cd cluster-api-provider-aws
git remote add upstream git@github.com:kubernetes-sigs/cluster-api-provider-aws.git
git fetch upstream

Build clusterawsadm

Build clusterawsadm in cluster-api-provider-aws:

cd "$(go env GOPATH)"/src/sigs.k8s.io/cluster-api-provider-aws
make clusterawsadm
mv ./bin/clusterawsadm /usr/local/bin/clusterawsadm

Setup AWS Environment

Create bootstrap file and bootstrap IAM roles and policies using clusterawsadm

$ cat config-bootstrap.yaml

apiVersion: bootstrap.aws.infrastructure.cluster.x-k8s.io/v1alpha1
kind: AWSIAMConfiguration
spec:
  bootstrapUser:
    enable: true

$ clusterawsadm bootstrap iam create-cloudformation-stack
Attempting to create AWS CloudFormation stack cluster-api-provider-aws-sigs-k8s-io

Customizing the bootstrap permission

The IAM permissions can be customized by using a configuration file with clusterawsadm. For example, to create the default IAM role for use with managed machine pools:

$ cat config-bootstrap.yaml
apiVersion: bootstrap.aws.infrastructure.cluster.x-k8s.io/v1alpha1
kind: AWSIAMConfiguration
spec:
  bootstrapUser:
    enable: true
  eks:
    iamRoleCreation: false # Set to true if you plan to use the EKSEnableIAM feature flag to enable automatic creation of IAM roles
    managedMachinePool:
      disable: false # Set to false to enable creation of the default node role for managed machine pools

Use the configuration file to create the additional IAM role:

$ ./bin/clusterawsadm bootstrap iam create-cloudformation-stack --config=config-bootstrap.yaml
Attempting to create AWS CloudFormation stack cluster-api-provider-aws-sigs-k8s-io

If you don’t plan on using EKS then see the documentation on disabling EKS support.

Sample Output

When creating the CloudFormation stack using clusterawsadm you will see output similar to this:

Following resources are in the stack:

Resource                  |Type                                                                                |Status
AWS::IAM::Group           |cluster-api-provider-aws-s-AWSIAMGroupBootstrapper-ME9XZVCO2491                     |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::InstanceProfile |control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                  |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::InstanceProfile |controllers.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                    |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::InstanceProfile |nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                          |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy   |arn:aws:iam::xxx:policy/control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy   |arn:aws:iam::xxx:policy/nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io         |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy   |arn:aws:iam::xxx:policy/controllers.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io   |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::Role            |control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                  |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::Role            |controllers.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                    |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::Role            |eks-controlplane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                               |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::Role            |eks-nodegroup.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                  |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::Role            |nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                          |CREATE_COMPLETE
AWS::IAM::User            |bootstrapper.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io                                   |CREATE_COMPLETE

Set Environment Variables

  • Create a security credentials in the bootstrapper.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io IAM user that is created by cloud-formation stack and copy the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRETS_ACCESS_KEY. (Or use admin user credentials instead)

  • Set AWS_B64ENCODED_CREDENTIALS environment variable

    export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=AKIATEST 
    export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=TESTTEST
    export AWS_REGION=eu-west-1
    export AWS_B64ENCODED_CREDENTIALS=$(clusterawsadm bootstrap credentials encode-as-profile)
    

Running local management cluster for development

Before the next steps, make sure initial setup for development environment steps are complete.

There are two ways to build aws manager from local cluster-api-provider-aws source and run it in local kind cluster:

Option 1: Setting up Development Environment with Tilt

Tilt is a tool for quickly building, pushing, and reloading Docker containers as part of a Kubernetes deployment. Many of the Cluster API engineers use it for quick iteration. Please see our Tilt instructions to get started.

Option 2: The Old-fashioned way

Running cluster-api and cluster-api-provider-aws controllers in a kind cluster:

  1. Create a local kind cluster
    • kind create cluster
  2. Install core cluster-api controllers (the version must match the cluster-api version in go.mod)
    • clusterctl init --core cluster-api:v0.3.16 --bootstrap kubeadm:v0.3.16 --control-plane kubeadm:v0.3.16
  3. Build cluster-api-provider-aws docker images
    • make e2e-image
  4. Release manifests under ./out directory
    • RELEASE_TAG="e2e" make release-manifests
  5. Apply the manifests
    • kubectl apply -f ./out/infrastructure.yaml