EKS Console

To use the Amazon EKS Console to view workloads running in an EKS cluster created using the AWS provider (CAPA) you can do the following:

  1. Create a new policy with the required IAM permissions for the console. This example can be used. For example, a policy called EKSViewNodesAndWorkloads.

  2. Assign the policy created in step 1) to a IAM user or role for the users of your EKS cluster

  3. Map the IAM user or role from step 2) to a Kubernetes user that has the RBAC permissions to view the Kubernetes resources. This needs to be done via the aws-auth configmap (used by aws-iam-authenticator) which is generated by the AWS provider. This mapping can be specified using in the AWSManagedControlPlane, for example:

kind: AWSManagedControlPlane
apiVersion: controlplane.cluster.x-k8s.io/v1alpha3
metadata:
  name: "capi-managed-test-control-plane"
spec:
  region: "eu-west-2"
  sshKeyName: "capi-management"
  version: "v1.18.0"
  iamAuthenticatorConfig:
    mapRoles:
    - username: "kubernetes-admin"
      rolearn: "arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/AdministratorAccess"
      groups:
      - "system:masters"

In the sample above the arn:aws:iam::1234567890:role/AdministratorAccess IAM role has the EKSViewNodesAndWorkloads policy attached (created in step 1.)