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Pod Security Policies

Rook requires privileges to manage the storage in your cluster. If you have Pod Security Policies enabled please review this document. By default, Kubernetes clusters do not have PSPs enabled so you may be able to skip this document.

If you are configuring Ceph on OpenShift, the Ceph walkthrough will configure the PSPs as well when you start the operator with operator-openshift.yaml.

Creating the Rook operator requires privileges for setting up RBAC. To launch the operator you need to have created your user certificate that is bound to ClusterRole cluster-admin.

RBAC for PodSecurityPolicies

If you have activated the PodSecurityPolicy Admission Controller and thus are using PodSecurityPolicies, you will require additional (Cluster)RoleBindings for the different ServiceAccounts Rook uses to start the Rook Storage Pods.

Security policies will differ for different backends. See Ceph's Pod Security Policies set up in common.yaml for an example of how this is done in practice.

PodSecurityPolicy

You need at least one PodSecurityPolicy that allows privileged Pod execution. Here is an example which should be more permissive than is needed for any backend:

apiVersion: policy/v1beta1
kind: PodSecurityPolicy
metadata:
  name: privileged
spec:
  fsGroup:
    rule: RunAsAny
  privileged: true
  runAsUser:
    rule: RunAsAny
  seLinux:
    rule: RunAsAny
  supplementalGroups:
    rule: RunAsAny
  volumes:
    - '*'
  allowedCapabilities:
    - '*'
  hostPID: true
  # hostNetwork is required for using host networking
  hostNetwork: false

Hint

Allowing hostNetwork usage is required when using hostNetwork: true in a Cluster CustomResourceDefinition! You are then also required to allow the usage of hostPorts in the PodSecurityPolicy. The given port range will allow all ports:

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   hostPorts:
     # Ceph msgr2 port
     - min: 1
       max: 65535
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