PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v0.8 version and not to the latest release v0.9

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RBAC Security

Cluster Role

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.

One simple way to achieve it is to assign your certificate with the system:masters group:

-subj "/CN=admin/O=system:masters"

system:masters is a special group that is bound to cluster-admin ClusterRole, but it can’t be easily revoked so be careful with taking that route in a production setting. Binding individual certificate to ClusterRole cluster-admin is revocable by deleting the ClusterRoleBinding.

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.

Note: You do not have to perform these steps if you do not have the PodSecurityPolicy Admission Controller activated!

PodSecurityPolicy

You need one PodSecurityPolicy that allows privileged Pod execution. Here is an example:

apiVersion: extensions/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
  hostIPC: true
  hostNetwork: false

Hint: Allowing hostNetwork usage is required when using hostNetwork: true in the Cluster CustomResourceDefinition! You are then also required to allow the usage of hostPorts in the PodSecurityPolicy. The given port range is a minimal working recommendation for a Rook Ceph cluster:

   hostPorts:
     # Ceph ports
     - min: 6789
       max: 7300
     # Ceph MGR Prometheus Metrics
     - min: 9283
       max: 9283
ClusterRole and ClusterRoleBinding

Next up you require a ClusterRole and a corresponding ClusterRoleBinding, which enables the Rook Agent ServiceAccount to run the rook-ceph-agent Pods on all nodes with privileged rights. Here are the definitions:

# privilegedPSP grants access to use the privileged PSP.
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
kind: ClusterRole
metadata:
  name: privileged-psp-user
rules:
- apiGroups:
  - extensions
  resources:
  - podsecuritypolicies
  resourceNames:
  - privileged
  verbs:
  - use

and

apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
metadata:
  name: rook-ceph-system
---
# Allow the rook-ceph-system serviceAccount to use the privileged PSP
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
kind: ClusterRoleBinding
metadata:
  name: rook-ceph-system-psp
roleRef:
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: privileged-psp-user
subjects:
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: rook-ceph-system
  namespace: rook-ceph-system

Save these definitions to one or multiple yaml files and create them by executing kubectl apply -f <nameOfYourFile>.yaml

You will also require two more RoleBindings for each Rook Cluster you deploy: Create these two RoleBindings in the Namespace you plan to deploy your Rook Cluster into (default is “rook” namespace):

apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
metadata:
  name: rook-ceph
---
# Allow the default serviceAccount to use the priviliged PSP
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
kind: RoleBinding
metadata:
  name: rook-default-psp
  namespace: rook-ceph
roleRef:
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: privileged-psp-user
subjects:
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: default
  namespace: rook-ceph
---
# Allow the rook-ceph-osd serviceAccount to use the privileged PSP
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
kind: RoleBinding
metadata:
  name: rook-ceph-osd-psp
  namespace: rook-ceph
roleRef:
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: privileged-psp-user
subjects:
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: rook-ceph-cluster
  namespace: rook-ceph