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Kubernetes and Docker - An Enterprise Guide

By : Scott Surovich, Marc Boorshtein
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Kubernetes and Docker - An Enterprise Guide

By: Scott Surovich, Marc Boorshtein

Overview of this book

Containerization has changed the DevOps game completely, with Docker and Kubernetes playing important roles in altering the flow of app creation and deployment. This book will help you acquire the knowledge and tools required to integrate Kubernetes clusters in an enterprise environment. The book begins by introducing you to Docker and Kubernetes fundamentals, including a review of basic Kubernetes objects. You’ll then get to grips with containerization and understand its core functionalities, including how to create ephemeral multinode clusters using kind. As you make progress, you’ll learn about cluster architecture, Kubernetes cluster deployment, and cluster management, and get started with application deployment. Moving on, you’ll find out how to integrate your container to a cloud platform and integrate tools including MetalLB, externalDNS, OpenID connect (OIDC), pod security policies (PSPs), Open Policy Agent (OPA), Falco, and Velero. Finally, you will discover how to deploy an entire platform to the cloud using continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will have learned how to create development clusters for testing applications and Kubernetes components, and be able to secure and audit a cluster by implementing various open-source solutions including OpenUnison, OPA, Falco, Kibana, and Velero.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Docker and Container Fundamentals
Section 2: Creating Kubernetes Development Clusters, Understanding objects, and Exposing Services
Section 3: Running Kubernetes in the Enterprise

Chapter 9: Deploying a Secured Kubernetes Dashboard

Kubernetes clusters are made up of more than the API server and the kubelet. Clusters are generally made up of additional applications that need to be secured, such as container registries, source control systems, pipeline services, GitOps applications, and monitoring systems. The users of your cluster will often need to interact with these applications directly.

While many clusters are focused on authenticating access to user-facing applications and services, cluster solutions are not given the same first-class status. Users often are asked to use kubectl's port-forward or proxy capability to access these systems. This method of access is an anti-pattern from a security and user experience standpoint. The first exposure users and administrators will have to this anti-pattern is the Kubernetes Dashboard. This chapter will detail why this method of access is an anti-pattern and how to properly access the Dashboard. We&apos...