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EKS setup with AWS SSO integration

Kubernetes cluster & the integration with Single Sign-On (SSO) for secure access to the cluster's resources

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that makes it easy to deploy and operate Kubernetes clusters in the AWS cloud. One of the important aspects of a Kubernetes cluster is the integration of Single Sign-On (SSO) for secure access to the cluster's resources.


This project aims to demonstrate how quickly we can setup a quality integration for AWS EKS cluster with AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) integration. AWS SSO is a service that enables users to access multiple AWS accounts and applications using a single set of credentials. By integrating EKS with AWS SSO, users can easily manage and authenticate access to the EKS cluster and its associated resources. As part of this project we are pleased to deliver an EKS Setup with AWS SSO Integration for different user levels within the client organisation. This project was designed to provide a secure and streamlined solution for managing access to your EKS cluster on AWS.


Understanding EKS and AWS SSO:


Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed Kubernetes service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It simplifies the process of deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications using Kubernetes. EKS offers a highly available and secure architecture, taking care of the underlying infrastructure and allowing developers to focus on application development.

AWS SSO (Single Sign-On) is a cloud-based service that enables organizations to centrally manage user access and permissions to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. It provides a unified login experience, allowing users to authenticate once and access various resources seamlessly. AWS SSO supports integration with external identity providers (IdPs) such as Microsoft Active Directory, Okta, and Azure AD.


Project Scope:

  • Set up an EKS cluster on AWS

  • Integrate AWS SSO for user authentication and authorization

  • Integrate the EKS cluster with AWS SSO

  • Provide different levels of access to the EKS cluster for AWS SSO users

  • Configure and test user access to the EKS cluster

  • Set up OpenVPN access to the EKS cluster for remote users

  • Provide instructions on how to manage user access to the EKS cluster


Project Deliverables:

  • Terraform configuration files for provisioning the EKS cluster and AWS SSO integration

  • Configuration files for setting up the EKS cluster and integrating AWS SSO

  • Configuration files for setting up OpenVPN access for enabling SSO users access to the EKS cluster

  • A detailed document with instructions on how to use and manage the EKS cluster and AWS SSO integration

  • Detailed document with instructions on how to set up and manage user access to the EKS cluster


Prerequisites:

  • AWS account

  • Terraform installed

  • AWS CLI and kubectl installed

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and AWS

  • Familiarity with AWS SSO, OpenVPN integration into SSO


Benefits of the Project:

  • Secure User Access: By integrating AWS SSO, we were able to provide a secure and centralized solution for managing user authentication and authorization. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access to the EKS cluster and enhances security.

  • Role-based Access: By providing different levels of access to the EKS cluster for AWS SSO users, you can easily control which users have access to the cluster and what actions they are able to perform.

  • Remote Access: By setting up OpenVPN access to the EKS cluster, remote users can securely access the cluster from anywhere.

  • Improved User Management: By using AWS SSO for user authentication and authorization, you can easily manage and track user access to the EKS cluster, reducing the risk of security breaches and improving user management efficiency.


Through this project implementation, we help set up an EKS cluster on AWS with AWS SSO integration, and provide a solid foundation for managing and authenticating user access to EKS cluster and its associated resources. We are confident that the solution we have delivered will provide you with a secure and efficient platform for managing access to your EKS cluster on AWS. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.



Atsky's Competency in EKS Setup with AWS SSO Integration:


Atsky possesses extensive expertise in setting up EKS clusters and integrating them with AWS SSO to enhance security and access management capabilities. Here's a closer look at Atsky's competency in this subject:


  • Architecture Design and Implementation: Atsky's team of certified AWS professionals has deep knowledge of EKS and AWS SSO. They work closely with organizations to understand their specific requirements and design an architecture that aligns with best practices and security standards. Atsky ensures a smooth implementation of the EKS cluster and AWS SSO integration, tailored to the organization's needs.

  • Seamless User Authentication and Authorization: By integrating EKS with AWS SSO, Atsky enables organizations to leverage the power of SSO for authenticating and authorizing users. This eliminates the need for managing separate sets of credentials for different resources, simplifying user access management. Atsky configures role-based access control (RBAC) policies to ensure granular permissions for users, groups, and roles within the EKS cluster.

  • Centralized Access Control: With AWS SSO, Atsky helps organizations establish a centralized access control mechanism for their EKS clusters. Administrators can define fine-grained access policies using AWS SSO, ensuring that users have the appropriate level of permissions to access and interact with the cluster's resources. Atsky's experts assist in creating and managing user groups, mapping roles, and maintaining access policies efficiently.

  • Enhanced Security: Atsky prioritizes security in every aspect of the EKS setup with AWS SSO integration. By leveraging AWS SSO's advanced security features like multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on with federation, Atsky helps organizations strengthen their overall security posture. The integration also provides visibility into user activity and enables the enforcement of strong password policies, further safeguarding the EKS cluster.

  • Ongoing Maintenance and Support: Atsky goes beyond initial setup and integration to provide comprehensive ongoing maintenance and support services. This includes managing upgrades, monitoring the EKS cluster's health, addressing security vulnerabilities, and ensuring seamless operation. Atsky's dedicated support team is available round the clock to assist organizations in resolving any issues or concerns related to the EKS cluster and AWS SSO integration.


As organizations increasingly adopt Kubernetes and seek secure access management solutions, Atsky's competency in setting up EKS clusters with AWS SSO integration stands out. By leveraging Atsky's expertise, businesses can ensure streamlined access to Kubernetes cluster resources while maintaining robust security measures. Atsky's end-to-end services, encompassing architecture design, implementation, ongoing support, and maintenance, make them a reliable partner for organizations looking to harness the power of EKS and AWS SSO for their cloud-native applications.


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Power in Numbers

Deployment Time

150x frequency increment

Change Failure Rate

<15%

Recovery Time

< 2 hour

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Lead Time

< 2 days

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Release Cadence

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