Ensure the --token-auth-file argument is not Set

Error: The --token-auth-file argument is Set

Bridgecrew Policy ID: BC_K8S_48
Checkov Check ID: CKV_K8S_70
Severity: LOW

The --token-auth-file argument is Set

Description

Do not use token based authentication. The token-based authentication utilizes static tokens to authenticate requests to the apiserver. The tokens are stored in clear-text in a file on the apiserver, and cannot be revoked or rotated without restarting the apiserver. Hence, do not use static token-based authentication.

Fix - Buildtime

Kubernetes

  • Kind Pod
apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
metadata:
  creationTimestamp: null
  labels:
    component: kube-apiserver
    tier: control-plane
  name: kube-apiserver
  namespace: kube-system
spec:
  containers:
  - command:
    - kube-apiserver
    image: gcr.io/google_containers/kube-apiserver-amd64:v1.6.0
    livenessProbe:
      failureThreshold: 8
      httpGet:
        host: 127.0.0.1
        path: /healthz
        port: 6443
        scheme: HTTPS
      initialDelaySeconds: 15
      timeoutSeconds: 15
    name: kube-apiserver
    resources:
      requests:
        cpu: 250m
    volumeMounts:
    - mountPath: /etc/kubernetes/
      name: k8s
      readOnly: true
    - mountPath: /etc/ssl/certs
      name: certs
    - mountPath: /etc/pki
      name: pki
  hostNetwork: true
  volumes:
  - hostPath:
      path: /etc/kubernetes
    name: k8s
  - hostPath:
      path: /etc/ssl/certs
    name: certs
  - hostPath:
      path: /etc/pki
    name: pki

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