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Version: v3.6.x

Cloud and Vendor Specific Fixes

Running on private GKE Cluster nodes

By default, firewall rules restrict the cluster master communication to nodes only on ports 443 (HTTPS) and 10250 (kubelet). Although Gatekeeper exposes its service on port 443, GKE by default enables --enable-aggregator-routing option, which makes the master to bypass the service and communicate straight to the POD on port 8443.

Two ways of working around this:

  • create a new firewall rule from master to private nodes to open port 8443 (or any other custom port)
  • make the pod to run on privileged port 443 (need to run pod as root, or have NET_BIND_SERVICE capability)
    • update Gatekeeper deployment manifest spec:
      • add NET_BIND_SERVICE to securityContext.capabilities.add to allow binding on privileged ports as non-root
      • update port from 8443 to 443
      - args:
      - --port=443
      - containerPort: 443
      name: webhook-server
      protocol: TCP
      drop: ["all"]
      add: ["NET_BIND_SERVICE"]

Running on OpenShift 4.x

When running on OpenShift, the anyuid scc must be used to keep a restricted profile but being able to set the UserID.

In order to use it, the following section must be added to the gatekeeper-manager-role Role:

- apiGroups:
- anyuid
- securitycontextconstraints
- use

With this restricted profile, it won't be possible to set the runtime/default annotation. On the other hand, given the limited amount of privileges provided by the anyuid scc, the annotation can be removed.