What Is Kubernetes RBAC?

Often, when organizations start their Kubernetes journey, they look up to implementing least privilege roles and proper authorization to secure their infrastructure. That’s where Kubernetes RBAC is implemented to secure Kubernetes resources such as sensitive data, including deployment details, persistent storage settings, and secrets. Kubernetes RBAC provides the ability to control who can access each API resource with what kind of access. You can use RBAC for both human (individual or group) and non-human users (service accounts) to define their types of access to various Kubernetes resources. 

For example, there are three different environments, Dev, Staging, and Production, which have to be given access to the team, such as developers, DevOps, SREs, App owners, and product managers.

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