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OPA Default Constraint

Default Constraints

Default Constraints allow admins to conveniently apply policies to all OPA enabled clusters This would allow admins an easier way to make sure all user clusters are following some policies (for example security), instead of the current way in which Constraints need to be created for each cluster separately. Kubermatic operator/admin creates a Constraint in the admin panel, it gets propagated to seed clusters and user clusters with OPA-integration

Create Default Constraint

In the Admin view navigate to the OPA menu and then to Default Constraints.

Default Constraints

To add a new default constraint click on the +Add Default Constraint icon on the right. A new dialog will appear, where you can specify the name, the constraint template and the spec:

Create Default Constraint

constraintType: K8sPSPAllowPrivilegeEscalationContainer
    - kinds:
        - Pod
        - ''
  labelSelector: {}
  namespaceSelector: {}
  labelSelector: {}

Created Default Constraint

The Default Constraint created will also show up in the applied cluster view with Admin Constraint label

Created Default Constraint on the Cluster

Edit Default Constraint

Editing Default Constraint will sync the changes to all the respective constraints on the user clusters.

To edit the constraint click on edit button on the right that appears when hovering over one of the rows.

Edit Default Constraint

In the appearing dialog you can now edit the Default Constraint.

Edit Constraint Dialog

Filtering Clusters on Default Constraints

This is an EE feature.

Filter Clusters feature enables Admin to filter User Clusters where Default Constraint is applied using with Cloud Provider and Label Selector filters.

In case of no filtering applied Default Constraints are synced to all User Clusters which can be verified by the Applies To field as shown here:

Default Constraint Applies To

for example, Admin wants to apply a policy only on clusters with the provider as aws and label selector as filtered:true To enable this add the following selectors in the constraint spec for the above use case.

    - aws
      filtered: 'true'

Default Constraint Filters

Constraints then can only be seen in the clusters which satisfy the filters. for example, for the above use case Default Constraints will be applied to Cluster blissful-stallman with Provider aws and filter filtered: 'true' and not on the Cluster zen-knuth with Provider gcp


Filtered Cluster with Default Constraint

Disable Default Constraints

In Admin View to disable Default Constraints, click on the green button under On/Off

Disable Default Constraint

Kubermatic adds a label disabled: true to the Disabled Constraint

Disabled Default Constraint

Disabled Constraint in the Applied cluster View disabled-default-constraint-cluster-view.png

Disabled Default Constraint

Enable the constraint by clicking the same button

Enable Default Constraint

Delete Default Constraint

Deleting Default Constraint causes all related Constraints on the user clusters to be deleted as well.

To delete the constraint click on delete button on the right that appears when hovering over one of the rows.

Delete Default Constraint