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K8s "api-user" Requirement for Auto Instrumentation

Mohit.Gupta
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Hi Folks,

 

Need help to understand the requirement of "api-user" (Controller local User) with administrative rights for auto instrumentation using cluster agent on EKS. We have installed the cluster agent successfully into our EKS cluster and it is reporting data properly, now we are planning to achieve auto instrumentation of all the containers/pods running. While going through the documentation I found that there is a requirement to create a local user with an administrator role.

 

I don't want to provide a local user with admin rights to the application team due to security concerns, Kindly suggest what else we can do here.

 

Also, why AppDynamics is not using "API Client" token-based authentication instead of the user?

 

Reference documentation: https://docs.appdynamics.com/21.4/en/infrastructure-visibility/monitor-kubernetes-with-the-cluster-a...

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