User RBAC on Kubernetes Simplified

A useful tool to get you going using minikube on Windows

Kubernetes supports the concept of user accounts and service accounts. In a nutshell, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is used to protect and control access to the Kubernetes API. Here how the accounts are broken down:

  • user accounts are for humans (e.g. k8s admins) that need access to the Kubernetes API
  • service accounts are for applications (e.g. pods) that need access to the Kubernetes API