Add-on: Kontena Lens
Kontena Lens is a dashboard for Kontena Pharos.
- available in:
Dashboard- Overview of resources and status of your Kubernetes cluster
Embedded terminal- Kubectl and Helm access to your cluster from the dashboard.
Built-in user management- Authentication + users, groups and RBAC rules management.
- Ingress Controller
- Cert Manager
kontena-lens: enabled: true name: 'prod-pharos-cluster' # optional host: 'your-cluster-dns' # optional tls: email: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' # optional user_management: enabled: true # optional persistence: enabled: true # optional
name- Name of the cluster. Default
host- DNS address that is used for Dashboard access. Default
tls.email- Email address used while fetching Let's Encrypt certificate. If not defined, the default insecure TLS certificate will be used.
false. Is built-in user management enabled. Default
false. Is persistent volumes used to maintain state. If yes, cluster must provide default storage class. You can enable this, for example, by using kontena-storage add-on. Default:
Using Kontena Lens
When built-in user management is enabled, Pharos will generate admin credentials for the cluster and outputs it to command line output. You can use these credentials to sign in Kontena Lens. It's recommended to change admin password after the first login.
After signing in to Kontena Lens, admin user can create new users and groups on the User management section and give them access to the Kubernetes cluster by binding proper RBAC rules. Users can sign in to Kontena Lens and see only those resources they are allowed. They can also download Kubeconfig file and start operating with the cluster from local machines.
It's also option to sign in with Service Account's token or, if configured, with external authentication provider's token.
Pre-configured RBAC roles
Kontena Lens defines couple of handy RBAC roles that can be bound to users and groups:
developer- Read access to namespace resources
devops- Admin access to namespace resources
user-manager- Access to create and modify users and groups
Kontena Lens comes with embedded terminal giving users access to your cluster from everywhere. You can find terminal on the bottom of Kontena Lens dashboard and open it with single mouse click.
If persistent storage is configured in the cluster, terminal will mount user's home directory from peristent volumes and data and files won't be lost between terminal sessions.
Kubectl and Helm CLIs are integrated to the terminal making it super easy install new applications and modify resources and, basically, do anything that is possible with kubectl and Helm. Terminal includes also Git and Kontena Mortar binaries you can start using.
Configuring Custom Domain and SSL Certificate
By default Kontena Lens uses worker node's IP address for the domain where dashboard is accessible. However, it's possible to define custom
tls.email address for valid SSL certifcate in config options. Then Pharos will set correct Ingress rules and fetch LE certificate for Kontena Lens automatically.