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Configure Audit Logging in Kubernetes

Audit logging is essential to any Kubernetes security strategy. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills with Kubernetes audit logging by configuring audit logging for a cluster.

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Clock icon Jun 04, 2021

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  1. Challenge

    Implement Audit Policy Rules

    Add the following rules to the audit policy.

    Note: You can find an audit policy file located at /etc/kubernetes/audit-policy.yaml.

    • Log request and response bodies for all changes to namespaces.
    • Log request bodies (but not response bodies) for changes to Pods and Services in the web namespace.
    • Log metadata for all changes to Secrets.
    • Create a catch-all rule to log metadata for all other requests.
  2. Challenge

    Configure Audit Logging

    Configure audit logging in the following way:

    Note: kube-apiserver is already configured to mount both the audit policy file and the log output file.

    • Use the audit policy file located at /etc/kubernetes/audit-policy.yaml.
    • Output logs to the file located at /var/log/kubernetes/k8s-audit.log.
    • Keep old log files for a maximum of 60 days.
    • Keep a maximum of 1 old log file.

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