Secure your storage with a shared secret


Overview

Kubernetes provides a great authentication model for its users, but storage systems could be exposed to malicious requests. Portworx Security provides a method to requests, further providing deployers with a complete secured system.

The following reference architecture describes how to setup Portworx security to authenticate PVC requests from Kubernetes. This model leverages Kubernetes user authentication, which secures access to Namespaces, Secrets, and PersistentVolumes. With access already provided and secured by Kubernetes, this reference architecture provides a model to secure the communication between Kubernetes and Portworx. Securing Portworx also protects the storage system from unwanted access from outside Kubernetes.

Perform the steps in the following sections to set up PX-Security according to this reference architecture:

Prerequisites

  • You must be running Portworx version 2.1 or greater on Kubernetes
  • You must have the PX-Security feature enabled


Last edited: Friday, Mar 20, 2020