1.2.31 Ensure that the --client-ca-file argument is set as appropriate

Information

Setup TLS connection on the API server.

Rationale:

API server communication contains sensitive parameters that should remain encrypted in transit. Configure the API server to serve only HTTPS traffic. If --client-ca-file argument is set, any request presenting a client certificate signed by one of the authorities in the client-ca-file is authenticated with an identity corresponding to the CommonName of the client certificate.

Impact:

TLS and client certificate authentication must be configured for your Kubernetes cluster deployment.

Solution

Follow the Kubernetes documentation and set up the TLS connection on the apiserver. Then, edit the API server pod specification file /etc/kubernetes/manifests/kube-apiserver.yaml on the master node and set the client certificate authority file.

--client-ca-file=<path/to/client-ca-file>

Default Value:

By default, --client-ca-file argument is not set.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2968

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-8, CSCv6|14.2, CSCv7|14.4

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: eb8d9482effb5af2af23f4886e46628731ea3d1e4e17ac94f1bb246c65295610