1.1.8 Ensure that the etcd pod specification file ownership is set to root:root

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Ensure that the /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml file ownership is set to root:root.


The etcd pod specification file /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml controls various parameters that set the behavior of the etcd service in the master node. etcd is a highly-available key-value store which Kubernetes uses for persistent storage of all of its REST API object. You should set its file ownership to maintain the integrity of the file. The file should be owned by root:root.



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No remediation required; file permissions are managed by the operator.

Default Value:

By default, in OpenShift 4, /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd-member.yaml file ownership is set to root:root.

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