Introduction to Kubernetes RBAC

Cloud Native DC

Apr 10, 2020, 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Virtual event

About this event

[This is a Friday late afternoon happy hour meetup, so grab a beer and let's start the weekend together!]

Incredibly powerful and flexible, Kubernetes role-based access control (RBAC) is an essential tool to effectively manage production clusters. Yet many Ops and DevOps engineers are still facing barriers to efficiently use it at scale. These include a steep learning curve, YAML-based configuration, lack of standardized best practices, and the general complexity of this functionality at large -- it truly can be somewhat overwhelming.

During this meetup Oleg, CTO at Kublr, will discuss Kubernetes RBAC concepts and objects. He'll explore different use cases ranging from simple permission management for in-cluster application accounts to integrations with external identity providers for SSO and enterprise user access management.

Leveraging the Kublr Platform, Oleg will demonstrate how it simplifies the management of access and RBAC rules in a cloud native environment while staying vendor-independent and compatible with any Kubernetes distribution.


We all love meetups. They offer us the opportunity to network with peers while learning. Although it's more difficult virtually, it's not impossible. Our goal is to make these as close to in-person meetups as possible.

What to expect?
* Small group of attendees (if too many people sign up, we'll break it down into smaller groups)
* Quick intro round of all attendees (preferably with camera and beverage in hand)
* Presentation where questions are encouraged. Yes, you may interrupt! Politely, of course.
* Open discussion

This is an experiment for us as well. If you have ideas, feel free to share in our meetup-dc channel on the Kubernetes Slack space. After all, we are all trying to figure out how to translate everyday activities into our new digital reality.


  • Faheem Memon

    Freewheel / Comcast

    Principal Engineer

  • Matthew Cascio

    American Red Cross

    Governance & Strategy | CNCF Ambassador