This section guides a DKP user in creating IAM Policies and Instance Profiles that determines type of access to the cluster. The IAM Role is used by the cluster’s control plane and worker nodes using the provided AWS CloudFormation Stack specific to EKS. This CloudFormation Stack has code for an additional role for EKS not needed in other AWS environments.

Prerequisites:

EKS IAM Artifacts

Policies

  • controllers-eks.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io - enumerates the Actions required by the workload cluster to create and modify EKS clusters in the user's AWS Account. It is attached to the existing control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io role

  • eks-nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io - enumerates the Actions required by the EKS workload cluster’s worker machines. It Is attached to the existing nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io

Roles

  • eks-controlplane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io - is the Role associated with EKS cluster control planes

NOTE: control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io and nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io roles were created by Cluster IAM Policies and Roles in AWS.

Below is a CloudFormation stack that includes IAM policies and roles required to setup EKS Clusters:

AWSTemplateFormatVersion: 2010-09-09
Parameters:
  existingControlPlaneRole:
    Type: CommaDelimitedList
    Description: 'Names of existing Control Plane Role you want to add to the newly created EKS Managed Policy for AWS cluster API controllers'
    Default: control-plane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io
  existingNodeRole:
    Type: CommaDelimitedList
    Description: 'ARN of the Nodes Managed Policy to add to the role for nodes'
    Default: nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io
Resources:
  AWSIAMManagedPolicyControllersEKS:
    Properties:
      Description: For the Kubernetes Cluster API Provider AWS Controllers
      ManagedPolicyName: controllers-eks.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io
      PolicyDocument:
        Statement:
          - Action:
              - 'ssm:GetParameter'
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - 'arn:*:ssm:*:*:parameter/aws/service/eks/optimized-ami/*'
          - Action:
              - 'iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole'
            Condition:
              StringLike:
                'iam:AWSServiceName': eks.amazonaws.com
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - >-
                arn:*:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/eks.amazonaws.com/AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKS
          - Action:
              - 'iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole'
            Condition:
              StringLike:
                'iam:AWSServiceName': eks-nodegroup.amazonaws.com
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - >-
                arn:*:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/eks-nodegroup.amazonaws.com/AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKSNodegroup
          - Action:
              - 'iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole'
            Condition:
              StringLike:
                'iam:AWSServiceName': eks-fargate.amazonaws.com
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - >-
                arn:aws:iam::*:role/aws-service-role/eks-fargate-pods.amazonaws.com/AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKSForFargate
          - Action:
              - 'iam:GetRole'
              - 'iam:ListAttachedRolePolicies'
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - 'arn:*:iam::*:role/*'
          - Action:
              - 'iam:GetPolicy'
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - 'arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSClusterPolicy'
          - Action:
              - 'eks:DescribeCluster'
              - 'eks:ListClusters'
              - 'eks:CreateCluster'
              - 'eks:TagResource'
              - 'eks:UpdateClusterVersion'
              - 'eks:DeleteCluster'
              - 'eks:UpdateClusterConfig'
              - 'eks:UntagResource'
              - 'eks:UpdateNodegroupVersion'
              - 'eks:DescribeNodegroup'
              - 'eks:DeleteNodegroup'
              - 'eks:UpdateNodegroupConfig'
              - 'eks:CreateNodegroup'
              - 'eks:AssociateEncryptionConfig'
              - 'eks:ListIdentityProviderConfigs'
              - 'eks:AssociateIdentityProviderConfig'
              - 'eks:DescribeIdentityProviderConfig'
              - 'eks:DisassociateIdentityProviderConfig'
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - 'arn:*:eks:*:*:cluster/*'
              - 'arn:*:eks:*:*:nodegroup/*/*/*'
          - Action:
              - 'ec2:AssociateVpcCidrBlock'
              - 'ec2:DisassociateVpcCidrBlock'
              - 'eks:ListAddons'
              - 'eks:CreateAddon'
              - 'eks:DescribeAddonVersions'
              - 'eks:DescribeAddon'
              - 'eks:DeleteAddon'
              - 'eks:UpdateAddon'
              - 'eks:TagResource'
              - 'eks:DescribeFargateProfile'
              - 'eks:CreateFargateProfile'
              - 'eks:DeleteFargateProfile'
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - '*'
          - Action:
              - 'iam:PassRole'
            Condition:
              StringEquals:
                'iam:PassedToService': eks.amazonaws.com
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - '*'
          - Action:
              - 'kms:CreateGrant'
              - 'kms:DescribeKey'
            Condition:
              'ForAnyValue:StringLike':
                'kms:ResourceAliases': alias/cluster-api-provider-aws-*
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - '*'
        Version: 2012-10-17
      Roles: !Ref existingControlPlaneRole
    Type: 'AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy'
  AWSIAMManagedEKSNodesPolicy:
    Properties:
      Description: Additional Policies to nodes role to work for EKS
      ManagedPolicyName: eks-nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io
      PolicyDocument:
        Statement:
          - Action:
              - "ec2:AssignPrivateIpAddresses"
              - "ec2:AttachNetworkInterface"
              - "ec2:CreateNetworkInterface"
              - "ec2:DeleteNetworkInterface"
              - "ec2:DescribeInstances"
              - "ec2:DescribeTags"
              - "ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaces"
              - "ec2:DescribeInstanceTypes"
              - "ec2:DetachNetworkInterface"
              - "ec2:ModifyNetworkInterfaceAttribute"
              - "ec2:UnassignPrivateIpAddresses"
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - '*'
          - Action:
              - "ec2:DescribeInstances"
              - "ec2:DescribeInstanceTypes"
              - "ec2:DescribeRouteTables"
              - "ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups"
              - "ec2:DescribeSubnets"
              - "ec2:DescribeVolumes"
              - "ec2:DescribeVolumesModifications"
              - "ec2:DescribeVpcs"
              - "eks:DescribeCluster"
            Effect: Allow
            Resource:
              - '*'
        Version: 2012-10-17
      Roles: !Ref existingNodeRole
    Type: 'AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy'
  AWSIAMRoleEKSControlPlane:
    Properties:
      AssumeRolePolicyDocument:
        Statement:
          - Action:
              - 'sts:AssumeRole'
            Effect: Allow
            Principal:
              Service:
                - eks.amazonaws.com
        Version: 2012-10-17
      ManagedPolicyArns:
        - 'arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSClusterPolicy'
      RoleName: eks-controlplane.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io
    Type: 'AWS::IAM::Role'
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To create the resources in the cloudformation stack copy the contents above into a file and run the following command after replacing MYFILENAME.yaml and MYSTACKNAME with the intended values:

 aws cloudformation create-stack --template-body=file://MYFILENAME.yaml --stack-name=MYSTACKNAME --capabilities  CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM
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Add EKS CSI Policy

AWS CloudFormation does not support attaching an existing IAM Policy to an existing IAM Role. Add the necessary IAM policy to your worker instance profile using the aws CLI:

aws iam attach-role-policy --role-name nodes.cluster-api-provider-aws.sigs.k8s.io --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/service-role/AmazonEBSCSIDriverPolicy
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