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Just in Time Access to Amazon EKS

Just in Time Access to

Amazon EKS

Enhance cloud security with just in time access to Amazon EKS. Minimize operational risks and streamline Kubernetes container management.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs and access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just-In-Time (JIT) access is a cybersecurity strategy that aims to minimize the potential harm caused by cyber threats. It grants temporary access to resources or data only when a user needs to use them and revokes access as soon as the required tasks are completed. This reduces the attack surface by limiting the chances for hackers to gain unauthorized access to valuable assets.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

Amazon EKS

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access Control: With just in time access, user privileges in Amazon EKS only exist when necessary, effectively enforcing the principle of least privilege. This strategy significantly reduces the potential attack surface, minimizing unauthorized access to sensitive resources.

2. Reduction in Insider Threats and Human Errors: Just in time privilege escalation ensures that EKS users have the minimum permissions necessary for their work, thereby decreasing the potential for accidental misuse or intentional internal threats. It can also help prevent issues caused by misconfigurations, a common source of security vulnerabilities.

3. Improvement in Operational Efficiency: Adopting just in time access models in Amazon EKS helps streamline operational efficiency by reducing the administrative overhead of granting and revoking access rights. By automating the process of temporarily escalating privileges, it saves time and effort for the operations team, allowing them to focus on other critical tasks.

4. Simplified Audit and Compliance: With just in time access and privilege escalation, tracking who did what and when becomes straightforward, facilitating robust audit trails. Moreover, having controlled access mechanisms often simplifies the compliance process, ensuring adherence to industry regulations, security standards, and best practices.

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Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

Amazon EKS

1. Development and Testing: Just-in-time access for Amazon EKS can be handy when developers want temporary access to the environment for deploying, testing, or debugging applications.

2. Security: It can be used to provide short-term access to security teams for performing vulnerability assessments or penetration testing, ensuring no long-term security risks arise from granting continuous access.

3. Disaster Recovery: Just-in-time access for Amazon EKS can provide temporary access to teams involved in disaster recovery operations who need to access the infrastructure to restore services quickly.

How to Implement Just in Time Access to

Amazon EKS

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by pinpointing who needs access to Amazon EKS, the resources they'll require, and why. Document all pre-existing access rights and see if they can be condensed or nullified. Using an entitlement discovery tool for better visibility might be beneficial.
  • Creating Policies
    Formulate concise policies for the granting and revocation of access. Include specifications about who is eligible to request access, under what conditions, and for how long. For those in higher-level roles, it's essential to determine a fixed time frame.
  • Reliable Identification Source
    Synchronize your JIT system with an Identity Provider (either Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin). This can help in escalating individual identities over shared accounts which can streamline authorization controls and improve audit accuracy.

2. Execution.

  • Self-Service Access Requests
    Users can request access through the system itself rather than through individuals. Improve adoption rates by integrating your system with IM platforms like Slack or MS Teams. Ensure requests detail the user, the required service/resource/role, duration, and the reason they require access.
  • Approval Process
    JIT access enables organizations to delegate approvals to those with better business context such as resource owners and business unit managers. Utilize messaging platforms for prompt responses, providing approvers with all necessary information.
  • Conditional Approval Workflows
    Embed your pre-set policies into workflows. These can dictate access permissions, effectively assigning if-then conditions.
  • System Integrations
    It would be advantageous to integrate JITA with other IT and security systems to maximize flexibility. Link with data classification systems, on-call schedule software, training systems etc.
  • Understanding Automated Provisioning and Deprovisioning
    Master Amazon EKS in providing automatic fine-grained access and revocation within the service. Ideally, all permissions would be managed in one platform, eliminating the need to create a different environment for each application.
  • Access Methods
    For Amazon EKS JIT Access, APIs are the best options due to their flexibility and real-time capabilities. However, a combination of SAML, SCIM and APIs may be necessary for precise access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular Audits
    Regularly review access logs to ensure JIT access is operating as needed.
  • User Training
    Educate users, particularly those with privileged access, about the importance of least privilege, JIT Access and the vernacular associated with these systems.
  • Feedback Loop
    Consistently review your JIT access protocols. Collect feedback from users and IT staff to identify areas of improvement. This structured approach ensures an efficient implementation of a robust Just-in-Time Access system for Amazon EKS.

Temporary JIT Access to

Amazon EKS

with Entitle

Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

Amazon EKS

Entitle has an IdP integration with

Amazon EKS

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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage temporary access to

Amazon EKS

with Entitle

1. Gain immediate visibility into all assets, roles, and access rights within your Amazon EKS infrastructure.

2. Leverage our comprehensive understanding of the modern tech stack to manage granular permissions within Amazon EKS.

3. Use Bundles to combine resources from Amazon EKS and various applications into one streamlined access request.

4. Enjoy swift installation and rollout, typically completed in a few days, with little impact on your day-to-day operations.

5. Benefit from native integration with countless popular cloud services and applications, offering seamless interoperability.

6. Achieve flexible customization with easy integration to on-call schedules, ticketing systems, HRIS and more for swift access, while automating user access governance and regulatory compliance tasks.

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Amazon EKS

What is

Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) is a managed service offered by Amazon Web Services that ensures customers can run their Kubernetes applications on AWS without the need to install and manage their own Kubernetes clusters. It provides a highly reliable and scalable way to run containerized applications and services. EKS integrates with other AWS services to provide security, scalability, and reliability for your applications.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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