OpenShift strategy

Access Kiali requiring OpenShift authentication.


The openshift authentication strategy is the preferred and default strategy when Kiali is deployed on an OpenShift cluster.

When using the openshift strategy, a user logging into Kiali will be redirected to the login page of the OpenShift console. Once the user provides his OpenShift credentials, he will be redireted back to Kiali and will be logged in if the user has enough privileges.

The openshift strategy supports namespace access control.

The openshift strategy is only supported for single cluster.


Since openshift is the default strategy when deploying Kiali in OpenShift, you shouldn’t need to configure anything. If you want to be verbose, use the following configuration in the Kiali CR:

    strategy: openshift

The Kiali operator will make sure to setup the needed OpenShift OAuth resources to register Kiali as a client for the most common use-cases. The openshift strategy does have a few configuration settings that most people will never need but are available in case you have a situation where the customization is needed. See the Kiali CR Reference page for the documentation on those settings.