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Version: 1.7

Kubernetes Capabilities

Kubewarden context aware policies requires access to resources from the Kubernetes cluster where they are running on. For that, the Kubewarden SDKs expose functions that use the waPC communication protocol to talk with the host system asking for data about the cluster.

waPC protocol contract

Under the hood, the SDKs rely on these functions exposed by the policy host environment:

  • list_resources_by_namespace : given a resource type and a namespace, list all the resources of that type that are defined inside of it. This cannot be used to list cluster-wide resources, like Namespace.
  • list_resources_all: given a resource type, list all the resources of that type that are defined inside the whole cluster. This can be used to list cluster-wide resources, like Namespace.
  • get_resource: find the exact resource identified by a the given resource type, given name and an optional namespace identifier.

This guest-host intercommunication is performed using the regular waPC host calling mechanism, and so any guest implementing the waPC intercommunication mechanism is able to request this information from the host.

waPC has the following function arguments when performing a call from the guest to the host:

  • Binding
  • Namespace
  • Operation
  • Payload

By contract, or convention, policies can retrieve the Kubernetes cluster information by calling the host in the following ways:

BindingNamespaceOperationInput payloadOutput payload (JSON format)
kubewardenkuberneteslist_resources_all
{
# API Group version. Use `v1` for the `core` group and `groupName/groupVersion` for all other groups
"api_version": string,
# Resource kind
"kind": string,
# Label selector to filter the resources
"label_selector": string,
# Field selector to filter the resources
"field_selector": string
}

Return a Kubernetes List, which is a collection of Kubernetes objects of the same type.

info

Use this API function to fetch cluster-wide resources (e.g. namespaces)

kubewardenkuberneteslist_resources_by_namespace
{
# API Group version. Use `v1` for the `core` group and `groupName/groupVersion` for all other groups
"api_version": string,
# Resource kind
"kind": string,
# Namespace where the requested resource lives in
"namespace": string,
# Label selector to filter the resources
"label_selector": string,
# Field selector to filter the resources
"field_selector": string
}

Return a Kubernetes List, which is a collection of Kubernetes objects of the same type.

caution

This API function returns an error when used to fetch cluster-wide resources (e.g. namespaces). Please use the list_resources_all when dealing with cluster-wide resources.

kubewardenkubernetesget_resource
{
# API Group version. Use `v1` for the `core` group and `groupName/groupVersion` for all other groups
"api_version": string,
# Singular PascalCase name of the resource
"kind": string,
# Namespace scoping the search
"namespace": string,
# The name of the resource
"name": string,
# Disable caching of results obtained from Kubernetes API Server
"disable_cache": bool
}
Result of GET /apis/$api_version/namespaces/$namespace/$kind/$name