Create and Manage Organizations
To keep Organizations and Ingresses in sync, GoodData Cloud Native (GoodData.CN) lets Kubernetes manage the Organizations. A custom Kubernetes operator called “Organization controller” is deployed as a part of the GoodData.CN Helm chart.
Create an Organization
To create an Organization, do the following:
- Generate a salted hash of the administrator password.
- Prepare a YAML definition of the Organization custom resource.
- Load the YAML definition to the Kubernetes cluster.
Generate a Salted Hash of the Administrator Password
The administrator password is the password of an Organization’s administrator. The administrator password is one of the properties that you will have to provide in the YAML definition of the Organization custom resource, which you will be preparing in Step 2 further in this article.
The administrator password is a part of the bootstrap token. Because the bootstrap token grants unlimited access to the Organization and the administrator password is an essential part of it, never provide the administrator password in the YAML definition in plain text. Instead, generate and use a salted hash of the administrator password.
Create a password that you will be using as the administrator password.
Generate a salted hash of the administrator password (
MySecretPasswordis used as an example password in the following code samples):
(Linux OS) Use the
mkpasswd -m sha256crypt MySecretPassword
mkpasswddoes not include the
-mswitch on Red Hat based distributions.
(OSX) Use one of the following options:
import crypt print(crypt.crypt("MySecretPassword", crypt.mksalt(crypt.METHOD_SHA256)))
mkpasswdin the Docker container based on some lightweight Linux distribution:
docker run --rm alpine:latest mkpasswd -m sha256 MySecretPassword
The resulted salted hash should looks similar to the following:
Prepare a YAML Definition of the Organization Custom Resource
Use the following template to create a YAML definition of the Organization custom resource:
apiVersion: controllers.gooddata.com/v1 kind: Organization metadata: # The namespace-unique name of the custom resource name: alpha-org spec: # The Organization ID id: alpha # The UI-friendly Organization name name: "Alpha, Corp." # The DNS name where the Organization will be accessible hostname: analytics.alpha.example.com # The name of the user group for the Organization administrator adminGroup: adminGroup # The name of the Organization administrator account adminUser: admin # The salted hash of the administrator password that you generated earlier at Step 1 adminUserToken: "$5$hP8MLrkpLGp$P4A.M73Jj5CRJym.yLKp62qBEDQhw.u.Orw7IHBpzuD" # An optional `tls` object that describes how the TLS certificate will be handled # For more information, see "TLS Configuration of an Organization" further in this article. # tls: # # (Required) The name of the Secret where the certificate and the key are stored # secretName: alpha-org-tls # # (Optional) The name of cert-manager's Issuer or ClusterIssuer, if certificates are # # automatically provisioned by cert-manager # issuerName: letsencrypt-prod # # (Optional) The resource that `issuerName` refers to; can be Issuer (default) # # or ClusterIssuer # issuerType: ClusterIssuer
You can find the full OpenAPIv3 specification in the Custom Resource Definition (CRD) in the GoodData.CN Helm chart.
Example: A sample YAML definition for deployment with TLS terminated on an Ingress controller and static certificate
apiVersion: anywhere.gooddata.com/v1 kind: Organization metadata: name: alpha-org spec: id: alpha name: "Alpha, Corp." hostname: analytics.alpha.example.com adminGroup: adminGroup adminUser: admin adminUserToken: "$5$hP8MLrkpLGp$P4A.M73Jj5CRJym.yLKp62qBEDQhw.u.Orw7IHBpzuD" tls: secretName: alpha-tls
Example: A sample YAML definition for deployment with TLS terminated on a Load Balancer
apiVersion: controllers.gooddata.com/v1 kind: Organization metadata: name: alpha-org spec: id: alpha name: "Alpha, Corp." hostname: analytics.alpha.example.com adminGroup: adminGroup adminUser: admin adminUserToken: "$5$hP8MLrkpLGp$P4A.M73Jj5CRJym.yLKp62qBEDQhw.u.Orw7IHBpzuD"
Example: A sample YAML definition for deployment with TLS terminated on an Ingress controller and certificates created by
cert-manager (using a cluster-wide issuer)
apiVersion: controllers.gooddata.com/v1 kind: Organization metadata: name: alpha-org spec: id: alpha name: "Alpha, Corp." hostname: analytics.alpha.example.com adminGroup: adminGroup adminUser: admin adminUserToken: "$5$hP8MLrkpLGp$P4A.M73Jj5CRJym.yLKp62qBEDQhw.u.Orw7IHBpzuD" tls: secretName: alpha-tls issuerName: letsencrypt-prod-issuer issuerType: ClusterIssuer
TLS Configuration of an Organization
Follow these rules when configuring the
spec.tls section of the YAML definition of the Organization custom resource:
If TLS is terminated on a Load Balancer, do not add the
spec.tlssection at all.
If TLS is passed to an Ingress controller, add the
spec.tls.secretNamesection and provide the name of the Kubernetes Secret where the Ingress will find the certificate and key in the
secretNamesection. For information about how to create a TLS Secret, see the Kubernetes user documentation.
Depending on how you want to manage your certificates, do one of the following:
If you want to manage the certificates yourself, make sure that the Secret specified in the
spec.tls.secretNamesection exists and contains a valid certificate and key before you start creating an Organization. You do not have to add any other sections.
If you want to delegate certificate management to
cert-manager, do the following:
- Add the
spec.tls.issuerNamesection and provide the name of the Issuer (or ClusterIssuer) in it.
- Add the
spec.tls.issuerTypesection and provide either
ClusterIssuerin it depending on what kind of the issuer you want to use.
For information about deployment options, issuers, and solvers, see the
- Add the
For more information about available options of the TLS configuration, see Kubernetes Deployment Considerations.
Load the YAML Definition to the Kubernetes Cluster
Use the the
kubectl -n gooddata-cn create -f your-org-definition.yaml
The Organization controller starts processing the request and performs the following tasks:
- Creates the Organization.
- Creates a user group (
adminGroup) and an administrator (
adminUser) for the Organization.
- Assigns the hash stored in the
adminUserTokensection of the YAML definition to
- Creates an OAuth2 client in the internal Identity Provider (Dex).
- Creates an Ingress resource according to the
tlssections of the YAML definition.
Once you have created the Organization, set up authentication.
Manage the Organizations
Organizations are Kubernetes resources, therefore you can use the standard tools for managing other Kubernetes resources to manage Organizations, for example:
kubectl get org
The output contains all Organizations and their respective hostnames:
NAME ID NAME HOSTNAME alpha-org alpha Alpha, Corp. analytics.alpha.example.com beta-org beta Beta, Inc. insights.beta.example.com
You can delete, describe, or edit an Organization similar to other Kubernetes resources. When editing an Organization, make changes only in the
Do not modify
statusor annotations that were created automatically.