Identity (also known as a workload identity) is one of the four Control Plane principal types (users, service accounts, groups, and identities).
A workload needing to consume cloud resources from one or more cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, and GCP) without storing credentials or needing to communicate to endpoints within a private network - must be assigned an identity.
An identity is a named object that allows an authorized administrator to define:
A workload can be assigned exactly one identity. An identity is only required when a workload needs to consume cloud resources without embedding credentials and/or when a workload needs to consume resources in a private network such as a VPC. If neither is required, a workload can operate without assigning it an identity.
Once configured, an identity assigned to a workload enables it to:
Identities are powerful Control Plane resources that can be granted any permission to your cloud environment. The ability to create identities should only be given to administrators by using a policy.
Refer to the Create an Identity guide for additional details.
|create||Create new identities|
|delete||Delete existing identities|
|edit||Modify existing identities||view|
|manage||Full access||create, delete, edit, manage, use, view|
|use||Refer to this identity from other entities (workload, etc)||view|
Displays the permissions granted to principals for the identity.
To view the CLI documentation for Identities, click here