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Enable Just In Time access to API server


ID: MS-M9006
MITRE mitigation: -

Employing Just In Time (JIT) elevated access to Kubernetes API server helps reduce the attack surface to the API server by compromised accounts by allowing access only at specific times, and through a governed escalation process. Enabling JIT access in Kubernetes is often done together with OpenID authentication which includes processes and tools to manage JIT access. One example of such OpenID authentication is Azure Active Directory authentication to Kubernetes clusters. The JIT approval is performed in the cloud control-plane level. Therefore, even if attackers have access to an account credentials, their access to the cluster is limited.

Techniques Addressed by Mitigation

ID Name Use
MS-TA9003 Kubeconfig file Enable JIT elevated access to API server to limit attack surface or impact.