RBAC in Tanzu Mission Control

In this blog, I will be talking about different roles available in Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) and how you can ensure that you have proper RBAC applied for a cluster either attached or created using TMC.

At a high level, Following roles are available in TMC. Table also describes what role can be applied at which level. e.g. .admin role can be applied at a organisation, cluster group, cluster, workspace and namespace level.

Now, I will talk about above roles in detail for different objects.

Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) Simplified

Role Name Activity Can be Performed
organization.edit create a cluster group
Delete a cluster group
Create a Workspace
Delete a Workspace
organization.admin Deregister a TKG Cluster from TMC
Enable Observability for your orgnization
Disable Observability for your orgnization
Enable Service Mesh for your orgnization
Disable Service Mesh for your orgnization
Create target location for data protection
Delete target location for data protection
Generate an audit report
Download an audit report
Delete an audit report
Cancel an audit report
View the complete set of individual permission primitives that are available to be included in custom roles
Create a custome role
Edit a custom role
Delete a custom role
organization.credential.view see and use a cloud provider account connection for creating a cluster
Use a proxy configuration
organization.credential.admin Create a cloud provider account connection
Create a data protection credential
Create a Tanzu Observability credential
Remove a cloud provider account connection
Remove a data protection credential
Remove a Tanzu Observability credential
Create a proxy configuration
Remove a proxy configuration
View, edit and delete access policy for a credential
clustergroup.edit Provision a cluster
Attach a cluster
Re-attach a cluster
Detach a cluster
View the cluster in a cluster group
clustergroup.admin Move a cluster between cluster group
managementcluster.admin Register TKG Management cluster
Remove workload cluster from TKG Management cluster
Bring workload cluster under TKG Management cluster
cluster.admin Detach a cluster
Attach a namespace
Modify rolebinding in the cluster
Upgrade a cluster
Delete a provisioned cluster
Add a cluster to Tanzu Observability
Edit a TO API token
Remove cluster from Tanzu Observability
Enable data protection
Disable data protection
Perform a cluster backup
View the content of the backup
Restore a backup
cluster.edit Define a node pool
Edit a node pool
Delete a node pool
Create a managed namespace
Run a cluster inspection
View the inspection for a cluster
Stop a running cluster inspection
organization.policytemplate.edit Create a policy template
Delete a policy template

Following table describes what can be done if you are associated with .admin role for an object


.admin Role What can be done
You must be associated with the .admin role for that object create an image registry policy for an object
edit the image registry policy for an object
delete the image registry policy for an object
create a network policy for an object
edit the network policy for an object
delete the network policy for an object
create a quota policy for an object
edit the quota policy for an object
delete the quota policy for an object
create a security policy for an object
edit the security policy for an object
delete the security policy for an object
add a custom policy
edit the custom policy
delete a custom policy

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