Use service accounts to provide an identity for pods.
Use an existing
To reference a service account created outside of your deployment definition, use the following. Note that this does not create a new object, and will therefore not be included in the resulting manifest.
import * as kplus from 'cdk8s-plus-25'; const serviceAccount = kplus.ServiceAccount.fromServiceAccountName('aws-service');
Allowing access to secrets¶
To create a new service account, and give it access to some secrets, use the following:
import * as kplus from 'cdk8s-plus-25'; import * as k from 'cdk8s'; const app = new k.App(); const chart = new k.Chart(app, 'Chart'); const awsCreds = kplus.Secret.fromSecretName('aws-creds'); const awsService = new kplus.ServiceAccount(chart, 'AWS'); // give access to the aws creds secret. awsService.addSecret(awsCreds);