This short tutorial will show how to configure a controller to accept user connections based on authentication performed by a remote online service.
The following topics will be covered:
- Controller creation
- Login controller access
- External user login
We’ll begin by adding credentials and then creating an AWS-based controller:
juju add-credential aws -f credentials.yaml
juju bootstrap --config identity-url=https://api.jujucharms.com/identity --config allow-model-access=true aws aws-sso
In the above the credentials file contains a single credential for the ‘aws’ cloud, allowing it to become the default credential in the subsequent
The key ‘identity-url’ gives the remote authentication service and the key ‘allow-model-access’ bypasses a local user check when a model connection is attempted by a user.
Login controller access
An external user is not granted controller access of ‘login’ out of the box. It needs to be done manually.
Assuming a username of ‘javierlarin72’, the syntax to use is the following:
juju grant javierlarin72@external login
Note the special use of the qualifier ‘@external’.
External user login
To have the external user log in to controller ‘aws-sso’, the following is done, presumably on a separate client system:
juju login -u javierlarin72@external -c aws-sso
You should be provided with a URL that will lead you to the identity service. This will allow you to authenticate the user.
Opening an authorization web page in your browser.
If it does not open, please open this URL:
Couldn't find a suitable web browser!
Set the BROWSER environment variable to your desired browser.
welcome, javierlarin72@external. You are now logged into "aws-sso".