Token strategy

Access Kiali requiring a Kubernetes ServiceAccount token.


The token authentication strategy allows a user to login to Kiali using the token of a Kubernetes ServiceAccount. This is similar to the login view of Kubernetes Dashboard.

The token strategy supports namespace access control.


Since token is the default strategy when deploying Kiali in Kubernetes, you shouldn’t need to configure anything, unless your cluster is OpenShift. If you want to be verbose or if you need to enable the token strategy in OpenShift, use the following configuration in the Kiali CR:

    strategy: token

The token strategy doesn’t have any additional configuration other than the session expiration time.

Last modified February 10, 2023 : Rework RBAC documentation (#631) (42cb33c)