Using Workload Identity to Handle Keys in Google Kubernetes Engine

Using Workload Identity to Handle Keys in Google Kubernetes Engine

Workload identity is a modern way to provision keys for pods running on Google Kubernetes Engine. It allows individual pods to use a service account with a suitable set of permissions, without manually managing Kubernetes secrets. In this article, we will describe Workload identity, compare it to other approaches, and finally show a real world example on how to configure a Kubernetes cluster with Workload identity enabled.