KUBERNETES(1)(kubernetes) KUBERNETES(1)(kubernetes)
Eric Paris Jan 2015

kubectl config set-credentials - Set a user entry in kubeconfig

kubectl config set-credentials [OPTIONS]

Set a user entry in kubeconfig.

Specifying a name that already exists will merge new fields on top of existing values.

Client-certificate flags:
--client-certificate=certfile --client-key=keyfile

Bearer token flags:
--token=bearer_token

Basic auth flags:
--username=basic_user --password=basic_password

Bearer token and basic auth are mutually exclusive.

--auth-provider="" Auth provider for the user entry in kubeconfig

--auth-provider-arg=[] 'key=value' arguments for the auth provider

--embed-certs=false Embed client cert/key for the user entry in kubeconfig

--exec-api-version="" API version of the exec credential plugin for the user entry in kubeconfig

--exec-arg=[] New arguments for the exec credential plugin command for the user entry in kubeconfig

--exec-command="" Command for the exec credential plugin for the user entry in kubeconfig

--exec-env=[] 'key=value' environment values for the exec credential plugin

--as="" Username to impersonate for the operation. User could be a regular user or a service account in a namespace.

--as-group=[] Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.

--as-uid="" UID to impersonate for the operation.

--azure-container-registry-config="" Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.

--cache-dir="/build/.kube/cache" Default cache directory

--certificate-authority="" Path to a cert file for the certificate authority

--client-certificate="" Path to a client certificate file for TLS

--client-key="" Path to a client key file for TLS

--cluster="" The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

--context="" The name of the kubeconfig context to use

--insecure-skip-tls-verify=false If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure

--kubeconfig="" use a particular kubeconfig file

--match-server-version=false Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace="" If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request

--password="" Password for basic authentication to the API server

--profile="none" Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)

--profile-output="profile.pprof" Name of the file to write the profile to

--request-timeout="0" The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.

-s, --server="" The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

--tls-server-name="" Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used

--token="" Bearer token for authentication to the API server

--user="" The name of the kubeconfig user to use

--username="" Username for basic authentication to the API server

--version=false Print version information and quit

--warnings-as-errors=false Treat warnings received from the server as errors and exit with a non-zero exit code


# Set only the "client-key" field on the "cluster-admin"
# entry, without touching other values
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-key=~/.kube/admin.key

# Set basic auth for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --username=admin --password=uXFGweU9l35qcif

# Embed client certificate data in the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-certificate=~/.kube/admin.crt --embed-certs=true

# Enable the Google Compute Platform auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=gcp

# Enable the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry with additional args
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-id=foo --auth-provider-arg=client-secret=bar

# Remove the "client-secret" config value for the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-secret-

# Enable new exec auth plugin for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-command=/path/to/the/executable --exec-api-version=client.authentication.k8s.io/v1beta1

# Define new exec auth plugin args for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-arg=arg1 --exec-arg=arg2

# Create or update exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=key1=val1 --exec-env=key2=val2

# Remove exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
kubectl config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=var-to-remove-

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January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

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