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Code Changes for Updates📜

Cluster-auditor is a modified version of the upstream chart for opa-scorecard. You can use kpt to update automatically from the upstream. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the opa-scorecard upstream and find the latest chart version that works with the image update. For example, if updating to 0.0.7, search through the chart version git tags in the upstream until you find the most recent one that matches 0.0.7. For this example that would be exporter-go/v0.0.7.

  2. From the top level of the repo run kpt pkg update chart/dashboards/kube-prometheus-stack@{GIT TAG} --strategy alpha-git-patch replacing {GIT TAG} with the tag you found in step one. You may run into some merge conflicts, resolve these in the way that makes the most sense. In general, if something is a BB addition you will want to keep it, otherwise go with the upstream change.

  3. Increment the -bb.# to the version in chart/Chart.yaml. The -bb-.# should be incremented for patch updates. Whenever a major or minor version of the upstream occurs, increase the version and reset to -bb.0

  4. Update adding an entry for the new version and noting all changes (at minimum should include Updated cluster-auditor to x.x.x).

  5. Generate the updates by following the guide in gluon.

  6. Open an MR in “Draft” status and validate that CI passes. This will perform a number of smoke tests against the package, but it is good to manually deploy to test some things that CI doesn’t. Follow the steps below for manual testing.

  7. Once all manual testing is complete take your MR out of “Draft” status and add the review label.

Manual Testing for Updates📜

You can use this override yaml file to deploy cluster-auditor to your Big Bang cluster for testing (remember to change branch: to point to the branch you’re testing):

# Have to zero-out tag to deploy by branch here.
  enabled: true
    tag: ""
    branch: "main"
# Cluster Auditor depends on opa-gatekeeper and monitoring
  enabled: true
  enabled: true
  enabled: true

Testing Steps: - Log in to - On the main menu drop-down (upper left corner), choose Dashboards. - Search for the OPA Violations dashboard and click on it. If there is no OPA Violations dashboard, cluster-auditor did not deploy correctly. - Verify that datasource is set to Prometheus. The cluster value should be set to None. In namespace, you should see all the namespaces in your cluster that have active pods. - Click through several of these namespaces. You should see the values in the Total violations by kind panel change.

Note that as of 10/2/2023, the OPA Violations panel does not work. To see the specific data that should be represented here, go to Prometheus and execute a query for opa_scorecard_constraint_violations{}.

When in doubt with any testing or upgrade steps ask one of the CODEOWNERS for assistance.

Modifications made to upstream chart📜

None. Cluster-auditor is a dashboard that is added to Grafana to track OPA violations. There is no need to make any changes to the upstream to use it in Big Bang.

Last update: 2024-01-17 by Ben T. Francis