Gatekeeper Policy Manager (GPM)


Gatekeeper Policy Manager is a simple read-only web UI for viewing OPA Gatekeeper policies’ status in a Kubernetes Cluster.

It can display all the defined Constraint Templates with their rego code, and all the Constraints with its current status, violations, enforcement action, matches definitions, etc.


You’ll need OPA Gatekeeper running in your cluster and at least some constraint templates and constraints defined to take advantage of this tool.

information_source You can easily deploy Gatekeeper to your cluster using the (also open source) Fury Kubernetes OPA module.

Deploying GPM

To deploy Gatekeeper Policy Manager to your cluster, apply the provided kustomization file running the following command:

kubectl apply -k .

By default, this will create a deployment and a service both with the name gatekeper-policy-manager in the gatekeeper-system namespace. We invite you to take a look into the kustomization.yaml file to do further configuration.

The app can be run as a POD in a Kubernetes cluster or locally with a kubeconfig file. It will try its best to autodetect the correct configuration.

Once you’ve deployed the application, if you haven’t set up an ingress, you can access the web-UI using port-forward:

kubectl -n gatekeeper-system port-forward  svc/gatekeeper-policy-manager 8080:80

Then access it with your browser on:

Running locally

GPM can also be run locally using docker and a kubeconfig, assuming that the kubeconfig file you want to use is located at ~/.kube/config the command to run GPM locally would be:

docker run -v ~/.kube/config:/root/.kube/config -p 8080:8080 quay.io/sighup/gatekeeper-policy-manager:v0.4.2

Then access it with your browser on:

You can also run the flask app directly, see the development section for further information.


GPM is a stateless application, but it can be configured using environment variables. The possible configurations are:

Env Var Name Description Default
GPM_AUTH_ENABLED Enable Authentication current options: “Anonymous”, “OIDC” Anonymous
GPM_SECRET_KEY The secret key used to generate tokens. Change this value in production. g8k1p3rp0l1c7m4n4g3r
GPM_PREFERRED_URL_SCHEME URL scheme to be used while generating links. http
GPM_OIDC_REDIRECT_DOMAIN The server name under the app is being exposed. This is where the client will be redirected after authenticating
GPM_OIDC_ISSUER OIDC Issuer hostname
GPM_OIDC_CLIENT_ID The Client ID used to authenticate against the OIDC Provider
GPM_OIDC_CLIENT_SECRET The Client Secret used to authenticate against the OIDC Provider
GPM_LOG_LEVEL Log level (see python logging docs for available levels) INFO
KUBECONFIG Path to a kubeconfig file, if provided while running inside a cluster this configuration file will be used instead of the cluster’s API.

warning Please notice that OIDC Authentication is in beta state. It has been tested to work with Keycloak as a provider.

These environment variables are already provided and ready to be set in the manifests/enable-oidc.yaml file.

Multi-cluster support

Since v0.5.0 (unreleased yet) GPM has basic multi-cluster support when using a kubeconfig with more than one context, i.e. running in local mode. GPM will let you chose the context right from the UI.

If you want to run GPM in a cluster but with multi-cluster support, it’s as easy as mounting a kubeconfig file with the right configuration and set the environment variable KUBECONFIG with the path to the mounted file.

Please remember that the user for the clusters should have the right permissions. You can use the manifests/rabc.yaml file as reference.

Also note that the cluster where GPM is running should be able to reach the other clusters.

When you run GPM locally, you are already using a kubeconfig file to connect to the clusters, now you shuold see all your defined contexts and you can switch between them easily from the UI.



Constraint Templates view


Constraint view

Constraint view 2

Constraint Report 3

Configurations view 2

Cluster Selector


GPM is written in Python using the Flask framework for the backend and Fomantic-UI for the frontend. To develop GPM, you’ll need to create a Python 3 virtual environment, install all the dependencies specified in the provided requirements.txt and you are good to start hacking.

The following commands should get you up and running:

# Create a virtualenv
$ python3 -m venv env
# Activate it
$ source ./env/bin/activate
# Install all the dependencies
$ pip install -r app/requirements.txt
# Run the development server
$ FLASK_APP=app/app.py flask run

Access to a Kubernetes cluster with Gatekeeper deployed is recommended to debug the application.

You’ll need an OIDC provider to test the OIDC authentication. You can use our fury-kubernetes-keycloak module.

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