Is there a doc which demonstrates install and access to dashboard with DO-hosted k8s?

January 28, 2019 931 views

I’ve not been able to figure out how to get access to the k8s dashboard with the DO-hosted k8s.


helm install stable/kubernetes-dashboard --name k8s-dashboard
kubectl describe service kubernetes-dashboard
Name:              kubernetes-dashboard
Namespace:         kube-system
Labels:            k8s-app=kubernetes-dashboard
Selector:          k8s-app=kubernetes-dashboard
Type:              ClusterIP
Port:              <unset>  443/TCP
TargetPort:        8443/TCP
Endpoints:         <none>
Session Affinity:  None
Events:            <none>
kubectl proxy
Starting to serve on

But when I hit the URL with as an http or https URL I just get the API and no UI.

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  • Sorry to hijack this thread, I’ve got dashboard going, but I can’t seem to authenticate with the provided kubeconfig file

    When I try to sign in with the downloaded YAML file I get the message:
    Not enough data to create auth info structure.

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seems you’re installing via helm so it should have created the necessary sa.

just try navigating here after kubectl proxy


You need to give it cluster-admin access I think

kubectl create sa kubernetes-dashboard --namespace=kube-system
kubectl create clusterrolebinding kubernetes-dashboard --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:kubernetes-dashboard

should be able to access after that and doing your steps in this url:

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