This section walks you through an example of using Pachyderm's experimental SAML support. We'll describe:
- Authenticating via a SAML ID Provider
- Authenticating in the CLI
- Authorizing a user or group to access data
Follow the instructions in Configure SAML to enable auth in a Pachyderm cluster and connect it to a SAML ID provider. Then, we'll authenticate as a cluster admin in one console and set up our open CV demo.
In the CLI, that would look like:
(admin)$ pachctl auth use-auth-token
Please paste your Pachyderm auth token: <auth token>
(admin)$ pachctl auth whoami
You are "robot:admin" You are an administrator of this Pachyderm cluster
Create a repository, pipelines, and put files into the repository.
(admin)$ pachctl create repo images (admin)$ pachctl create pipeline -f examples/opencv/edges.json (admin)$ pachctl create pipeline -f examples/opencv/montage.json (admin)$ pachctl put file images@master -i examples/opencv/images.txt (admin)$ pachctl put file images@master -i examples/opencv/images2.txt
View the list of existing repositories:
(admin)$ pachctl list repo
NAME CREATED SIZE (MASTER) ACCESS LEVEL montage 2 minutes ago 1.653MiB OWNER edges 2 minutes ago 133.6KiB OWNER images 2 minutes ago 238.3KiB OWNER
View the list of jobs:
(admin)$ pachctl list job
ID OUTPUT COMMIT STARTED DURATION RESTART PROGRESS DL UL STATE 023a478b16e849b4996c19632fee6782 montage/e3dd7e9cacc5450c92e0e62ab844bd26 2 minutes ago 8 seconds 0 1 + 0 / 1 371.9KiB 1.283MiB success fe8b409e0db54f96bbb757d4d0679186 edges/9cc634a63f794a14a78e931bea47fa73 2 minutes ago 5 seconds 0 2 + 1 / 3 181.1KiB 111.4KiB success 152cb8a0b0854d44affb4bf4bd57228f montage/82a49260595246fe8f6a7d381e092650 2 minutes ago 5 seconds 0 1 + 0 / 1 79.49KiB 378.6KiB success 86e6eb4ae1e74745b993c2e47eba05e9 edges/ee7ebdddd31d46d1af10cee25f17870b 2 minutes ago 4 seconds 0 1 + 0 / 1 57.27KiB 22.22KiB success
Authenticating via a SAML ID Provider (in the dashboard)¶
Before authenticating, navigating to the dash will yield a blank screen:
Even through the dash suggests logging in via GitHub, we will log in using a SAML IdP (which has hopefully already been configured). To see your Pachyderm DAG, navigate to your SAML ID provider and sign in to your Pachyderm cluster there (currently Pachyderm only supports IdP-initiate SAML authentication).
Once you've authenticated, you'll be redirected to the Pachyderm dash (the redirect URL is configured in the Pachyderm auth system). You'll be given the opportunity to generate a one-time password (OTP), though you can always do this later from the settings panel.
After closing the OTP panel, you'll be able to see the Pachyderm DAG, but you may not have access to any of the repos inside (a repo that you cannot read is indicated by a lock symbol):
Authenticating in the CLI¶
After authenticating in the dash, you'll be given the opportunity to generate a one-time password (OTP) and sign in on the CLI. You can also generate an OTP from the settings panel:
(user)$ pachctl auth login --code auth_code:73db4686e3e142508fa74aae920cc58b (user)$ pachctl auth whoami
You are "saml:firstname.lastname@example.org" session expires: 14 Sep 18 20:55 PDT
Note that this session expires after 8 hours. The duration of sessions is configurable in the Pachyderm auth config, but it's important that they be relatively short, as SAML group memberships are only updated when users sign in. If a user is removed from a group, they'll still be able to access the group's resources until their session expires.
Authorizing a user or group to access data¶
First, we'll give the example of an admin granting a user access. This can be accomplished on the CLI like so:
(admin)$ pachctl auth set saml:email@example.com reader images
images repo is no longer locked when that user views the DAG:
At this point, you can click on the
images repo and preview data inside:
Likewise, you can grant access to repos via groups. You'll need a SAML ID provider that supports group attributes, and you'll need to put the name of that attribute in the Pachyderm auth config. Here, we'll grant access to the Everyone group:
(admin)$ pachctl auth set group/saml:Everyone owner edges
Now, the edges repo is also not locked:
firstname.lastname@example.org has OWNER provileges in the
edges repo (via the Everyone group), the ACL for
edges can be edited.
email@example.com will use OWNER privileges gained via the Everyone group to add
firstname.lastname@example.org (the user principal) directly to that ACL:
this change is reflected in the CLI as well:
(admin)$ pachctl auth get edges
pipeline:edges: WRITER pipeline:montage: READER group/saml:Everyone: OWNER saml:email@example.com: READER robot:admin: OWNER
This is just an example of Pachyderm's auth system, meant to illustrate the general nature of available features. Hopefully, it clarifies whether Pachyderm can meet your requirements.Last updated: February 28, 2020