Setting up

Base requirements

  1. Prerequisites from Installation
  2. Install go
    • Get the latest patch version for go 1.20.
  3. Install jq
    • brew install jq on macOS.
    • chocolatey install jq on Windows.
    • sudo apt install jq on Ubuntu Linux.
  4. Install make.

Clone the repository

git clone $(go env GOPATH)/src/

Create a test cluster

Generate a custom public/private key pair

Skip this step if you are planning to bring your own keys.

openssl genrsa -out sa.key 2048
openssl rsa -in sa.key -pubout -out
Generating RSA private key, 2048 bit long modulus
e is 65537 (0x10001)
writing RSA key

Setup the OIDC discovery document and JWKS

Skip this step if you already set up the OIDC discovery document and JWKS.

Azure blob storage will be used to host the OIDC discovery document and JWKS. However, you can host them in anywhere, as long as they are publicly available.

export AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT="azwi$(openssl rand -hex 4)"
export AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER="oidc-test"
az storage account create --resource-group "${RESOURCE_GROUP}" --name "${AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT}"
az storage container create --name "${AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER}" --public-access container

Generate and upload the OIDC discovery document:

cat <<EOF > openid-configuration.json
  "jwks_uri": "https://${AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT}${AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER}/openid/v1/jwks",
  "response_types_supported": [
  "subject_types_supported": [
  "id_token_signing_alg_values_supported": [
az storage blob upload \
  --container-name "${AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER}" \
  --file openid-configuration.json \
  --name .well-known/openid-configuration

Download azwi from our latest GitHub releases, which is a CLI tool that helps generate the JWKS document in JSON.

Generate and upload the JWKS:

azwi jwks --public-keys --output-file jwks.json
az storage blob upload \
  --container-name "${AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER}" \
  --file jwks.json \
  --name openid/v1/jwks

Verify that the OIDC discovery document is publicly accessible:

curl -s "https://${AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT}${AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER}/.well-known/openid-configuration"
  "issuer": "https://<REDACTED>",
  "jwks_uri": "https://<REDACTED>",
  "response_types_supported": [
  "subject_types_supported": [
  "id_token_signing_alg_values_supported": [

Create a kind cluster

Export the following environment variables:


Create a kind cluster with one control plane node and customize various service account-related flags for the API server:

The minimum supported Kubernetes version for the webhook is v1.18.0, however, we recommend using Kubernetes version v1.20.0+.

cat <<EOF | kind create cluster --name azure-workload-identity --image kindest/node:v1.22.4 --config=-
kind: Cluster
- role: control-plane
      containerPath: /etc/kubernetes/pki/
      containerPath: /etc/kubernetes/pki/sa.key
  - |
    kind: ClusterConfiguration
        service-account-issuer: ${SERVICE_ACCOUNT_ISSUER}
        service-account-key-file: /etc/kubernetes/pki/
        service-account-signing-key-file: /etc/kubernetes/pki/sa.key
Creating cluster "azure-workload-identity" ...
 â€ĸ Ensuring node image (kindest/node:v1.22.4) đŸ–ŧ  ...
 ✓ Ensuring node image (kindest/node:v1.22.4) đŸ–ŧ
 â€ĸ Preparing nodes đŸ“Ļ   ...
 ✓ Preparing nodes đŸ“Ļ
 â€ĸ Writing configuration 📜  ...
 ✓ Writing configuration 📜
 â€ĸ Starting control-plane 🕹ī¸  ...
 ✓ Starting control-plane 🕹ī¸
 â€ĸ Installing CNI 🔌  ...
 ✓ Installing CNI 🔌
 â€ĸ Installing StorageClass 💾  ...
 ✓ Installing StorageClass 💾
Set kubectl context to "kind-azure-workload-identity"
You can now use your cluster with:

kubectl cluster-info --context kind-azure-workload-identity

Have a question, bug, or feature request? Let us know! 🙂

Run the following command to verify that the kind cluster is online:

kubectl get nodes
NAME                                     STATUS   ROLES                  AGE     VERSION   INTERNAL-IP   EXTERNAL-IP   OS-IMAGE       KERNEL-VERSION     CONTAINER-RUNTIME
azure-workload-identity-control-plane   Ready    control-plane,master   2m28s   v1.22.4    <none>        Ubuntu 21.04   5.4.0-1047-azure   containerd://1.5.2

Build and deploy the webhook

export REGISTRY=<YourPublicRegistry>
export IMAGE_VERSION="$(git describe --tags --always)"
export AZURE_TENANT_ID="..."
ALL_IMAGES=webhook make clean docker-build docker-push-manifest deploy

Unit Test

make test

E2E Test

make test-e2e-run

Optional settings are:

Environment variablesDescriptionDefault
GINKGO_FOCUSAllow you to focus on a subset of specs using regex.
GINKGO_SKIPAllow you to skip a subset of specs using regex.
GINKGO_NODESThe number of ginkgo workers to run the specs.3
GINKGO_NO_COLORTrue if you want colorized output.false
GINKGO_TIMEOUTThe test suite timeout duration.5m
KUBECONFIGThe cluster KUBECONFIG you want to run the e2e test against.${HOME}/.kube/config
E2E_EXTRA_ARGSAllow you to insert extra arguments when executing the test suite.