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General availability: Create AKS clusters without local user accounts

Published date: December 01, 2021

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) feature to allow for Azure Active Directory (AAD) integrated clusters to be created without any local admin user account is now generally available.

By default, when you create a Kubernetes cluster, access to the cluster is through a local admin account.  This is not desirable for security reasons as anyone can use a local account. It is also harder to manage such local accounts.

With AAD integration, there is no need for local accounts. You can now disable local accounts when you setup AAD with your AKS cluster.

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  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security