As an administrator of OpenShift Dedicated with Customer Cloud Subscriptions (CCS), you can request additional permissions and access to the cluster-admin role within your organization’s cluster. While logged into an account with the cluster-admin role, users have increased permissions to run privileged security contexts and install additional Operators for their environment.

Enabling the cluster-admin role for your cluster

The cluster-admin role must be enabled at the cluster level before it can be assigned to a user.

Prerequisites
  1. Open a technical support case with Red Hat to request that cluster-admin be enabled for your cluster.

Procedure
  1. In the OpenShift Cluster Manager, select the cluster you want to assign cluster-admin privileges.

  2. Under the Actions dropdown menu, select Allow cluster-admin access.

Granting the cluster-admin role to users

After enabling cluster-admin rights on your cluster, you can assign the role to users.

Prerequisites
  • Cluster access with cluster owner permissions

Procedure
  1. In the OpenShift Cluster Manager, select the cluster you want to assign cluster-admin privileges.

  2. Under the Access Control tab, locate the Cluster Administrative Users section. Click Add user.

  3. After determining an appropriate User ID, select cluster-admin from the Group selection, then click Add user.

    Cluster-admin user creation can take several minutes to complete.

    Existing dedicated-admin users cannot elevate their role to cluster-admin. A new user must be created with the cluster-admin role assigned.