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This page explains additional EKS specific features and configuration options for Parseable. For general Parseable installation instructions, see installation documentation.

Setup IAM roles for service accounts (IRSA)

IAM roles for service accounts provide the ability to manage credentials for Parseable, similar to the way that Amazon EC2 instance profiles provide credentials to Amazon EC2 instances. Instead of creating and distributing your AWS credentials to the Parseable container or using the Amazon EC2 instance's role, you associate an IAM role with a Kubernetes service account and configure Parseable to use the service account.

Read more on AWS documentation.

Here are the steps to setup IRSA for Parseable:

Create IAM OIDC provider

Refer to the AWS docs:

Create a IAM Policy

Parseable requires below permissions to run on S3. (replace <bucket-name> with your bucket name). Complete list of S3 actions is available here.

cat >parseable-policy.json <<EOF
"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Action": [
"Resource": [
aws iam create-policy --policy-name parseable-policy --policy-document file://parseable-policy.json

Create an IAM role and associate it with a Kubernetes service account

We'll use eksctl for this step. You can also use AWS CLI. Use the below command to create the IAM role and the service account. Replace my-service-account with the name of the Kubernetes service account that you want eksctl to create and associate with an IAM role. Replace default with the namespace that you want eksctl to create the service account in. Replace my-cluster with the name of your cluster. Replace 111122223333 with your account ID.

eksctl create iamserviceaccount --name my-service-account --namespace default --cluster my-cluster --role-name "parseable-role" --attach-policy-arn arn:aws:iam::111122223333:policy/parseable-policy --approve

Configure Parseable to use the service account

You can now refer to the standard Kubernetes documentation for Parseable installation, with Helm Chart or the Kubernetes Operator. Just ensure to use the service account you created above.

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