Argocd SSO Set up

  • Go to Administrator Console
  • Create a new project called keycloak
  • Click Operator
  • Click OperatorHub
  • Click on the Red Hat Single Sign-On Operator
  • Click Install
  • Click Install
  • Click “Create instance” in the Keycloak tile
  • The Keycloak CR is shown below
kind: Keycloak
  name: keycloak-dev
    app: keycloak-dev
  namespace: keycloak
    enabled: true
  instances: 1
  • Click Create
  • Go to Workloads > Pods
  • Click the keycload-dev creation and return “true”
$ oc get keycloak keycloak-dev -n keycloak -o jsonpath='{.status.ready}'
  • Operators > Installed Operators > Red Hat Single Sign-On Operator
  • Click Create instance
  • Enter the KeycloakRealm as shown below
kind: KeycloakRealm
  name: keycloakrealm
    realm: keycloakrealm
  namespace: keycloak
      app: keycloak-dev
    enabled: true
    displayName: "Keycloak-dev Realm"
    realm: keycloakrealm
  • Click Create
  • Make sure it returns true
$ oc get keycloakrealm keycloakrealm -n keycloak -o jsonpath='{.status.ready}'
  • Get the Keycloak Admin user secret name
$ oc get keycloak keycloak-dev --output="jsonpath={.status.credentialSecret}"
  • Get the Admin username and password
$ oc get secret credential-keycloak-dev -o go-template='{{range $k,$v := .data}}{{printf "%s: " $k}}{{if not $v}}{{$v}}{{else}}{{$v | base64decode}}{{end}}{{"\n"}}{{end}}'
  • Run the following to find out the URLs of Keycloak:
KEYCLOAK_URL=https://$(oc get route keycloak --template='{{ }}')/auth &&
echo "" &&
echo "Keycloak:                 $KEYCLOAK_URL" &&
echo "Keycloak Admin Console:   $KEYCLOAK_URL/admin" &&
echo "Keycloak Account Console: $KEYCLOAK_URL/realms/myrealm/account" &&
echo ""
  • Open a browser with the Admin URL
  • Login with the admin username and password
  • Click Client on the left nav
  • Click Create on the right top corner
  • Enter the Argocd URL and the name of the client as ‘argocd’
  • Click Save
  • Set Access Type to confidential
  • Set Valid Redirect URIs to <argocd-url>/auth/callback
  • Set Base URL to /applications
  • Click Save
  • Scroll up and click “Credential” tab
  • IMPORTANT: Copy the secret and you will need this later
  • Configure the Group claim
  • Click Client Scope on the left nav
  • Click Create on the right
  • Set Name as group
  • Set Protocol as openid-connecgt
  • Display On Content Scope: on
  • Include to Token Scope: on
  • Click save
  • Click “Mappers” tab
  • Click Create on the top right
  • Set name as groups
  • Set Mapper Type as Group Membership
  • Set Token Claim Name as groups`
  • Click Clients on the left nav
  • Click argocd
  • Click “Client Scopes” tab
  • Select groups > Add selected
  • Click Groups on left nav
  • Click Create
  • Set the name as ArgoCDAdmins
  • Click Save
  • Encode the argocd credential you saved before
echo -n '<argocd credential>' | base64
  • Edit the argocd-secret
oc edit secret argocd-secret -n openshift-gitops
  • add the “oidc.keycloak.clientSecret: <encoded credential> as shown below.
apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
  name: argocd-secret
  oidc.keycloak.clientSecret: <encoded credential>
  • Edit argocd Custom Resource
oc edit argocd -n openshift-gitops
  • Add the following into the yaml. Make sure update the issuer to make your settings
oidcConfig: |
    name: OpenShift Single Sign-On
    clientID: argocd
    clientSecret: $oidc.keycloak.clientSecret
    requestedScopes: ["openid", "profile", "email", "groups"]
  • From OpenShift Console top right corner, click About
  • Copy the API URL from the following screen
  • Go back to Keycloak, click Identity Providers on left nav
  • Select OpenShift v4 from the dropdown list
  • Set Display Name: Login with Openshift
  • Set Client ID: keycload-broker
  • Set Client Secret: <anything that you can remember>
  • Set Base URL: API URL
  • Set Default Scopes: user:full
  • Click Save
  • Add an Oauth Client
oc create -f <(echo '
kind: OAuthClient
 name: keycloak-broker 
secret: "12345" 
- "" 
grantMethod: prompt 
  • Configure the RBAC
oc edit configmap argocd-rbac-cm -n openshift-gitops
  • Modify the data as shown below
apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
  name: argocd-rbac-cm
  policy.csv: |
    g, ArgoCDAdmins, role:admin
  • Go to the Argocd URL, you will see the SSO icon. Click “LOG IN VIA OPENSHIFT”
  • Click Log in Openshift