Auth Special Interest Group

Covers improvements to Kubernetes authorization, authentication, and cluster security policy.




The Chairs of the SIG run operations and processes governing the SIG.

Emeritus Leads


GitHub Teams

The below teams can be mentioned on issues and PRs in order to get attention from the right people. Note that the links to display team membership will only work if you are a member of the org.

The google groups contain the archive of Github team notifications. Mentioning a team on Github will CC its group. Monitor these for Github activity if you are not a member of the team.

Team Name Details Google Groups Description
@kubernetes/sig-auth-api-reviews link link API Changes and Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-auth-bugs link link Bug Triage and Troubleshooting
@kubernetes/sig-auth-feature-requests link link Feature Requests
@kubernetes/sig-auth-misc link link General Discussion
@kubernetes/sig-auth-pr-reviews link link PR Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-auth-proposals link link Design Proposals
@kubernetes/sig-auth-test-failures link link Test Failures and Triage


  • Discuss improvements Kubernetes Authorization and Authentication, and cluster security policy.


  • To report specific vulnerabilities in Kubernetes, please report using these instructions:
  • General discussion of Linux security, or of containers is better directed to a non-Kubernetes mailing list.
  • Proactive or general security discussion about Kubelet should go to
  • Proactive or general security discussion about the API server should go to