As a user with the admin role, you can view a network policy for a namespace.

Viewing network policies

You can examine the network policies in a namespace.

If you log in with a user with the cluster-admin role, then you can view any network policy in the cluster.

Prerequisites
  • You installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).

  • You are logged in to the cluster with a user with admin privileges.

  • You are working in the namespace where the network policy exists.

Procedure
  • List network policies in a namespace:

    • To view network policy objects defined in a namespace, enter the following command:

      $ oc get networkpolicy
    • Optional: To examine a specific network policy, enter the following command:

      $ oc describe networkpolicy <policy_name> -n <namespace>

      where:

      <policy_name>

      Specifies the name of the network policy to inspect.

      <namespace>

      Optional: Specifies the namespace if the object is defined in a different namespace than the current namespace.

      For example:

      $ oc describe networkpolicy allow-same-namespace
      Output for oc describe command
      Name:         allow-same-namespace
      Namespace:    ns1
      Created on:   2021-05-24 22:28:56 -0400 EDT
      Labels:       <none>
      Annotations:  <none>
      Spec:
        PodSelector:     <none> (Allowing the specific traffic to all pods in this namespace)
        Allowing ingress traffic:
          To Port: <any> (traffic allowed to all ports)
          From:
            PodSelector: <none>
        Not affecting egress traffic
        Policy Types: Ingress

Example NetworkPolicy object

The following annotates an example NetworkPolicy object:

kind: NetworkPolicy
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: allow-27107 (1)
spec:
  podSelector: (2)
    matchLabels:
      app: mongodb
  ingress:
  - from:
    - podSelector: (3)
        matchLabels:
          app: app
    ports: (4)
    - protocol: TCP
      port: 27017
1 The name of the NetworkPolicy object.
2 A selector describing the pods the policy applies to. The policy object can only select pods in the project that the NetworkPolicy object is defined.
3 A selector matching the pods that the policy object allows ingress traffic from. The selector will match pods in any project.
4 A list of one or more destination ports to accept traffic on.