Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

We are excited to announce that Amazon EMR on EKS simplified the authentication and authorization user experience by integrating with Amazon EKS's improved cluster access management controls. With this launch, Amazon EMR on EKS will use EKS access management controls to automatically obtain the necessary permissions to run Amazon EMR applications on the EKS cluster.

Amazon EMR on EKS already supports IAM authentication and authorization to EKS clusters. Before, customers had to configure aws-auth and RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) settings to grant EMR on EKS access to the EKS cluster. Now, by granting the EKS cluster access permissions to the EMR’s IAM role, EMR on EKS will automatically get access to the EKS cluster without any manual RBAC or aws-auth configuation.

To learn more, please visit our documentation. Simplified user experience for authentication and authorization of Amazon EMR on EKS clusters is available in regions where Amazon EMR on EKS is currently available.