Sometimes it might be quite difficult to access your kubernetes services if your infrastructure isn’t able to properly support both
NodePort service types.
Or maybe you just want to quickly access your services securely without having it be exposed to the public internet.
kubectl proxy is a great tool for you to do just that.
kubectl proxy on your local machine. This exposes and proxies port
8081 to your Kubernetes Master. This allows you make calls to your Kubernetes API securely without having to send your tokens directly.
With your proxy running, all you really need to do to access your web-services is just redirecting your browser to
For example, if you have a service called
prometheus that lives in the namespace
default and is listening to port
http://localhost:8001/api/v1/proxy/namespaces/default/services/prometheus:9090 will make a http call to your service.