Securing Kubernetes-in-Docker


  • Containerizing KinD itself (i.e., the KinD tool and all associated config is packaged in a container).
  • Improving the isolation between the KinD cluster and the host machine, by surrounding the insecure “privileged” containers deployed by KinD with a secure (unprivileged) Sysbox container.
  • Avoiding the limitations and complexity of KinD + Rootless Docker for the same.
  • Running KinD inside Kubernetes pods securely (without privileged pods or heavier VM-based approaches like KubeVirt).

Background on Sysbox

Background on KinD

Motivation for running KinD inside a Sysbox Container

Running KinD inside a Secure Docker Container

Running KinD inside an Unprivileged Pod

Sysbox Container Image



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Cesar Talledo

Cesar Talledo

Founder and CEO of Nestybox, Inc.

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