Deploy Real-Time Enforcer on GCP

This is a beta release. This product might be changed in backward-incompatible ways and is not subject to any SLA or deprecation policy.

This guide explains how to setup Real-Time Enforcer using Terraform.

Get the latest version of the Forseti Terraform module here.

Setting up Real-Time Enforcer

In your file, include the following Real-Time Enforcer specific modules in the order provided:

  1. real_time_enforcer_roles creates and assigns the custom roles required for Real-Time Enforcer to access and remediate resources.
  2. real_time_enforcer_organization_sink creates and sets up an organization level logging sink and a Pub/Sub topic to publish to.
  3. real_time_enforcer creates and sets up the necessary resources to run Real-Time Enforcer that are not covered by the first two modules, which include:
    • Real-Time Enforcer VM running Container Optimized OS
    • Real-Time Enforcer Service account
    • GCS bucket with Real-Time Enforcer policy files
    • Pub/Sub subscription
    • Forseti specific firewall rules
    • Real-Time Enforcer application Docker image
    • Open Policy Agent server Docker image
module "forseti" {
  source                   = "terraform-google-modules/forseti/google"
  project_id               = "${var.project_id}"
  gsuite_admin_email       = "${var.gsuite_admin_email}"
  org_id                   = "${var.org_id}"
  domain                   = "${var.domain}"
  client_instance_metadata = "${var.instance_metadata}"
  server_instance_metadata = "${var.instance_metadata}"

module "real_time_enforcer_roles" {
   source = "terraform-google-modules/forseti/google//modules/real_time_enforcer_roles"
   org_id = "${var.org_id}"
   suffix = "${module.forseti.suffix}"

module "real_time_enforcer_organization_sink" {
  source            = "terraform-google-modules/forseti/google//modules/real_time_enforcer_organization_sink"
  pubsub_project_id = "${var.project_id}"
  org_id            = "${var.org_id}"

 module "real_time_enforcer" {
   source                     = "terraform-google-modules/forseti/google//modules/real_time_enforcer"
   project_id                 = "${var.project_id}"
   org_id                     = "${var.org_id}"
   enforcer_instance_metadata = "${var.instance_metadata}"
   topic                      = "${module.real_time_enforcer_organization_sink.topic}"
   enforcer_viewer_role       = "${module.real_time_enforcer_roles.forseti-rt-enforcer-viewer-role-id}"
   enforcer_writer_role       = "${module.real_time_enforcer_roles.forseti-rt-enforcer-writer-role-id}"
   suffix                     = "${module.forseti.suffix}"

Run Terraform

  1. Run terraform init to get the modules and plugins.
    • If you have already installed Forseti using Terraform previously, you can skip step 3 and add the following roles to your cloud-foundation-forseti service account:
      • On the organization:
        • roles/iam.organizationRoleAdmin
        • roles/logging.configWriter
      • On the project:
        • roles/pubsub.admin
  2. Run ./helpers/ -p <project_id> -o <org_name> -e to create a service account called cloud-foundation-forseti, give it the proper roles, and download it to your current directory.
    • Note: using this script assumes that you are currently authenticated as a user that can create/authorize service accounts at both the organization and project levels. This script will also activate necessary APIs required for Terraform to run.
  3. Ensure that you have the following additional roles assigned to the newly created service account:
    • On the organization:
      • roles/resourcemanager.organizationAdmin
      • roles/iam.securityReviewer
    • On the project:
      • roles/owner
    • On the host project (when using shared VPC):
      • roles/compute.securityAdmin
      • roles/compute.networkAdmin
  4. Run terraform plan to see the infrastructure plan.
  5. Run terraform apply to apply the infrastructure build.