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This section is about what tools can be used to access clusters managed by Rancher.
For information on how to give users permission to access a cluster, see the section on adding users to clusters.
For more information on roles-based access control, see this section.
For information on how to set up an authentication system, see this section.
Rancher provides an intuitive user interface for interacting with your clusters. All options available in the UI use the Rancher API. Therefore any action possible in the UI is also possible in the Rancher CLI or Rancher API.
You can use the Kubernetes command-line tool, kubectl, to manage your clusters. You have two options for using kubectl:
You can control your clusters by downloading Rancher’s own command-line interface, Rancher CLI. This CLI tool can interact directly with different clusters and projects or pass them kubectl commands.
Finally, you can interact with your clusters over the Rancher API. Before you use the API, you must obtain an API key. To view the different resource fields and actions for an API object, open the API UI, which can be accessed by clicking on View in API for any Rancher UI object.