A service account provides an identity for processes that run in a Pod.
For more information about Service Accounts checkout the Kubernetes User Guide.
Kubernetes will generate automatically a
default Service Account on each Namespace.
Let's create a
test Service Account:
kubectl create serviceaccount test
During the creation of
test Service Account, a
test-token Secret was also generated and associated with the new Service Account.
You can now delete the Service Account. The
test-token Secret is also deleted together with the Service Account.