Incorrect ownerReference for a service account while upgrading an Operator in Openshift 4

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The new as well as the old CSVs stay in Pending state while upgrading an operator.
  • The error seen in the old CSV is with respect to it's service account ownership:

    $ oc get csv <old-csv-name> -o yaml
          kind:     ServiceAccount
          message:  Service account is not owned by this ClusterServiceVersion
          name:     ServiceAccountName
          status:   PresentNotSatisfied
          version:  v1


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4

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