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Thursday, May 23 • 14:00 - 14:35
Securing Multi-Cloud Cross-Cluster Communication with SPIFFE and SPIRE - Evan Gilman, Scytale, Inc.

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Securing network traffic that traverses multiple software stacks and platforms is challenging. Difficulties involving platform-aware applications, supporting multiple authentication schemes, and maintaining complex authorization logic are all commonplace, despite the fact that we'd really rather avoid these things.

SPIFFE provides a platform-agnostic identity layer that can be used to authenticate and secure workload communication regardless of where the workload lives. AWS, Azure, and on-prem? Ok! Kubernetes, Mesos, and bare metal? No problem! SPIFFE allows you to mix and match without the need to worry about how workloads within them will securely communicate with each other.

In this talk, we will leverage SPIRE to demonstrate automated issuance of SPIFFE identity across disparate orchestrators and platforms, allowing for seamless authentication of systems within and between them.

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Evan Gilman

Staff Engineer, VMware
Evan Gilman is an engineer with a background in computer networks. With roots in academia, and currently working on the SPIFFE project, he has been building and operating systems in hostile environments his entire professional career. An open source contributor, speaker, and author... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 14:00 - 14:35 CEST
Hall 8.0 B1