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November 17, 2020
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MC’s for Production Identity Day: SPIFFE + SPIRE: Umair Khan, HPE + Andrès Vega, VMware
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Tuesday, November 17 • 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Fortifying Microservice Security with SPIRE and OPA

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Microservice architecture although beneficial brings with it unique security challenges around authentication and authorization which become more acute due to the diverse nature of microservice environments.
How do we reliably authenticate and authorize interactions between 10s, 100s, or even 1000s of services at scale while handling 1000 API calls per second?

SPIRE solves authentication by creating an identity plane across varied infrastructure over which cryptographically verifiable identities such as JWTs are delivered securely to workloads. OPA provides a policy engine that can be used to enforce fine-grained authorization policies across the stack.
We will show how SPIRE issued JWT SVID claims created using SPIRE’s OIDC Federation can be used by OPA to enforce service-to-service and end-user access control in microservice environments without compromising on speed and availability.

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Ash Narkar

SIG-Security Technical Lead, Styra
Ash Narkar is a maintainer of the Open Policy Agent project. Ash has over 5 years of experience working on large-scale distributed systems. Ash is a Senior Software Engineer at Styra, Inc. working on OPA development and integrations. Previously he was a Principal Engineer at Verizon... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 3:50pm - 4:10pm EST
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