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Friday, October 15 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Bridging the Great Divide: SPIFFE/SPIRE for Cross-Cluster Authentication - Andrew Harding, VMware

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Cross-cluster authentication got you down? Losing your hair trying to get mutually authenticated TLS inside, outside, and everywhere in-between? Fret no more! In this talk, Andrew Harding, a maintainer on the SPIFFE and SPIRE projects, will dig deep into a turnkey SPIRE deployment within Kubernetes that provides workloads and proxies with X.509 certificate-based SPIFFE identities. Andrew will demonstrate how to use these identities for cross-cluster authentication by declaring federation relationships between clusters using familiar Kubernetes primitives. On top of that, a live coding and demo session will show just how easy it is to leverage SPIFFE from within Kubernetes workloads with just a few lines of code.

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Andrew Harding

Staff Engineer, VMware
Andrew Harding is at heart a software engineer who enjoys building software that solves practical problems. He has spent a large chunk of his career in software infrastructure and distributed systems. He is a maintainer and core contributor on the SPIFFE/SPIRE projects.



Friday October 15, 2021 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 403 AB + Online