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SIG-Auth Bolstering Security Authorization in Kubernetes

December 18, 2018 / eWEEK Staff

Today’s topics include Kubernetes security authentication moving forward with SIG-Auth, and Elastifile providing scalable file storage for Google Cloud.One of the primary Special Interest Groups within Kubernetes is SIG-Auth, whose members are tasked with looking at authorization security issues. At the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 in Seattle last week, SIG-Auth leaders outlined how the group works and its current and future priorities for the Kubernetes project."SIG-Auth is responsible for designing and maintaining parts of Kubernetes, mostly inside the control plane, that have to deal with authorization and security policy," said Google Software Engineer Mike Danese. He said SIG-Auth has multiple subprojects detailed in the group's GitHub repository. Those subprojects include audit, encryption at rest, authenticators, node identity/isolation, policy, certificates and service accounts.