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  • HashiCorp Boundary Adds Multi-Hop Sessions and Credential Templating

    HashiCorp has released version 0.12 of Boundary, their open-source identity-based access management service for infrastructure. This release introduces support for multi-hop sessions removing the need to expose Boundary workers running on private networks. Additional improvements include support for credential injection via Vault, assigning network addresses on targets, and credential templating.

  • Permit Elements Enables Low-Code User-Managed Access Control has released Permit Elements, a low-code end-user authentication interface builder. Permit Elements allows developers to embed interfaces enabling their end-users to decide which roles have permission to perform actions. At the time of release, there are elements available for user management and audit logs.

  • Terraform Cloud Adds Dynamic Provider Credentials and OPA Support

    Hashicorp has released several new features into Terraform Cloud, their managed service offering for Terraform. The new features include dynamic provider credentials, native OPA support, and the addition of projects as an organization tool.

  • Spring Authorization Server 1.0 Provides Oauth 2.1 and OpenID Connect 1.0 Implementations

    More than two-and-a-half years after being introduced to the Java community, VMWare has released Spring Authorization Server 1.0. Built on top of Spring Security, the Spring Authorization Server project supports the creation of OpenID Connect 1.0 Identity Providers and OAuth 2.1 Authorization Servers. The project supersedes the Spring Security OAuth project which is no longer maintained.

  • Google Cloud Adds IAM Deny Policies

    Google Cloud has moved IAM Deny policies into full general availability. IAM Deny policies work alongside the IAM Allow policies to provide more options for controlling which principals have access to which resources. IAM Deny policies are available with Google Cloud IAM for most permissions.

  • HashiCorp's Boundary Now Generally Available on HCP

    Following a successful beta trial, HashiCorp has announced the general availability of Boundary on their cloud platform HCP. This adds a key new aspect to HashiCorp's managed solution for zero-trust security.

  • Scaling Access Management at Airbnb

    Airbnb's product engineering team recently discussed their implementation of a self-serving, centralized access control platform. Built on the principle of least privilege, the team designed a five-stage architecture, providing benefits from security, usability, and developer experience aspects.

  • AWS Amplify for Swift Reaches 2.0, Brings Async/Await and macOS Support

    Previously known as AWS Amplify iOS, AWS Amplify for Swift now offers a rewritten API to support Swift async/await and make concurrency code more idiomatic. Additionally, the new release introduces beta support on macOS for a number of AWS features, including Auth, Storage, Geo, and others.

  • HashiCorp Vault Enhances Plugin Framework, Adds New Secrets Engines

    HashiCorp has released a number of new features and improved core workflows for Vault, their secrets and identity management platform. The improvements include a new PKCS#11 provider, support for Redis and Amazon ElasticCache as secrets engines, improvements to the Transform secrets engine, and a better user experience for working with plugins.

  • Multi-Factor Authentication Fatigue Key Factor in Uber Breach

    Earlier this week, Uber disclosed that the recent breach it suffered was made possible through a multi-factor authentication (MFA) fatigue attack where the attacker disguised themselves as Uber IT.

  • Production Identity Framework SPIRE Graduates from CNCF

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has announced the graduation of SPIFFE and SPIRE. SPIFFE defines a standard to authenticate software services through the use of platform-agnostic, cryptographic identities. SPIRE is an implementation of the SPIFFE API that is production ready. Recent improvements to the project include adding experimental Windows support.

  • AWS IAM Identity Center Introduces APIs to Manage Users and Groups at Scale

    AWS recently introduced IAM Identity Center APIs to create users and groups at scale. Administrators can use these new APIs to manage identities programmatically and gain visibility into users in the Identity Center directory.

  • Spring Authorization Server 1.0 Planned for November 2022

    Spring Authorization Server 1.0 is planned for a GA release in November 2022, after starting the project two years ago. The Spring Authorization Server project replaces the, already End of Life, Spring Security OAuth project. The project is led by the Spring Security team and delivers support for OAuth 2.1 Authorization Server for Spring applications.

  • Uber Introduces a Universal Signup and Login Stack

    Uber recently introduced Unified Signup and Login (USL), an effort to consolidate signup and login experiences across all Uber apps and services. USL lowers the engineering complexity and maintenance overhead and allows faster rollout of security policies and fixes. Over the last two years, Uber rolled out USL and currently, more than 78% of Uber's traffic has adopted USL.

  • HashiCorp Vault Improves Eventual Consistency with Server-Side Consistent Tokens

    HashiCorp has released Vault 1.10, introducing a number of new features to their secrets and identity management platform. Server-side consistent tokens provide greater control over the eventual consistency model when using performance standby nodes. Authentication can now be performed using the new open source login multi-factor authentication integration.