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Open source platform for X.509 certificate based service authentication and fine grained access control in dynamic infrastructures

Integrations

kubernetes aws openstack
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Identities for all workloads in your hybrid environment

Problem

How to enable Zero Trust core principles like traffic encryption and authentication among all workloads in a hybrid environment?

Solution

Athenz issues service identities in the form of short-lived X.509 certificates to all workloads deployed in private or public clouds enabling secure communication among all workloads with mTLS.


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Authorization and identity provider solution for your Kubernetes clusters

Problem

How do we provide credentials to container workloads to prove its identity and to authenticate with the Kubernetes API, establish mTLS with services, and define role-based access control (RBAC)?

Solution

An Identity provider mechanism enables workloads to authenticate with kubernetes container credentials such as pod bound service account tokens in exchange for Athenz service identity certificates using a callback mechanism that allows a kubernetes pod-aware identity service to authenticate such credentials.


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Industry Standard Authorization mTLS bound access token

Problem

How to deploy a centralized authorization store and deploy a consistent authorization solution based on industry standard OAuth2 access tokens without implementing the logic in each application?

Solution

Athenz Token Service issues industry standard mTLS bound OAuth2 access tokens that application services can use to both authenticate (x.509 identity certificates) and authorize requests based on policies defined in the Athenz Management System.


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AWS Temporary Credentials for On-Prem services

Problem

How to securely access AWS services from on-prem data centers without using static credentials defined in AWS IAM?

Solution

Services running in on-prem data can use their Athenz issued identity x.509 certificates to request AWS temporary credentials from Athenz Token Service running in AWS.

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Getting Started

Explore the Athenz documentation and create a test development environment with ZMS (Athenz Management Service), ZTS (Athenz Token Service), and UI services. For reference implementation, visit the Java Client/Servlet or Go Client/Server example documentation.