Community Newsletter: April 2023
Hey everyone! Chris here with a monthly update for you. If you want to contribute to what we're building, or would like more regular weekly updates, please join our Slack community or follow us on Twitter.
Here's what's been happening in the world of Common Fate over the past month:
We've released the Provider Registry - a central repository that serves as a public database for storing and sharing Access Providers. The Provider Registry allows developers to discover, publish, and deploy Access Providers built by the Common Fate community.
Read our announcement or visit the registry at registry.commonfate.io.
Common Fate featured at AWS Community Day Nordics
Theodoros Mylonidis, a CloudOps Engineer at Qred, gave a presentation at AWS Community Day Nordics this month on how Qred uses Common Fate to manage privileged access to their AWS organisation. Theo has led the deployment of Common Fate at Qred and is an advocate for developer-friendly privileged access workflows.
Granted user experience improvements
Granted uses the system keychain to securely store cloud credentials. This month, we released improvements to our keychain integration which make Granted a lot faster to use with tools like kubectl:
- Improved caching of AWS credentials (released in v0.10)
- Improved MacOS keychain UX (released in v0.11)
A big thankyou to Luke Young (@lyoung-confluent) for contributing these improvements.
Granted CLI Access Requests
In Granted v0.11, team members using the AWS CLI can now request access to AWS roles using Common Fate directly from the terminal. Read about this in our documentation here.
We have some exciting events coming up in the near future! Mark your calendars for:
- AWS London Summit, 7 June 2023
- Chris (myself! Co-founder and CTO) will be there in person
As always, we want to hear from you! If you have any feedback, suggestions, or ideas for how we can make Granted and Common Fate even better, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Until next time,
The Common Fate Team