Community Newsletter: June 2024
2 July 2024
Here's our product and community news for June.
Community Newsletter: June 2024

Community Newsletter: June 2024

Hey everyone! Shwetha here with the latest tech update. If you're eager for deeper insights and real-time updates, make sure to 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:

Our latest blog post: Simplifying Just-in-Time Access Governance using Cedar

Check out our latest blog post in which AWS IAM expert Rowan Udell has conducted a deep dive into AWS's open-source policy language Cedar and how we utilize it for Just-In-Time access here. Want to learn more about how we use Cedar? Book a live demo using this link.

Featured at re:Inforce

We were pleasantly surprised to be acknowledged by AWS recently during the re:Inforce 2024 keynote for our utilization of Cedar. Our work with Cedar showcases how the open-source policy language can be used to control your access management. We are proud to be at the forefront of this new technology!

New Request UI

We're excited to announce improvements to our request access UI. The new interface now displays the AWS organizational unit and GCP folder that accounts belong to, providing a better context for users. Additionally, the web console now encourages users to select read-only/view-only access by default, though other roles remain available via the drop-down menu.

Breakglass Access

We have recently added Breakglass access, which allows a user to optionally bypass approval requirements on an access request in situations where immediate access is required. By default, no Breakglass access is permitted in your Common Fate deployment.

Granted Updates

In our ongoing commitment to enhancing Granted, we're excited to share the latest updates:

Support for Firefox Nightly

You can now use Granted with Firefox's Nightly browser. To set this up, run granted browser set , select Firefox Nightly, and enter the path to your browser. Thanks, @meuxx for this contribution.

Added the option to clear the entire Granted cache

You can now run granted cache clear --all and choose which secure storage you want to clear the cache. The command will then clear all credentials for the selected secure storage.

A big shoutout to our first-time contributor:

For a comprehensive list of changes, please visit our changelog.

Your voice shapes our tools. We value your feedback, suggestions, and ideas, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time,

The Common Fate Team

Shwetha Umashanker
Shwetha Umashanker
Solution Architect
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