Community Newsletter: May 2023
Hey everyone! Fraser 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:
Temporal and Common Fate
Our friends at Temporal have recently written about their experience with Common Fate to date and how it's been important for their security posture. Importantly, by using Common Fate, they've reduced their administrative access by 90% +.
Common Fate Cloud - Beta
We're delighted to announce that Common Fate Cloud is now in private beta!
Common Fate Cloud is our take on safe production access and mitigates the need to give engineers administrative access roles altogether. Some of the use cases that Common Fate Cloud solve include automated runbooks, secrets operations, technical customer support, and database access.
Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing a bunch of new features and we're eager to take any and all feedback.
If you'd like to be invited to the private beta, please reach out to email@example.com and we will send you an invite link.
Here's a sneak peak of the Common Fate Cloud beta and how to get started.
We've released some small improvements to Granted this month. Summary below:
- Add AWS 'sm' shortcut for secrets manager by @alexjurkiewicz in #422
- Add console-destination switch to enable bookmarking, use regional endpoints by @perpil in #419
- Remove trailing slashes from
granted_sso_start_urlby @perpil in #411
- Auto detect SSO region using html from sso-start-url by @perpil in #413
This shows how Granted can be used as a credentials broker with Speedrun.
We have some exciting events coming up in the near future! Mark your calendars for:
- AWS London Summit, 7 June 2023. Chris (our 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.