Community Newsletter: September 2023
29 September 2023
Here's our product and community news for September.
Community Newsletter: September 2023

Community Newsletter: September 2023

Hey everyone! Shwetha 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 months:

Granted Updates

We've been hard at work bringing some exciting feature requests to life. Here are a few highlights:

Introducing the --exec Flag with Double Dash (--) Prefix

  • You can now use the --exec flag with a double dash (--) prefix to execute more complex commands that involve quotations.

Support for Specific Browser Profiles

  • We've added support for launching specific browser profiles using the -browser-profile flag, compatible with browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Chromium variants.

New Cache Commands

  • Securely remove cached credentials with granted cache clear.
  • View available cached credentials and their storage type using granted cache list.

Caching IAM Credentials and MFA Token Code

  • For AWS profiles requiring an MFA prompt, Granted will now cache your credentials. If you can obtain an MFA token through a script, you can use the mfa-token flag with assume to bypass the MFA prompt.

A big shoutout to our first-time contributors:

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

Common Fate

Product Launch - Next Week

Next week, we will be launching something we’ve been working on for the past few months. We’re super excited to share it all with you!

Our inspiration for this new product is to create an aspirational AWS experience without needing to migrate infrastructure somewhere else. We can probably all agree that despite AWS providing us with powerful tools we use every day, they are incredibly complex, frustrating to use and feel very slow and ultimately difficult to secure (to put it mildly). We’re going to change this.

Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come next week:

AWS Confessions

In line with our upcoming product launch, a very consistent theme in our discussions with our community members over the past 12 months has been the frustrations associated with using AWS. So we thought we would create a space where we can share our gripes and air our grievances together!

I’m pleased to say that we will be releasing AWS Confessions - a place where you can anonymously say what you really think about your AWS experience and compare AWS horror stories.

We've already seen some great confessions and will open this up to you all next week to enter your own.

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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

Shwetha Umashanker
Shwetha Umashanker
Solution Architect
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