Rafay Systems has released a free open source software project called Paralus to help keep users and applications safe in any Kubernetes environment. By providing a single login zero-trust K8s solution to grant authorised users seamless and secure access to all clusters with a native and familiar kubectl experience, Paralus offers identity and access management throughout an organisation and acts as a proxy between external access and the API server itself. Users are not required to configure or manage Kubernetes RBAC one cluster at a time, nor are they required to design a zero-trust solution from the ground up.
In addition, custom roles, users, and groups can be created, and permissions can be changed and revoked dynamically with immediate effect. Users can control access across clusters, namespaces, projects, and more, and they can benefit from seamless integration with single sign-on (SSO) and RBAC, which allows the use of external authentication engines for user and group definitions.
“The move to cloud-native inevitably causes the adoption of Kubernetes as the orchestration platform of choice. Rafay is leveraging its industry leadership and knowledge to accelerate the development of Paralus to ensure security and compliance practices evolve in parallel,” said Haseeb Budhani, the CEO and co-founder of Rafay Systems. “Paralus is part of our core Kubernetes Operations Platform offering, which is used by thousands of devs and architects at world-leading companies with their own SLAs. We are excited to open source this technology, actively maintain it with the cloud-native community and help organizations use the learnings from the market to focus on what is important – rolling out apps and products faster with less risk.”