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Open-Source Community: CNCF Sandbox Accepts Cert-Manager

Open-Source Community: CNCF Sandbox Accepts Cert-Manager

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November 16, 2020 | Emil Hanscom

We’re thrilled to report that our colleagues at Jetstack have donated the cert-manager project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®) “Sandbox. cert-manager automates the management of X.509 machine identities within Kubernetes and OpenShift and has become one of the leading community projects in the cloud-native ecosystem.

Cert-manager enables developers to easily request machine identities to secure applications. Certificates can be signed by public and private certificate authorities such as Let’s Encrypt, and cert-manager handles the automation of the certificate lifecycle. This means developers can move fast and stay secure, while platform and security teams have control and visibility. The popularity of cert-manager within the Kubernetes community and its utility in a wide range of projects makes cert-manager an ideal project for the CNCF.

“It’s exciting to see cert-manager join the CNCF Sandbox,” said Matthew Bates, CTO and co-founder of Jetstack. “It’s been several years in the making to get to 1.0, and we’re hugely thankful to a community of over 250 contributors, and many end-users, to get it to where it is today. This is a foundational add-on to many Kubernetes and OpenShift clusters, and the project will benefit from being part of the CNCF and its ecosystem. We look forward to attracting a diverse contributor base and extending our partnership and cooperation with many other projects to further enhance the developer and operator experience.”

Jetstack recently celebrated the v1 release of cert-manager—a key milestone in the development of the project. Jetstack was acquired by Venafi in May; both organizations share a vision of how to deliver machine identity management to developers in modern, cloud-native infrastructures.

Learn more about cert-manager here:

https://www.jetstack.io


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Emil Hanscom
Emil Hanscom

Emil is the Public Relations Manager at Venafi. Passionate about educating the global marketplace about infosec and machine-identity issues, they have consistently grown Venafi's global news coverage year over year.

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