A prime challenge to DevOps speed is the procurement of digital certificates. Manually requesting certificates is a non-starter yet most readily available automation solutions don’t comply with security policy. Proactive development teams know that the security policy should be defined as code, versioned as code and tested as code.
Complying with policy involves upfront collaboration across development teams, operations and information security teams. Once standards are agreed to, certificate issuance and deployment must be established programmatically to remove details so that development teams can instead focus on building innovative solutions.Read The White Paper
Automation is paramount for DevOps professionals. As software-defined infrastructure is modeled—through configuration management or other patterns—systems require certificates to be available at runtime, automatically and as fast as possible.
The exponential growth of machines demands a shift in the approach to digital certificates. Ultimately, from a process perspective, different workloads should have unique and programmatic methods to consume certificates throughout the whole development process. It’s time to bake trusted certificates into DevOps pipelines using a standardized REST API that abstracts away certificate issuers. Plus, it should work with existing DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, HashiCorp and Terraform.
Venafi’s DevOps solutions for SSL/TLS provides DevOps professionals with the visibility, intelligence and automation they need to secure modern architecture both on-premises and in the cloud using certificates that comply with policy.
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