Enforcing Automatic mTLS With Linkerd and OPA Gatekeeper

November 30, 2019

In this KubeCon talk, Microsoft’s Rita Zhang and our own Ivan Sim discuss how Linkerd and Gatekeeper can be leveraged to automate and enforce mTLS policy in production. Whether you have a six-node or 600-node k8s clusters, the integrity and security of your traffic among workloads can never be jeopardized. Automate the app and management of different mTLS policies as your team scales.

Rita and Ivan discuss how to encrypt all east-west traffic with Linkerd’s zero config automatic mTLS capability. Then, they’ll use Gatekeeper to define, enforce, and audit every workload entering the cluster ensuring configuration is valid and conformant to policy.