How does mTLS work in Linkerd?

December 22, 2022

In this video, Buoyant CTO Oliver Gould explains how mTLS works in Linkerd. Mutual TLS, or mTLS, is a hot topic in the Kubernetes world, especially for anyone tasked with getting “encryption in transit” for their applications. So what is it exactly? mTLS is simply ‘regular TLS’ with one extra stipulation: the client is also authenticated. But what does that mean, and why is it such a critical component of a zero trust architecture? Watch this video to learn more.