Cloud Compliance With Open Policy Agent

Cloud Compliance With Open Policy Agent

Microservices distribute the complexity of applications into smaller processes and infrastructure. In conclusion policies for encyrption, cost labelling or access control become decentralized too. The already complex components of a cloud-native application, such as container orchestration, IaaS components and CI/CD pipelines, complicate the technically uniform definition of these guidelines further.

OPA (Open Policy Agent) is a CNCF tool to define and check policies. What makes opa special is the easy integration into cloud-native environments in combination with rego, a universal logical programming language which allows defining policies across technology boundaries. This technical presentation is an introduction into OPA and demonstrates typical use-cases.


Alex Krause

April 01, 2020