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In a containerized environment, certificates and mTLS play a critical role in securing your infrastructure. Our guides take you through the step-by-step process of implementing TLS certificates to meet your security needs, leveraging CertManager, Istio, and CSR API as vital security tools.
Certificates and mTLS are critical for securing communication in a containerized environment. They help ensure that the communication is secure, authenticated, and compliant. In addition, in many cases, both short-lived and longer-lived certificates are required to balance the security and operational needs of the infrastructure.
Short-lived certificates ensure that workload-to-workload communication between containers, or microservices within a cluster, is secure. These certificates are designed to be renewed frequently, every few minutes, hours, or days. Longer-lived certificates typically provide trust and authentication between infrastructure components, such as load balancers, API gateways, or Kubernetes controllers.
A well-designed PKI system should be able to handle both types of certificates and manage their lifecycle efficiently.
EJBCA PKI supports CertManager and securing service meshes via Istio and generic TLS, providing engineers with tools to secure their containerized applications. Today, you can try:
EJBCA centralizes certificate management, providing a single point of control for issuance, revocation, and renewal. This consistency and security extends across the entire containerized application environment, reducing the risk of security incidents and data breaches.
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Bouncy Castle is one of the most widely used FIPS-certified open-source cryptographic APIs for Java and C#, allowing developers to integrate PKI security into their applications easily.