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PuppetConf 2014 – Day One: Hiera-Eyaml, Drones, and More

 

September 24, 2014 | DevOps | Kevin O'Brien

 

Team Conjur was out in force at PuppetConf 2014 yesterday, with our table set up front and center on the Golden Gate level of the event HQ at the Marriot Marquis. Over the course of the day, we had hundreds of conversations with the community of Puppet users, experts, and integrators, touching on everything from the relative security of hirea-eyaml (a good start, but not as robust as using Conjur to keep secrets out of Puppet manifests and Puppet master servers) to the future of continuous integration and DevOps.

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One theme we’ve seen emerge on the show floor is that good infrastructure hygiene is growing in importance as configuration management tools like Puppet are becoming increasingly embedded into the IT and DevOps workflow. Many of the attendees who have come up to chat have said that they either are looking for alternatives to the traditional LDAP/Kerberos/RADIUS toolchain, or that they’ve made an attempt at finding a modern alternative and been unable to do so quickly and easily.

In many ways, this is exactly what Conjur offers: a simple to implement, easy to configure, and widely integrated authorization platform for permissions and secrets management. For the Puppet audience, we released our PuppetForge module yesterday morning to make this even faster!

Check it out, and if you’ve not already done so, register for our Parrot AR Drone raffle — we’ll be pulling the winning ticket at 9am PST!

 

 

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