Authentication is an important part of functionality across software applications and infrastructures. It allows you to restrict access to users the system recognizes via tokens, username and password pairs, certificates, and other authentication mechanisms.
Kubernetes clusters simplify the deployment and maintenance of containerized workloads in the cloud. Organizations are finding that Kubernetes blurs the line between development and operations. For instance, engineers that don’t have access to traditional servers still find they need cluster permissions to test changes, run their tooling, and debug running workloads.
Kubernetes, an automated system for managing containerized applications, offers multiple benefits to developers. It eliminates application downtime by creating a new pod automatically when an existing pod crashes, and it allows teams to easily scale applications for traffic increases or decreases.
Kubernetes stands out as one of the most popular container orchestration tools currently available, with 5.6 million developers using the orchestrator by the end of 2021, a 67% increase from the previous year.
Kubernetes has modernized how organizations build, test, and deploy their software. Thanks to its modularity, open-source framework, and role-based access control (RBAC), companies can create a highly scalable and reliable enterprise-grade cluster while meeting strict security and governance requirements.