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Friday, October 28 • 2:55pm - 3:30pm
What We Learned From the Gateway API: Designing Linkerd’s New Policy CRD - Matei David, Buoyant, Inc

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Since the introduction of the new Gateway APIs, created by the SIG Network community, Linkerd maintainers have been working on leveraging a new pattern known as policy attachment in Linkerd’s authorization mechanism. In this talk, Matei, a Linkerd maintainer, will briefly cover the collection of Gateway APIs, what policy attachment represents, and how it works in practice, and uncover how Linkerd’s authorization policies have been revised with the policy attachment pattern in mind. Policy attachment, as outlined by the SIG Network community, allows platform-level policies, such as timeouts, retries, and custom health checks, to attach to any arbitrary Kubernetes type. This enables users to create custom policies that extend, and plug into the API instead of being a concrete part of it.

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Matei David

Linkerd maintainer, Buoyant Inc.
Matei is a London based software engineer at Buoyant and an avid open source contributor. One of the maintainers of the Linkerd project, CNCF's graduated service mesh, Matei is passionate about networking (not just the social type!) and systems engineering. He got involved in the... Read More →



Friday October 28, 2022 2:55pm - 3:30pm EDT
430 AB
  Open Interfaces + Interoperability