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What is Service Mesh in Microservices?

The microservice architecture involves breaking the application into small interconnected services, each performing a specific task. This breakdown enables developers to work on individual services without affecting the rest of the application, leading to more agility and easier scaling. These services communicate through APIs and, as the number of services within an application increases, developers may introduce a microservice service mesh to control all the service-to-service communication.

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Microservices Security: Fundamentals and Best Practices

The many benefits of microservices architecture, such as improved scalability and agility, explain why organizations are migrating from the traditional monolithic architecture. However, these benefits come at the cost of increased complexity, especially regarding security. According to an O’Reilly survey, 56% of respondents considered increased complexity the greatest challenge in developing microservices.

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Security Challenges in Microservices

Before the rise of cloud computing and small autonomous services built with containers, a typical application would consist of a monolith of code with a frontend, a backend and a database. Developers would take extra caution when updating their code because any change or bug could affect the entire application. As an alternative, microservices broke down applications into small interconnected services — each responsible for their discrete function, collaborating using APIs.

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How to Enforce Fine-Grained Authorization in Microservices

The shift from monolithic architectures to microservices poses complex authorization challenges to development teams. In this article, we look at how to enforce fine-grained access control in cloud-native environments as we make a case for a dynamic approach to authorization in microservices. Key takeaways.

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4 Best Practices for Microservices Authorization

There are unquestionable advantages to cloud native technologies, but significant challenges as well. Case in point: microservices authorization. Microservices have, for many companies, become the architecture of choice for cloud native apps — whether for migrating legacy apps or building new cloud native applications.

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Learn Microservice Authorization on Styra Academy

Styra Academy, our online training portal for free courses on OPA, Rego, and Styra Declarative Authorization Service, has a new course available - Microservice Authorization! Before diving in, let’s get a better understanding of microservices and some of the authorization challenges developers need to consider. Microservices are everywhere — and securing them presents a unique set of challenges.

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How to secure microservices in a Zero-Trust environment

Microservices architecture is a convenient way to silo different software services compared to traditional software architecture and design. However, with multiple microservices communicating amongst each other - the attack surface of the network is greatly increased. The security of such a system depends on the security of all the services. Any deviation in the system’s security ultimately undermines the integrity of the entire network.

Securing Microservices-Based Apps with Dynamic Traffic Authz

Learn how to tightly control traffic flow to, from and between microservices with Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) & Kong Mesh. When it comes to the digital transformation journey, teams are often faced with distributed software architectures in order to accelerate innovation and reduce costs. With Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) now integrated with Kong Mesh, teams have the collaboration tools and visibility required to manage service mesh traffic via Open Policy Agent (OPA) at a global scale.