Monday, January 31, 2022

Simple, quick and secure cloud onboarding for workshops and hackathons

Create an external Identity Provider
Short-lived projects like hackathons or workshops often have the following characteristics:

  • similar privileges for everyone on the project,
  • only few IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles,
  • preferred simple administration (setup, running it, cleanup) over tightest security.

Additionally, such projects often are repeated with similar setup, but other participants. So, how do you onboard them efficiently and securely?

With that question in mind, I published two blog posts on the IBM side along with code on GitHub:

The articles utilize features and services like access groups and trusted profiles, external identity providers based on IBM Cloud App ID. The code is in Terraform and Python for full automation where possible. Enjoy.

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