Summer may be winding down, but the Replicated Product & Engineering teams are moving full steam ahead on our product roadmap! It’s time for another fresh batch of exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf), our embedded K8s installer (kURL), and Vendor Web. Check out the recently shipped features and release highlights for August 2021 below.
We continue to evolve the security posture inherent to Vendor Web, this month with the addition of User API Tokens in Vendor Web to allow for programmatic access to the Vendor Web API on a per-user basis. When created, these tokens are scoped to ‘at-or-below’ the user’s RBAC settings and can only be used by whomever creates them. The token is displayed once for enhanced security, so be sure to save the details to somewhere like a password vault!
This is the first user-accessible feature in our work to refactor Vendor Web Tokens for improved security and control for vendors that are looking for programmatic access to Vendor Web. When compared to our existing Team Tokens, we hope you see the benefits and direction our team is headed in with regard to API tokens for Vendor Web. Below is an example of where you can check these out while logged into Vendor Web:
For vendors who have raised concerns about MinIO’s adoption of the GNU GPLv3 license, our team has continued our work towards removing any required MinIO usage. This month, we have brought vendors the option to remove MinIO instances that are created when KOTS snapshots are configured to use NFS or Host Path storage locations. Vendors received a first email and a follow-up email with additional detail. Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Customer Success (@cs-team) or ask the Product team (@pm) on your team’s Replicated Slack channel!
We continue our work to reduce any required use of MinIO within Replicated products and will continue to share updates along the way.
That’s it for the August release highlights! Want to learn more about these new features and what Replicated does to help vendors and customers install and manage modern apps on-prem? We would love to show you — click here to schedule a demo.