Any alternative of AAD Pod identity?

Tanul 1,251 Reputation points


Currently we are using AAD pod identity package to interact with azure key vault from kubernetes. Is there any other alternative available?

As discussed here, its releases happened once a month only i.e. in the first week. This package has vulnerabilities which are difficult to manage because our prisma security team is raising concerns.

Would be grateful if you can share some alternatives for the same. Thank you.

Kind Regards,

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 21,966 Reputation points

    Hello @Tanul ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.
    I understand you are looking for an alternative of AAD Pod identity. As far as I know through this announcement, we are planning to replace AAD Pod Identity with open-source project called Azure Workload Identity. Going forward, we will no longer add new features to this project in favor of Azure Workload Identity. However, we will continue patching critical bugs and security vulnerabilities until further notice.

    With this project, developers can use native Kubernetes concepts of service accounts and federation to access Azure AD protected resources, such as Azure and Microsoft Graph, without needing secrets.

    Refer to doc for release cadence.

    Hope this detail helps.

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