Explore how Boundary provides secure access to hosts and services based on user identity with new tutorials on HashiCorp Learn.
One of HashiCorp's latest offerings is Boundary, an access management tool that provides secure management for dynamic infrastructure.
Boundary provides an easy way to access all of your hosts and services through a single workflow based on trusted identity. It lets you create granular, role-based access controls for any networked resource that can be used to extend or even replace a VPN or firewall.
Since the initial product announcement, several exciting new features have been released, including:
If you haven't checked out Boundary yet, HashiCorp Learn is a great place to explore the project. The Getting Started collection will provide a jump-start for installing and running Boundary in a dev environment and getting a sense for how Boundary enables access based on user identity.
If you've been keeping up with the project, the new Featured Tutorials section showcases the latest and greatest Boundary has to offer. Since the 0.2.0 release several new tutorials have been published that offer workflows for new features, including:
Once you've mastered the basics of running Boundary in Dev Mode, explore the Resource Management Workflows to understand more about how access to hosts is managed with role-based access controls (RBAC).
This workflow explains the basic workflows associated with managing users and groups, hosts, scopes, roles, and sessions are essential to understanding resource management operations.
The Boundary reference architectures are provided for users looking for more advanced examples of deploying Boundary on popular platforms, including Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Docker.
If you're familiar with the basics of managing Boundary resources, the reference architectures are a great place to explore deploying Boundary using common tools and workflows for non-dev environments. This example also makes use of the Boundary Terraform provider for users looking to automate the deployment and management of Boundary.
To learn more about Boundary, please visit the project website at boundaryproject.io, github.com/hashicorp/boundary for the source code, and HashiCorp Learn to find our step-by-step tutorials to get started with Boundary.
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