Back at the end of March, the CNCF accepted a new sandbox project for identity management. The project is called SPIFFE, which stands for Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone. It's being supported by Amazon, Google and Red Hat, but at the center of the project is Scytale, a startup founded specifically for SPIFFE.
Scytale and SPIFFE are the brainchild of Sunil James, who's been in the software industry since the turn of the century. With a resume that dates all the way back to one of the first companies to offer security bug bounties, and time at both Amazon and Google, James has a long view of some of the pain points that have been experienced by teams moving their enterprise environments into rapidly scalable, cloud-based infrastructure.