Secure Application Deployment with Istio on Kubernetes you own this product

basics of Istio • intermediate Kubernetes • beginner Prometheus • beginner Tracing specifically Jaeger • intermediate HTTPS and basic TLS • basic service mesh architecture
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using Istio service mesh • exposing the application to users securely via HTTPS • protecting sensitive user information using Istio Auth policies • understanding application behavior by using Istio telemetry • efficiently debugging your Istio service mesh
Neeraj Poddar
6 weeks · 7-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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The Istio service mesh gives you complete visibility over your large scale microservices applications, making it easy to enforce security, manage traffic, spot and debug errors, and improve user experience.

In this liveProject, you’ll get hands-on experience of safely and securely exposing an e-commerce microservices-based store using Istio. You’ll iteratively build in new security features step-by-step, mastering Istio as you go. You’ll handle deploying your application with Istio and Kubernetes, encrypting traffic to your application via self-managed TLS certificate, understanding application behavior by using Istio telemetry, and finish up with an efficient debug of your app using the Istio service mesh. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the skills to ensure the security of your app, and start making the move away from error-prone manual management of microservices.

This project is sponsored by Aspen Mesh
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Neeraj Poddar
Neeraj Poddar is a technical leader who has worked on various aspects of operating systems, networking, and distributed systems over the span of his career. He is passionate about developing efficient and performance-distributed applications. He's an open-source enthusiast who focuses on the application of open source technologies across different industries. He is a long-term contributor and maintainer of key areas in the Istio project like Networking and Product Security. He currently serves on the Istio Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and Steering Committee.


This liveProject is for engineers and operators who know the basics of Istio. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Kubernetes (intermediate)
  • Prometheus (beginner)
  • Jaeger (beginner)
  • HTTPS (intermediate)
  • Certificate management (beginner)
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Debugging

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to use Istio to securely expose an e-commerce application so that customers can make purchases.

  • Using Istio service mesh
  • Exposing your application to users securely via HTTPS
  • Protecting sensitive user information by utilizing istio Auth policies
  • Understanding application behavior by using Istio telemetry
  • Efficiently debug your Istio service mesh


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