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Authorization for a Multi-Cloud System

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This is a project design I am currently working on to consume SPIFFE(Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone) bootstrapped trust and identification to provide authorization in a dynamically scaling, heterogeneous system, inspired by Mr. Prabath Siriwardena from WSO2 and under the supervision of Prof. Gihan Dias from University of Moratuwa. An enterprise system running across multiple clouds, as in the hybrid cloud, is an obvious example that will be benefitted from this. The objective is to open doors for the SPIFFE standard based systems to co-exist with rest of the systems with minimal effort, without compromising on security aspects while having an authorization solution based on SPIFFE.
What is SPIFFE? In brief, it is a trust bootstrapping and identification framework, submitted as a standard and accepted by CNCF(Cloud Native Computing Foundation)[1]. As of now, this standard has two main implementations as SPIRE and Istio[2], a platform that supports service mesh archit…

WSO2Con - 2011

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WSO2Con - 2011, the event of the year!

I found it a great a pleasure to have a chance to attend this event, which is to be a huge event in middle-ware industry with participations from Google, IBM and eBay and a perfect pool for technology lovers. Only few lucky students will get the chance to be there at student rates. But the great news is still you can reserve your place for a very low price regrading the value of this three-day conference with two more days in tutorials. Try and see whether you can catch the early bird rates too.

Check out event agenda and the registration page for more information. Here is what Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarna CEO-WSO2 has to say about the event.






MIT-AITI Experience–Part 3 /Demo Day

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It was our dream day, it was the day we waited to show off the results of the intensive hard work we did in just 6 weeks and got the maximum of out of it. I will be sharing that experience with this post.

We have been finished developing our product to the level to do a live demo by that time and unfortunately with the nature of our product ‘ThenaHari’, we were unable to perform it inside a conference hall. Following were the problems we had and the solutions we found with the help of Samidh, Lisa and Micheal. Simulate an outside journey inside a hall – We developed a simulator that mimics the path of a passenger travelling in a bus route. This simulator was mainly developed by Manoj, one of mobiAssist co-founders, with the contribution of others. This also solved the problem of not having a way to access a the LBS(Location Based Service) of service provider to track passenger location which was great. Making the alert via fake call – As we still did not had access to a service provid…

MIT-AITI Experience–Part 2

I am writing after completing the whole course and becoming a director and a co-founder of the company mobiAssist, the creator of ‘ThenaHari’. I would like to begin the story from where I stopped at previous post. After having fun at the end of 2nd week with elevator pitch competition we had a week filled with technical stuff with the help and guidance Micheal. Parallel to that Samidh and Lisa introduced us to the marketing principles, entrepreneurship skills and presenting and lot more. Those rest 4 weeks became so intensive with work and of course lot of fun too. Below I will be describing few important events that took place during those 4 weeks. Our product page product page at MIT site can be found in the given link. A photo coverage total photo coverage on overall program can be found . Hackathon This was a really cool and challenging experience. We were given 24 hours to complete as much as we can in our products and the group which create the most progress was to win. Meanwhile Mic…