In this session, we cover the basics of locking down in-cluster network traffic using the new traffic policies introduced in Linkerd 2.11. Using Linkerd’s ability to authorize traffic based on workload identity, we cover a variety of practical use cases, including restricting access to a critical service, preventing traffic across namespaces, and locking down traffic while still allowing metrics scrapes, health checks, and other meta-traffic.
Jason Morgan is Technical Evangelist for Linkerd at Buoyant and co-chair of the CNCF Business Value Subcommittee. Passionate about helping others on their cloud native journey, Jason educates engineers on Linkerd, the original service mesh. You might have encountered his articles in The New Stack, where he breaks complex technology concepts down for a broader audience. Before joining Bouyant, Jas…