A cloud native Identity & Access Proxy

What is Oathkeeper?

A cloud native Identity & Access Proxy (IAP) which authenticates and authorizes incoming HTTP requests. Inspired by the BeyondCorp / Zero Trust white paper. Written in Go.

Oathkeeper is a tool in the Cloud Access Management category of a tech stack.

Oathkeeper is an open source tool with 1.35K Github Stars and 54 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Oathkeeper's open source repository on Github

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Oathkeeper's Features

  • Identify the user and provide the user session to API backends
  • Restrict access to certain resources based on a set of rules
  • Transform access credentials (e.g. OAuth2 Access Tokens, SAML Assertions, ...) to a format (e.g. JSON Web Token, Plaintext, Basic Authorization, ...) consumable by your API services

Oathkeeper's alternatives

  • AWS IAM - Securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users
  • AWS Service Catalog - Create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS
  • Teleport - Modern Privileged Access Management

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