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 1.5K GitHub stars and 81 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Oathkeeper's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Oathkeeper?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Oathkeeper
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- 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 Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Oathkeeper?
AWS Identity and Access Management.
AWS Service Catalog
AWS Service Catalog allows IT administrators to create, manage, and distribute catalogs of approved products to end users, who can then access the products they need in a personalized portal. Administrators can control which users have access to each application or AWS resource to enforce compliance with organizational business policies. AWS Service Catalog allows your organization to benefit from increased agility and reduced costs because end users can find and launch only the products they need from a catalog that you control.
Teleport makes it easy for users to securely access infrastructure and meet the toughest compliance requirements.