Open Policy Agent (OPA) 101

Kubernetes Bytes

Apr 3 2024 • 1 hr 7 mins

In this episode of the Kubernetes Bytes podcast, Ryan and Bhavin talk to Charlie Egan, Sr. Developer Advocate at Styra about all things Open Policy Agent or OPA. This episode is meant to be a 101 level episode, where we will learn what OPA is and how it can help improve the security posture for your applications running on Kubernetes. The discussion dives into some of the use cases for OPA and how it helps with Kubernetes admission control,  auditing, etc.

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Timestamps:

  • 07:46 Interview with Charlie
  • 01:02:00 Key takeaways

Show Links:

  • OPA Ecosystem https://www.openpolicyagent.org/ecosystem/
  • OPA Envoy Integration https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa-envoy-plugin
  • Charlie's site: https://charlieegan3.com
  • OPA Docs: https://www.openpolicyagent.org/docs/latest/
  • OPA Playground: https://play.openpolicyagent.org
  • OPA Slack: https://communityinviter.com/apps/openpolicyagent/signup