Containers are becoming more and more popular and are now widely adopted as a new deployment model for virtual, cloud and fog-based applications. In multiple scenarios, probability to expose internal application communication to other unintended applications running on the other containers would increase, which in turn leads to various security vulnerabilities/risks. There are several ways to authenticate and secure the communication as well as data exchange between containers either on a Private or even Public (cloud) network. But none of existing methods provide distributed way to authenticate containers and provide secure communication between the containers. The techniques presented herein propose method to provide trusted and fully distributed authentication model which will be used by containers belongs to the same distributed application to identify, authenticate each other, and provide secure communication.
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M M, Niranjan, "DE-CENTRALISED, AUTHENTICATED AND SECURE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTAINERS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 24, 2022)