Kuma 1.6.0 and Kong Mesh 1.7.0 Released With Kubernetes Gateway API support, AWS ACM Integration and more!
We are happy to announce the latest release for both Kong Mesh and Kuma, which is packed with features and improvements. Kong Mesh 1.7 is focused on security and stability, as it allows to better integrate with AWS thanks to a native AWS ACM integration to store CA certificates while implementing mTLS across our services, and to connect to HashiCorp Vault via AWS Auth. But there is a lot more!
We strongly suggest upgrading, in order to take advantage of the latest and greatest when it comes to service mesh.
Notable improvements in Kong Mesh 1.7.0
🚀 Everything in Kuma 1.6.0, including Kubernetes GatewayAPI support and the new improved transparent proxying setup.
🚀 Support for AWS ACM as an official certificate provider for zero-trust.
🚀 Support for AWS authentication when connecting to HashiCorp Vault
🚀 We have introduced support for the Inspect API in the OPA policies
More minor updates, including configurable OPA timeouts.
For users running HashiCorp Vault on AWS, using the AWS builtin authentication can greatly reduce the configuration complexity and the requirement needed for storing credentials. This has a dual advantage for both simplicity and reinforced security.