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Tuesday, November 4 • 11:15 - 12:45
Barbican: Securing Your Secrets

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Security is at, or near, the top of everyone's list of "stuff that's important," yet the management of security artifacts (such as keys and certificates) has been lacking a cohesive solution.  This is where Barbican comes into the picture.  Barbican is a ReST API plus python command line client that provides secure storage and provisioning of secrets, including keys and certificates.

This tutorial is a tour through the magical world of Barbican, led by members of the Barbican project.   

You will interact directly with a live instance of Barbican to store and retrieve secrets, orders, and containers. You will also be shown examples and use cases of how Barbican can help you on your quest to secure your secrets.

You are not expected to have any previous experience with Barbican.  A basic understanding of security components (such as keys and certificates) and a basic understanding of ReST is helpful, but not required.

By the end of the class you will know:

1)   Importance of secret storage

2)   How to store & retrieve secrets with Barbican

3)   How to submit an order with Barbican

4)   How to create a container

5)   Use cases for Barbican / Examples

6)   The future of Barbican --Ordering SSL Certs

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Steve Heyman

Software Developer - Test, Rackspace
I'm an SDT (Software Developer - Test) at Rackspace which is a very cool position where I am responsible for ensuring the quality of code by writing even more code! Since Oct 2013, I've been working on Barbican (key management for OpenStack) and find it challenging and interesting...but... Read More →
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Douglas Mendizábal

PTL Barbican, Rackspace
Douglas is a Racker, and the current PTL for the Key Management (Barbican) project.  Before being involved in OpenStack, Douglas was a software development consultant specializing in secure development of mobile and web applications.  Douglas also helps organize the Alamo City Python... Read More →

John Vrbanac

Software Developer III
John loves learning, building, and breaking all the things. Over the years, this has resulted in him exploring numerous programming languages and developing numerous tools and frameworks for various companies. In recent years, John's focus is to work more in the open-source world... Read More →
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Chelsea Winfree

Software Developer
Chelsea Winfree is a software developer on the Rackspace Barbican development team. She has a passion for both teaching and learning. She also has 5 years of experience with quality testing and development and has been a Racker for almost 2 years. She lives in the hills of Central... Read More →
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John Wood

Enterprise Architect on the Barbican Team, Rackspace
John is an Enterprise Architect at Rackspace, and a core developer for the Barbican key management project. He has been active in working with other contributors and projects to foster Barbican's integration into OpenStack. John received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:15 - 12:45
Room 241

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