Announcing App ID integration to IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Today, we're excited to announce App ID integration with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. You can use this integration to enforce policy-driven security in a consistent way using declarative configuration of the Ingress Controller to add App ID protection for web applications, APIs, and back-ends. Using this approach, you don’t have to instrument each of your applications separately - all the authorization and authentication flows will be handled automatically for you. No code change is required!

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Deploying to IBM Cloud Private 2.1.0.2 with IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI

IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks.

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IBM Cloud Garage Method Field Guide

What does it mean to behave like a startup? How can you transform your business? Field-tested answers to these questions and others are found in the IBM Cloud Garage Method Field Guide. Presented in a fun and visual format, the Field Guide introduces the method and its related practices and architectures that you need to quickly develop quality products.

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Hands-on time with IBM Cloud Private

To give you an idea of the IBM Cloud Private environment, the IBM Cloud Garage Method site hosts a hands-on demonstration using actual private servers, allocated on demand for your evaluation. The brief 10 minute demo guides you through the steps of installing a storefront shopping application defined by several Kurbernetes-based microservices. Once installed, you’ll see how to monitor its deployment and running status.

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Data-in-use protection on IBM Cloud using Intel SGX

While external attacks outnumber internal incidents as causes of breaches, malicious internal incidents are on the rise – in 2017, 46% of internal attacks were malicious insider incidents. As businesses become data-driven, they understand data security and privacy are competitive differentiators

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Common IBM Cloud ID and Billing Questions: Part 2

You expect and deserve answers to questions as quickly as possible so that you can move forward with your business. In Bluemix Support, we receive a number of similar questions involving account changes, billing, and login issues. As we see patterns, we update our externally published FAQs to help you address questions without needing to open a ticket. However, if you need to open a ticket, we will address it as quickly as possible based on the documented severity levels in our Getting customer support information. In conjunction with my April 2016 Common Bluemix ID and billing questions article, here are some questions and answers:

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Kubernetes versions in IBM Cloud Container Service

We are excited to announce the availability of Kubernetes v1.10.1 for your clusters that are running in IBM Cloud Container Service. You can easily update your cluster without the need for deep Kubernetes knowledge. When you deploy new clusters, the default Kubernetes version is now v1.9.7, or you can choose to immediately deploy v1.10.1. IBM Cloud Container Service now supports the latest four Kubernetes versions: v1.7, v1.8, v1.9, and v1.10. Please note that following our n-2 version support model, v1.7 will soon be deprecated.

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What’s included in the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI version 1.3.0

New in this release we have enhanced the create command to allow creating an application from an Open API 2.0 Specification. Simply proceed through the use of the create command as normal, but for Java, Node, and Swift runtimes, there is a new starter with the description Create Project or Empty Starter. Using this starter will then provide a prompt where you can enter the location of the Open API 2.0 document as either a file or a URL

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Tutorial: GitHub Traffic Analytics with Cloud Functions and Cloud Foundry

In a new solution tutorial, I show you how to automatically retrieve and store GitHub traffic data the serverless way with IBM Cloud Functions and Db2. The data can then be analyzed via a Web app deployed to Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud. The app is secured with App ID using OpenID Connect. The new service Dynamic Dashboard Embedded provides visualization of the views and clones of GitHub repositories.

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