Today, NIST is releasing Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-204B, Attribute-based Access Control for Microservices-based Applications using a Service Mesh, for public comment. Its purpose is to provide guidance for building an ABAC-based deployment within the service mesh that meets the requirements stated above. The security assurance provided by the deployment, the supporting infrastructure needed and the advantages of the Next Generation Access Control (NGAC), the ABAC model representation developed at NIST that is used in the deployment are also discussed.
A public comment period for this document ends February 24, 2021. See the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.
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