Studies show that DevOps teams are running more security scans than ever before because of growing security concerns. Software companies need to bring in more customer security to maintain standard practices, especially when it comes to Salesforce DevOps pipelines.
Even though companies are integrating more cybersecurity, there’s often a disconnect when integrating security into Salesforce DevOps pipelines. This was seen in Heroku software, when a breach occurred recently. When Heroku recently announced status updates on its GitHub-related OAuth security breach, it addressed the danger of exposed customer passwords and data.
At Opsera, we introduce technology integration to mitigate these security risks. This is seen in how they are delivering a HashiCorp Vault integration that does better secret management for Salesforce.
Since the Heroku incident exposed security flaws, it showed the dangers if DevOps practitioners are not careful.
Even if it was a threat actor in the Heroku incident, companies should understand how losing a 2K byte text files can be detrimental to their business. While the incident is fixable, it’s not forgettable. For instance, Heroku created a plan for enhancing OAuth posture. However, they strangely left it up to users to decide if they still should use the GitHub integration. Even stranger, the integration is still not up, so there are still security dangers.
As for Salesforce, which is considered an essential system platform, users will need to manage multi-system access automatically and securely in more pipelines. This is why, when Opsera is activated, it offers a private Vault instance for the Opsera customer, making their information more secure. In addition, the authentication information used within an Opsera pipeline is automatically retrieved from the Vault server instance. This makes it helpful so exiting Vault customers can bring their own instance into Opsera.
Our seamless integration with HashiCorp gives Salesforce DevOps Pipeline powerful security to secure passwords, certificates, and encryption keys for protecting secrets and other sensitive data.
If you’re unfamiliar with HashiCorp, they are recognized as a leader in secret management platforms. With their advanced technology, they can provide functionality including disposable secret generation and management.
What makes them unique is that they have identity-based secrets and encryption management systems. To run the open-source version, users provision a server to run a Vault server instance. HashiCorp also offers to host Vault instances for users as a paid software-as-a-service (SaaS). Together, we can fix Salesforce’s cybersecurity flaws.
To understand how HashiCorp seamlessly integrates with Opsera, you should also know how Opsera works, and how we’re recognized as a low code SaaS DevOps platform. It lets users build DevOps pipelines via automated workflows. A key feature of Opsera is that it manages a scripted command server, which runs on a cloud-based server that accesses external systems.
The key elements of the Opsera DevOps Orchestration platform include:
At Opsera, we have a history of automating advanced cybersecurity practices technology for different companies that are looking for more security protection.
For instance, Gorkey Vemulapalli, who is Sr. Director, Precision Medicine Data & Systems in the Office of the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Hope medical center in Los Angeles, understands the danger of storing secrets,
“We needed an option to store the secrets in one place, to help manage our risk against breaches.”
This was mentioned by Mr. Vemulapalli in a recent interview with SalesforceDevops.net.
When Opsera and HashiCorp are integrated into Salesforce release management, customers get the required assurancethat their information is secure. At Opsera, we accomplished this by architecting the platform, separating a multi-tenant "control plane" SaaS infrastructure from all customer data. We deploy customer-dedicated data plane for each customer and keep all tools, processes, data, configurations, observability, and secrets in a dedicated VPC.
To learn more, talk to Opsera sales.