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Seamless Secrets: How Opsera is Making Customer Data More Secure Than Ever

Vishnu Vasudevan
Vishnu Vasudevan
Published on
March 1, 2023

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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.

A Cybersecurity Warning

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. 

Opsera Partnership with HashiCorp Brings New Security Awareness to Salesforce

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:

  • Toolchain Automation: You pick the tools you want from a self-service catalog of best-of-breed tools, or bring your own tools, and automate any toolchain via Opsera's one-click deployment & Tool Registry. Eliminate manual scripts and save time with pre-built connectors, native APIs, easy life cycle management, and automated governance.
  • Declarative Pipelines: Build no-code pipelines easily using drag-and-drop workflows, with quality and security gates built-in. You get out-of-the-box integrations and pipeline visibility across all the CI/CD stages for various use cases, including software engineering, SaaS release automation (Salesforce, Adobe Experience Manager, Apigee, Informatica, Snaplogic, and Snowflake), and infrastructure-as-code pipelines.
  • Unified Insights and Contextualized Logs: Opsera provides comprehensive unified unified insights across your entire CI/CD ecosystem, aggregated and contextualized logs for faster resolution, improved auditing and compliance, and intelligent personalized dashboards with more than 100 KPIs across six dimensions (planning, development, security, quality, operations, and productivity), so you can make smarter decisions using our Actionable intelligence dashboards or KPIs.

Changing the Future of security With Opsera and HashiCorp

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.

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