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AWS KMS 可以在 VPC 內直接存取了

AWS Key Management Service 宣布支援 AWS PrivateLink Endpoint 了:「How to Connect Directly to AWS Key Management Service from Amazon VPC by Using an AWS PrivateLink Endpoint」。先前需要透過 Internet 流量存取 (透過 NAT、Proxy 之類的服務),現在則是可以接到 VPC 內直接用了:

Previously, applications running inside a VPC required internet access to connect to AWS KMS. This meant managing internet connectivity through internet gateways, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies.

With support for Amazon VPC endpoints, you can now keep all traffic between your VPC and AWS KMS within the AWS network and avoid management of internet connectivity.

KMS 需要 Internet 也是之前設計架構時比較痛的地方,現在總算是有個方向可以減少痛處了...

AWS PrivateLink + SaaS 的用法

原來 AWS 搞 PrivateLink 不只要整合自己的服務,還包括非 AWS 的服務:「AWS PrivateLink Update – VPC Endpoints for Your Own Applications & Services」。

簡略的來說,以往的 SaaS 服務大多都是提供 Public IP 讓客戶端使用,對於服務的使用方與提供方來說,當兩者都在 AWS 同一個 region 時,在處理 security group 設定不太方便,所以通常就不會設定... 另外還要注意可以從外部透過 access token 存取服務 (像是有員工離職,但 access token 未必會換掉)。

這次推出的 PrivateLink + SaaS 的組合提供了另外一個選擇,可以把服務藏在內部,安全性比以前好很多:

Today we are building upon the initial launch and extending the PrivateLink model, allowing you to set up and use VPC Endpoints to access your own services and those made available by others.

不過這個機制綁 AWS 綁的更深了...

AWS PrivateLink

AWS 計畫把先前設計的 VPC Endpoint 都併到 AWS PrivateLink 裡,統一管理:「New – AWS PrivateLink for AWS Services: Kinesis, Service Catalog, EC2 Systems Manager, Amazon EC2 APIs, and ELB APIs in your VPC」。

Today we are announcing AWS PrivateLink, the newest generation of VPC Endpoints which is designed for customers to access AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the traffic within the AWS network. Kinesis, Service Catalog, Amazon EC2, EC2 Systems Manager (SSM), and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) APIs are now available to use inside your VPC, with support for more services coming soon such as Key Management Service (KMS) and Amazon Cloudwatch.

這樣就不用弄 proxy server 然後在上面管一堆 policy 了... (先不講自己搞 HA 的麻煩事,光是有些程式還得 patch 才能支援 proxy 就會想翻桌了 XD)

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