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September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:35pm
(VIRTUAL) Rootless Containers with Podman - Steven Ellis, Red Hat

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As more services are becoming containerised the security risks continue to increase. By adopting rootless containers we immediately remove a huge attack surface, in addition to providing the capability for any user to run containers on a host system without requiring admin rights. This talk will outline the core concepts and benefits of rootless containers, and how Podman provides a simple to use framework that integrates nicely with Systemd. Along the way we'll also touch on some of the other security and performance management capabilities that SELinux and CGroups bring to containerised deployments. To outline the benefits, and some of the bumpy bits along the way, Steve will use his initial deployments of Home Assistant and Mosquitto as containerised services for home automation, alongside workloads currently unsuitable for rootless containers. Since the presentation at linux.conf.au 2021 Podman continues to evolve which simplifies the process for running containers rootless. We're also starting to see 3rd party provided containers that support the most secure rootless approaches. This updated talk will cover some of these enhancements.

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Steven Ellis

Technical Portfolio Evangelist, Red Hat
Steve's is an Open Source Technology Evangelist in the APAC Office of Technology team at Red Hat. Over the last 25+ years he started work as a developer before transitioning to an infrastructure and operations architect across a broad range of Unix and Linux technologies. For most... Read More →


Wednesday September 29, 2021 1:45pm - 2:35pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab
  Linux Systems, Containers