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Using Lambda extensions to accelerate Secrets Manager access

AWS Lambdas have recently been extended with a new feature that adds a runtime environment before a Lambda is executed: Lambda extesions. We have published a writeup on the Square Developer blog how we trialed this technology before it was generally available to prefetch secrets from Secrets Manager: Using AWS Lambda Extensions to Accelerate AWS Secrets Manager Access. This work has also been covered in the AWS Compute Blog.

Providing mutual TLS Identities to AWS Lambdas

AWS Lambdas have no built-in mechanism for mutual TLS identity - so at Square we built a system that issues SPIFFE-compatible identity to them so they can connect to our service mesh. The writeup is hosted on the Square Developer blog: Providing mutual TLS Identities to AWS Lambdas.

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