DevOps creates a challenge for many organizations because they need to maintain agility while also recognizing that the DevOps process creates a broader attack surface. Prioritizing functional requirements over security while building applications leaves organizations exposed to significant risk. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege solutions reduce that risk by managing machine identities and access end-to-end across the entire corporate ecosystem, including DevOps environments and emerging tools and services.

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Establish Secure DevOps Practices

The introduction of microservices, container-based architectures, and DevOps practices have led to a revolution in software development. However, as companies adopt these new technologies, tools and methodologies, privileged access management becomes increasingly complex.

Security and operations teams must manage and audit permissions and credentials for a growing number of user and system accounts. Compounding the issue is that traditional methods of securing developer environments involve manual interventions and restrictive controls that significantly restrict the agility of development and operations.

Many DevOps practitioners face the challenge that establishing secure DevOps practices is just a side job, their main focus is on writing infrastructure code, fixing issues with the build servers, helping to diagnose build failures, helping new developers with issues and getting their environments set up.


Secure DevOps is a concept of integrating security into every aspect of DevOps-based software delivery process. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege solutions enable customers to securely build and deploy applications using DevOps practices. These solutions centralize and automate access controls to developer toolchains and underlying infrastructure, enhance application security, and enable logging and auditing of privileged activity.

With Centrify you can:

Centralize Privileged Access Management

Simplify privileged access management by centrally managing user rights and privileges for your services, containers, apps, VMs, and development environments hosted on-premises or in the cloud. You can authenticate users against any connected directory source including Active Directory, LDAP, Google Directory, or the Centrify Cloud Directory. Centrify supports continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud as well as in your on-premises environment.

Control Privileged Access

Granularly control who can access your developer resources, how they access those resources, and what actions are permitted. Using Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services, you can implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and temporary Privilege Elevation to access your developer toolchain, computing resources and secrets stores.

Enhance Application Security

Lock down privileged service and system accounts, store and manage secrets, and enable secure communication between applications, containers, and microservices. 

Assure Automation and Agility

Avoid manually establishing service accounts for each application. Instead leverage the local Centrify Client that can delegate its own credential. Subsequently, the applications can use the Centrify Delegated Machine Credential to authenticate to the Centrify Privileged Access Service and access its APIs.

Audit Privileged Activity

Automatically log, monitor, and audit administrative activity in your development and production environments.

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With the strong growth of the HashiCorp community, having Vault integrate with Centrify Zero Trust Privilege is a valuable option for our users. Centrify’s solution empowers users to leverage the control and flexibility of using their existing corporate source for identity, while also increasing security and agility. That’s huge for developers, who are usually required to sacrifice one over the other.

Burzin Patel, Vice President, Worldwide Alliances, HashiCorp

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