We're continually on the lookout for tools and techniques that allow delivery teams to work independently from the rest of a larger organization while staying within its security and risk guardrails. Grafeas is such a tool. It lets organizations publish authoritative metadata about software artifacts—Docker images, libraries, packages—that is then accessible from build scripts or other automated compliance controls. The access control mechanisms allow for a separation of responsibility between the teams that publish approvals or vulnerabilities and the teams that build and deploy software. Although several organizations, including Google and JFrog, use Grafeas in their workflows, note that the tool is still in alpha.
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