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VSecM Roadmap

Link Introduction

This is a page where we publish our approximate roadmap for VMware Secrets Manager for Cloud-Native Apps. Note that this is not a commitment to deliver any of the features listed here, and that the roadmap is subject to change at any time without notice.

Whenever we release a new version of VMware Secrets Manager, we will update this page, and also the changelog to reflect the changes.

One-Year Window

This page will only contain information about the next 12 months of the project. We will update the roadmap every release, and remove the completed items from the list, and add a new iteration at the end of the list.

Link Active Iterations

Link VSecM v0.26.0 (codename: Fornax)

Apr 25, 2024 - May 22, 2024

This iteration will be mainly about stability and documentation updates.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vFornax .

Link VSecM v0.27.0 (codename: Gemini)

May 23, 2024 - Jun 19, 2024

The sole focus of this iteration is increasing test coverage product-wide, as best as we can. We’ll start with integration tests; and focus on unit tests on the next iteration.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vGemini .

Link VSecM v0.28.0 (codename: Hydra)

Jun 20, 2024 - Jul 17, 2024

This iteration is again about increasing coverage. We will focus on unit tests.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vHydra.

Link VSecM v0.29.0 (codename: Indus)

Jul 18, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024

In this iteration, we will focus on adding use cases and tutorials, along with any stability and security improvement that may come our way.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vIndus.

Link VSecM v0.30.0 (codename: Lupus)

Aug 15, 2024 - Sep 11, 2024

This iteration will be about adding more features that may be immediately useful around VSecM Sentinel CLI.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vLupus.

Link VSecM v0.31.0 (codename: Mensa)

Sep 12, 2024 - Oct 09, 2024

This iteration is about SDKs and KMS integration.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vMensa.

Link VSecM v0.32.0 (codename: Norma)

Oct 10, 2024 - Nov 06, 2024

This iteration is about visibility and metrics. We’ll create a /stats and a /health endpoint for VSecM Safe among other observability improvements.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vNorma.

Link VSecM v0.33.0 (codename: Orion)

Nov 07, 2024 - Dec 04, 2024

This iteration we’ll focus on helm charts and code coverage.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vOrion.

Link VSecM v0.34.0 (codename: Perseus)

Dec 05, 2024 - Jan 01, 2025

We will continue with the helm charts work that we have started in the previous iteration.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vPerseus.

Link VSecM v0.35.0 (codename: Reticulum)

Jan 02, 2025 - Jan 29, 2025

We’ll focus on more advanced use cases, such as OIDC authentication and storing the root keys in an external KMS.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vReticulum.

Link VSecM v0.36.0 (codename: Sagittarius)

Jan 30, 2025 - Feb 26, 2025

This iteration, we’ll continue with KMS integration and OIDC authentication.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vSagittarius.

Link VSecM v0.37.0 (codename: Telescopium)

Feb 27, 2025 – Mar 26 2025

The main focus of this iteration is integrating with upstream cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and GCP.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vTelescopium.

Link VSecM v0.38.0 (codename: Ursa)

This is a “catch all” that contains all remaining documented future plans. We will create new iterations from it as the time gets closer.

Here is a list of issues that are candidate for VSecM vUrsa.

Link Closed Iterations

Link VSecM v0.25.0 (codename: Eridanus)

Mar 28, 2023 - Apr 24, 2024

This iteration was mostly about security and stability.

Here is a list of issues that were closed in vEridanus.

Link VSecM v0.24.0 (codename: Draco)

Feb 29, 2023 - Mar 27, 2023

To automate things and be able to dynamically follow issues better, from this point on we started labeling them and share the GitHub filter here.

This iteration was mainly focused on demos and documentation.

Here is a list of issues that were closed in vDraco.

Link VSecM v0.23.0 (codename: Cassiopeia)

Feb 01, 2024 - Feb 28, 2024

This iteration was focused on improving how VMware Secrets Manager logs and reports errors. We will also focus on improving the performance of the VMware Secrets Manager website.

  • Secretless VSecM: Ability to use VMware Secrets Manager without relying on Kubernetes Secrets. This will allow users to use VMware Secrets Manager without having to create Kubernetes Secrets at all–even for the root keys.
  • Ability to use VSecM across clusters (multi-cluster federation support).
  • More automation, and stability improvements.
  • Ability to use an “init command” for VSecM Sentinel to run before the world starts.
  • Ability to generate pattern-based random secrets.
  • The operator shall be able to export secrets in an encrypted format, and can decrypt them, if they have the right permissions.
  • A public ECR registry to share the untested “edge” versions of VMware Secrets Manager, for those who like living dangerously.
  • Focus on increasing test coverage.
  • Ability to create Kubernetes Secrets without necessarily associating them with a workload.
  • Adding “invalid before” and “expires after” timestamps to secrets, to help with secret rotation.
  • Progress towards Open SSF Best Practices compliance; reaching 97% of the
    requirements.

Link VSecM v0.22.0 (codename: Boötes)

Sep 12, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024

This was a relatively longer release because due to the “time-stop” effect of the holiday season, the majority of the core contributors will be spending quality time with their loved ones and recharging their batteries for the upcoming year.

This release will be more about enhancing deployment workflows, testing automation and CI/CD pipelines. We will also focus on improving the overall user experience.

  • Ability for an operator to export secrets (by providing a public key), to use in other workflows.
  • More documentation updates.
  • More flexibility in SPIFFEID validation.
  • Increased stability.
  • Lots of documentation updates, especially around security and production setup.
  • Static code analysis.
  • Website enhancement: Versioned snapshots of the documentation.
  • Option for VSecM to run in-memory; without having to rely on any backing store.
  • Security: Ability to lock VSecM Safe.

Link VSecM v0.21.0 (codename: Andromeda)

Aug 15, 2023 - Sep, 11, 2023

This was a stability-focused release. We focused on fixing bugs, improving stability, and improving workflows and CI/CD pipelines. We also created missing documentation and generated new video tutorials that feature the current version of VMware Secrets Manager.

Check out the release notes to learn more about what has been added, changed, and fixed in this release.

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