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How to use Cloudflare for Service Discovery

Published on by Dani Grant.

Cloudflare runs 3,588 containers, making up 1,264 apps and services that all need to be able to find and discover each other in order to communicate -- a problem solved with service discovery. You can use Cloudflare for service discovery. By deploying microservices behind Cloudflare, microservices’ origins are

High-reliability OCSP stapling and why it matters

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

At Cloudflare our focus is making the internet faster and more secure. Today we are announcing a new enhancement to our HTTPS service: High-Reliability OCSP stapling. This feature is a step towards enabling an important security feature on the web: certificate revocation checking. Reliable OCSP stapling also improves connection times

A container identity bootstrapping tool

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

Everybody has secrets. Software developers have many. Often these secrets—API tokens, TLS private keys, database passwords, SSH keys, and other sensitive data—are needed to make a service run properly and interact securely with other services. Today we’re sharing a tool that we built at Cloudflare to securely

How we built rate limiting capable of scaling to millions of domains

Published on by Julien Desgats.

Back in April we announced Rate Limiting of requests for every Cloudflare customer. Being able to rate limit at the edge of the network has many advantages: it’s easier for customers to set up and operate, their origin servers are not bothered by excessive traffic or layer 7 attacks,