December brings another batch of improvements to the Akuity Platform. We've focused on making custom UI styles accessible to anyone, simplifying SSO configuration with schema validation, and displaying rich audit data.
The Akuity Platform has introduced a wizard for customizing the Argo CD UI. Instead of editing the CSS directly and finding a way to serve it to the Argo Sever - it gives a breakdown of the components, a preview of your changes, and several preset themes that provide an easy way to distinguish between your environments.
Crafting complex YAML for the Dex configuration has now gotten significantly easier by adding schema validation. This validation reduces the feedback loop when making changes to the SSO configuration of Argo CD instances. Get visual feedback as you code with clearly underlined errors to direct you. Also, if you are tired of working with YAML, there is a wizard to allow you to craft the Dex configuration without touching the YAML at all.
The audit log in the organization dashboard of the Akuity Platform now offers detailed information about events that took place inside your Argo CD instance. You can see when an event occurred, what object was involved, what action was taken, and who took it. As well as additional details when inspecting an event (e.g., the commit SHA for a sync). This powers fine-grained filtering of the audit log. You can export the complete records or only the filtered data to a
You can now limit the agent connections to trusted networks where you can be sure the clusters are legitimate. In the unlikely event that the agent install manifests are leaked, they could be deployed to another cluster to pose as the intended destination. Limiting the agent connections to the IP Allow List eliminates this risk.
Over a year after the start of the Docker Hub rate limiting, demos, workshops, and environments are still unexpectedly reaching their limit. The rate limit is set to 100 pulls per 6 hours per IP address for anonymous users or 200 for authenticated (non-paid) users. This limit is “normally” enough, but anyone that has done scalability testing or runs a large number of nodes knows that you can quickly burn through it. To address this, the
redis image is now pulled from the Akuity Quay registry to ensure it's always available.
We have simplified how an invited user can become a member of the organization. Say goodbye to invite codes and accept the invitation to the organization with one click within the dashboard.
You can change the name of your organization. In case you have chosen an arbitrary name while signing up for the free trial, but now you want to use it in production.
To try out all the new features, log in to your user account or start a free trial and have a fully-managed instance of Argo CD in minutes.
If you want any insights on where to start with Akuity or Argo CD, please reach out to me (Nicholas Morey) on the the CNCF Slack. You can find me on the
#argo-* channels, and don't hesitate to send me a direct message.
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