Security Hardening

Goldstack modules provide a balance between usability and security. If you have heightened security requirements, you can easily configure the modules for more security. Simply follow the documentation below or the documentation provided with your modules.


The biggest trade-off made in all AWS modules is that there are no restrictive policies and permissions configured. Instead, many resources are simply given admin rights to all components of the system. This is similar to how resources would work in vanilla Kubernetes and works well for small applications and for initial greenfield development. We also recommend that within larger organisations, Goldstack projects should be deployed to dedicated AWS accounts (for further reading see AWS Organisations) whenever possible.

However, for workloads that are more security sensitive we recommend setting more restrictive policies. This must be done on a per-module basis. Please see the module documentation provided for the modules you have selected for specific instructions (links to relevant module documentation should have been sent to you via email).

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