Red Hat Expands Podman Desktop and Donates Keycloak to CNCF

Red Hat hands over Keycloak to CNCF and expands Podman desktop

Open-source login provider Keycloak has undergone a change in ownership and is now under the auspices of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Previously owned by Red Hat, Keycloak is an IAM (Identity and Access Management) application and is a popular IdP (Identity Provider) in the field of API management and security. Keycloak is a turnkey solution and is available in the form of a container image.

As part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023, the CNCF announced that Keycloak is now a project under their control. The software has been classified as being in the incubation stage, which attests to its maturity and presence in the market. The CNCF manages over 30 projects in this status, with the majority of its projects being in the Sandbox phase.

Meanwhile, Red Hat is working on its own container environment, Podman, and has invested in creating a graphical interface for the popular tool. Dubbed the Podman Desktop, the tool’s primary aim is to streamline container interaction for software developers, enabling them to concentrate more on the actual work rather than technical points. The pre-release version 0.14 of Podman Desktop was released recently and has received integration of the kind project that can be used to start local Kubernetes development clusters, among other features, bringing it closer to Docker Desktop functionality.

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