Is python-tuf production ready?

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B. van Lunteren

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Mar 23, 2022, 9:12:54 AMMar 23
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Hi everyone,

Could someone tell me if the `python-tuf` reference implementation is production ready, in terms of security?

I was hoping to find the answer in the FAQ section, or in the docs, but could not find it.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards,
Ber


Jussi Kukkonen

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Mar 24, 2022, 9:22:57 AMMar 24
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Hi Ber,

Yes, we made the 1.0 release with the intent that python-tuf is both stable and ready for production. In my expert (and biased) opinion python-tuf implementation quality is high and our security posture is good: This is true both as a Python project and as a TUF implementation.


I'll include two caveats:
  • This is still fairly recent code: I stand by the quality assessment above but I won't call it battle tested just yet
  • Client implementation is 100% ready for integration but I would describe the repository (server side) offering in 1.0 as "low level": It works and is of good quality but the user is currently expected to create the higher level functionality themselves (see examples)

Hope that helps,
Jussi

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Trishank Kuppusamy

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Mar 24, 2022, 9:24:50 AMMar 24
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@Justin Cappos: do we have a budget for an independent security audit?

Justin Cappos

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Mar 24, 2022, 9:51:27 AMMar 24
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We've had a few of these audits in the past.  Likely the CNCF will provide another if we ask.  Let's bring that up with Chris A. and others the next time we speak.

Justin

Joshua Lock

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Mar 24, 2022, 11:06:49 AMMar 24
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The python-tuf maintainers are already engaged with OSTIF, via the CNCF, to get a security audit of the new python-tuf code.

 

Regards,

Joshua

Trishank Kuppusamy

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Mar 24, 2022, 11:20:43 AMMar 24
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 11:06 PM Joshua Lock <jl...@vmware.com> wrote:

The python-tuf maintainers are already engaged with OSTIF, via the CNCF, to get a security audit of the new python-tuf code.


I had no idea! Where was this communicated? Also, only the new codebase, I hope?
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