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How cloud.gov prioritizes & organizes work

May 10, 2021

With so many ways to organize and prioritize work - scrum, Kanban, SAFE - it can be helpful to learn about a team’s experience with using different practices and processes. In the spirit of sharing knowledge and translating theory into practice, we’ll use this blog post to explain how cloud.gov manages its work and what we’ve learned along the way.

Shared Database Deprecation Notice

April 02, 2021

This is a repost of our StatusPage notice, originally posted August 7th, 2020

Cloud.gov Tech Talk - Internal Routes

March 05, 2021

Join us on March 17 for a tech talk to learn more about internal routes on cloud.gov. Our engineers will show you how to use internal routes for secure, direct, container-to-container communication between applications.

Writing an SSP for a cloud.gov system: System Environment

February 17, 2021

We share a sample “System Environment” SSP response for a Low-impact system

Cloud.gov: A Different Kind of Cloud

February 05, 2021

The cloud.gov platform acts as a concierge for your cloud deployments, removing a lot of the hard work of setting up a scalable and compliant infrastructure, and streamlining the ATO process.

Disabling inactive cloud.gov IDP accounts

January 29, 2021

With an update to our compliancy policy, we will begin notifying and deactivating inactive accounts that use our cloud.gov IDP for authentication. Our customers that use their agencies’ credentials to authenticate into our platform will not be affected. Users that do not log into the platform within the past 90 days will be deactivated. We will send you email notifications 10 days and 1 day before deactivation instructing you to log into the platform to reset the 90 day threshold. If you are unable to log into the platform within the allotted time, you will need to email support@cloud.gov to have your account reactivated.

Getting to know new features with the cf7 cli rolling app deployments

December 29, 2020

We have put together a new video tutorial to focus on new features of the cf7 CLI. This tutorial will get you familiar with the new “rolling” app deployment strategy available for zero downtime deployments. With these new features available in the cf7 cli, the rolling, zero-downtime deployment option is the most anticipated feature and could improve your workflows the most. The older versions of cli did not provide zero downtime deployments natively which meant needing to use a third party plugin or complicated blue/green deployment pipeline to accommodate your needs.

cloud.gov not impacted by SolarWinds Orion code compromise - CISA Directive 21-01

December 18, 2020

On December 13, 2020, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published Emergency Directive 21-01, “Mitigate SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise”.