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Secure boot support for Debian-derived distributions

29th Sep 2022

Secure Boot is a service offered by the UEFI boot firmware which verifies that all executable code loaded during the boot process is signed by a trusted key. This ensures that none of the privileged software on the device has been tampered with. In a Linux system, this encompasses the boot loader, the kernel, and device drivers.

What is Secure Boot?

When the device starts, the firmware chec...

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Mender 3.4 release: Provision devices to AWS IoT Core

28th Sep 2022

Mender 3.4 now supports native integrations with AWS IoT Core. Most notably, it can provision devices to your AWS IoT Core instance, so your device applications are ready to send and receive data to and from the AWS services. This avoids the hassle of certificate and key pair generation and management for your AWS IoT applications.

These integrations are available in all Mender plans, as well as...

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Meta-mender Kirkstone branch released

13th Sep 2022

The kirkstone branch of meta-mender, Mender's Yocto Project layer, has been released. The main feature of this release is compatibility with the Yocto branch of the same name, which is their latest LTS release. Branches in meta-mender are maintained according the same schedule, which means that the meta-mender kirkstone branch is an LTS release, supported until at least April 2024.

At the...

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SAML Federated Authentication is now available in Mender Enterprise

7th Sep 2022

It is now possible to configure your tenant on Hosted Mender to leverage a SAML-compatible Identity Provider (IdP) to identify and authenticate users. Thanks to this feature, users can log in to Mender using their existing credentials (e.g., Azure/Microsoft, AWS, or any other SAML-compatible service.

Setting up Mender as a SAML Service Provider (SP) requires uploading the SAML metadata from yo...

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Don’t be a sitting duck, plan now for Device Lifecycle Management

30th Aug 2022

Google Cloud IoT Core is to be retired, a timely reminder to emphasize the importance of a vendor-agnostic approach to your device lifecycle management.

Last week, came the news that Google plans to retire Google Cloud IoT Core on August 16th, 2023. This gives current enterprise users of Google Cloud IoT Core services less than 12 months to prepare and execute a migration plan.

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