Singularity 3.4.0 Now Generally Available: Build and Run Encrypted Containers

By Staff

Aug 31, 2019 | Blog, Media

The generally available release of Singularity 3.4.0 places emphasis on a single feature:


The ability to build and run encrypted containers. We appreciate that some might object to our propensity towards hyperbole, given that seemingly sweeping statement. And that’s precisely what makes this release, frankly, a remarkable one; to quote from the release notes:

The major new feature of this release is the ability to build and run encrypted containers. These containers are encrypted at rest, in transit, and even while running! There is no intermediate decrypted rootfs left around upon termination. Data is decrypted totally in kernel space.

In other words, Singularity containers remain encrypted throughout their entire lifecycle – when they are created, when they are at rest or transferred around, and yes, even when they are in use. Owing to their use of kernel space for data decryption, there is no need to clean up a decrypted rootfs upon termination…

Read more at HPCwire


Join Our Mailing List

Related Posts

QA and Stability in Singularity

There are many different approaches that can be taken when building software. At one end of the spectrum is the extreme caution and conservatism that’s appropriate, for example, of safety critical code used in vehicles or in real-time operating systems. At the other...

read more

Improve Security in your CI/CD Workflows

In the development world, continuous integration is where members of a team integrate all their work frequently, for example, think of a team all working on the same code base, they are fixing bugs, implementing new features, so to prevent conflicts, all the code is...

read more