The SPIFFE Community

As an early stage project, SPIFFE is guided by a small but very active community of passionate software engineers with empathy for the problems the project will tackle. We will be opening up this community more broadly in the coming few months.


Connecting with SPIFFE and SPIRE

  • Slack — Most real-time discussions happen on SPIFFE’s Slack channel at You can join here.
  • Mailing lists — Announcements occur in the SPIFFE Google Group. There is also a users and developers list.
  • Special interest groups — The broader SPIFFE community is self-organized into Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that coordinate to manage specific aspects of SPIFFE’s design. A list of active SIGs can be found here.
  • Social media — Follow us on Twitter.

Project governance

SPIFFE is steered by engineers from, among others, Google, Docker, Dropbox, and Scytale. Project governance details can be found here.


While certainly a work in progress, a ton of hard work has already been put into breathing life into this initiative. The project would like to acknowldge Joe Beda for his early work on SPIFFE, as well as his continued support.

Credit is also due to the following individuals (in alphabetical order by first name) for their continued support of SPIFFE:

Name Social media
Bob Hagemann
Diogo Monica
Enrico Schiattarella
JJ Jeyappragash
Joe Beda
Jon Debonis
Louis Ryan
Mark Carter
Mark Lakewood
Michael Payne
Mike Malone
Nathan McCauley
Russ Allbery
Vipin Jain

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