Hello Binary Authorization Customer,
We’re writing to let you know that today, September 16, 2019, we launched Binary Authorization to General Availability (GA).
The GA version of Binary Authorization is now a feature of Anthos. Use of Binary Authorization is included in the Anthos subscription.
As part of the GA release, we’re offering a 6-month free trial period starting on September 16, 2019 for new Binary Authorization customers. Binary Authorization also remains free for existing GKE customers during this time. The free trial period ends on March 16, 2020. Underlying charges for using the GKE infrastructure still apply.
Starting on March 16, 2020, clusters will need to be part of an Anthos-subscribed organization to enable Binary Authorization. If you choose not to upgrade to Anthos, starting March 16, 2020, you will not be able to turn on Binary Authorization on new clusters. Binary Authorization will continue working for a limited amount of time for clusters that already have it enabled on March 16, 2020, to allow for a transition.
Binary Authorization uses Container Analysis API to store attestations used to authorize container image deployments. There will be no additional charge for usage of Container Analysis API when used with Binary Authorization.
Please read through the release notes to understand the technical changes in this release.
We also strongly advise you to upgrade your existing Binary Authorization integration to use the GA APIs as described in the migration guide. Binary Authorization Beta API will be deprecated on the GA release date and will stop working on March 16, 2020.