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CHANGELOG -- this is a GENERATED FILE, edit docs/releaseNotes.yml and "make generate" to change.

EMISSARY-INGRESS and AMBASSADOR EDGE STACK

Emissary-ingress is a Kubernatives-native, self-service, open-source API gateway and ingress controller. It is a CNCF Incubation project, formerly known as the Ambassador API Gateway.

Ambassador Edge Stack is a comprehensive, self-service solution for exposing, securing, and managing the boundary between end users and your Kubernetes services. The core of Ambassador Edge Stack is Emissary-ingress.

Note well:

  • Ambassador Edge Stack provides all the capabilities of Emissary-ingress, as well as additional capabilities including:

    • Security features such as automatic TLS setup via ACME integration, OAuth/OpenID Connect integration, rate limiting, and fine-grained access control; and
    • Developer onboarding assistance, including an API catalog, Swagger/OpenAPI documentation support, and a fully customizable developer portal.
  • Emissary-ingress can do everything that Ambassador Edge Stack can do, but you'll need to write your own code to take advantage of the capabilities above.

  • Ambassador Edge Stack is free for all users: due to popular demand, Ambassador Edge Stack offers a free usage tier of its core features, designed for startups.

In general, references to "Ambassador" in documentation (including this CHANGELOG) refer both to Emissary-ingress and to the Ambassador Edge Stack.

UPCOMING BREAKING CHANGES

Emissary 3.2.0 and 2.5.0

  • Changes to label matching will change how Hosts are associated with Mappings. There was a bug with label selectors that was causing Hosts to be incorrectly being associated with more Mappings than intended. If any single label from the selector was matched then the Host would be associated with the Mapping. Now it has been updated to correctly only associate a Host with a Mapping if all labels required by the selector are present. This brings the mappingSelector field in-line with how label selectors are used in Kubernetes. To avoid unexpected behaviour after the upgrade, add all labels that Hosts have in their mappingSelector to Mappings you want to associate with the Host. You can opt-out of the new behaviour by setting the environment variable DISABLE_STRICT_LABEL_SELECTORS to "true" (default: "false").

Emissary 3.0.0

  • No protocol_version: v2: Support for specifying protocol_version: v2 in AuthService, RateLimitService, and LogService resources will be removed. These resources each have a protocol_version field that controls whether Envoy speaks the v2 transport API or the v3 transport API when speaking to that service. Due to Envoy's removal of all v2 Envoy APIs, the v2 value will no longer be supported. Note that protocol_version: v2 is the default in current versions of Emissary.

    Users who use these resource types but don't explicitly say protocol_version: v3 will need to adjust their service implementations to understand the v3 protocols, and then update Emissary resources to say protocol_version before upgrading to Emissary-ingress 3.0.0.

  • No Zipkin collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON_V1: Support for specifying collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON_V1 for a Zipkin TracingService will be removed. The HTTP_JSON_V1 value corresponds to Zipkin's old API-v1, while the HTTP_JSON value corresponds to the Zipkin's new API-v2.

    For current versions of Emissary-ingress (>=1.14.0 and <3.0.0), the behavior is that if the TracingService does not specify which Zipkin API to use, it will normally default to using HTTP_JSON, but can be made to default to HTTP_JSON_V1 by setting the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION=V2 environment variable. In Emissary-ingress 3.0.0 this environment variable will no longer have any impact on what the default Zipkin API is, and explicitly setting the API in the TracingService will no longer support the HTTP_JSON_V1 value.

    Users who rely on HTTP_JSON_V1 will need to migrate their Emissary-ingress 2.3 install to use either HTTP_JSON or HTTP_PROTO before upgrading to Emissary-ingress 3.0.0.

With the removal of regex_type: unsafe and collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON_V1, there will be no more user-visible effects of the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable, and so it will be removed; but as it won't be user-visible this isn't considered a breaking change.

Emissary 3.0.0 or later

  • In a future version of Emissary-ingress, no sooner than Emissary-ingress v3.0.0, TLS secrets in Ingress resources will not be able to use .namespace suffixes to cross namespaces.

RELEASE NOTES

3.5.0 TBD

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: When wanting to expose traffic to clients on ports other than 80/443, users will set a port in the Host.hostname (eg.Host.hostname=example.com:8500. The config generated allowed matching on the :authority header. This worked in v1.Y series due to the way emissary was generating Envoy configuration under a single wild-card virtual_host and matching on :authority.

    In v2.Y/v3.Y+, the way emissary generates Envoy configuration changed to address memory pressure and improve route lookup speed in Envoy. However, when including a port in the hostname, an incorrect configuration was generated with an sni match including the port. This has been fixed and the correct envoy configuration is being generated. (fix: hostname port issue)

  • Change: Previously, specifying backend ports by name in Ingress was not supported and would result in defaulting to port 80. This allows emissary-ingress to now resolve port names for backend services. If the port number cannot be resolved by the name (e.g named port in the Service doesn't exist) then it defaults back to the original behavior. (Thanks to Anton Ustyuzhanin!). (#4809)

3.4.0 January 03, 2023

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Support for the getambassador.io/v1 apiVersion has been re-introduced, in order to facilitate smoother migrations from Emissary-ingress 1.y. Previously, in order to make migrations possible, an "unserved" v1 version was declared to Kubernetes, but was unsupported by Emissary-ingress. That unserved v1 could cause an excess of errors to be logged by the Kubernetes Nodes (regardless of whether the installation was migrated from 1.y or was a fresh 2.y install); fully supporting v1 again should resolve these errors.

  • Feature: It is now possible to configure active healhchecking for upstreams within a Mapping. If the upstream fails its configured health check then Envoy will mark the upstream as unhealthy and no longer send traffic to that upstream. Single pods within a group may can be marked as unhealthy. The healthy pods will continue to receive traffic normally while the unhealthy pods will not receive any traffic until they recover by passing the health check.

  • Feature: The healthcheck server's bind address, bind port and IP family can now be configured using environment variables:

    • AMBASSADOR_HEALTHCHECK_BIND_ADDRESS: The address to bind the healthcheck server to.
    • AMBASSADOR_HEALTHCHECK_BIND_PORT: The port to bind the healthcheck server to.
    • AMBASSADOR_HEALTHCHECK_IP_FAMILY: The IP family to use for the healthcheck server. This allows the healthcheck server to be configured to use IPv6-only k8s environments. (Thanks to Dmitry Golushko!).
  • Feature: This upgrades Emissary-ingress to be built on Envoy v1.24.1. One notable change is that the team at LightStep and Envoy Maintainers have decided to no longer support the native LightStep tracing driver in favor of using the Open Telemetry driver. The code for LightStep driver has been completely removed from Envoy code base so Emissary-ingress will no longer support it either. The recommended upgrade path is to leverage a supported Tracing driver such as Zipkin and use the Open Telemetry Collector to collect and forward Observabity data to LightStep.

3.3.0 November 02, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Security: Updated Golang to 1.19.2 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-2879, CVE-2022-2880, CVE-2022-41715.

  • Bugfix: By default Emissary-ingress adds routes for http to https redirection. When an AuthService is applied in v2.Y of Emissary-ingress, Envoy would skip the ext_authz call for non-tls http request and would perform the https redirect. In Envoy 1.20+ the behavior has changed where Envoy will always call the ext_authz filter and must be disabled on a per route basis. This new behavior change introduced a regression in v3.0 of Emissary-ingress when it was upgraded to Envoy 1.22. The http to https redirection no longer works when an AuthService was applied. This fix restores the previous behavior by disabling the ext_authz call on the https redirect routes. (#4620)

  • Bugfix: When an AuthService is applied in v2.Y of Emissary-ingress, Envoy would skip the ext_authz call for all redirect routes and would perform the redirect. In Envoy 1.20+ the behavior has changed where Envoy will always call the ext_authz filter so it must be disabled on a per route basis. This new behavior change introduced a regression in v3.0 of Emissary-ingress when it was upgraded to Envoy 1.22. The host_redirect would call an AuthService prior to redirect if applied. This fix restores the previous behavior by disabling the ext_authz call on the host_redirect routes. (#4640)

  • Bugfix: Previous versions of Emissary-ingress required a workaround using TLSContexts to find tls secrets referenced from Ingress resources. Now tls secrets referenced are properly detected without requiring an additional TLSContext to reference them. (Thanks to Ole Markus!).

3.2.0 September 26, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: The envoy version included in Emissary-ingress has been upgraded from 1.22 to the latest patch release of 1.23. This provides Emissary-ingress with the latest security patches, performances enhancments, and features offered by the envoy proxy.

  • Change: Changes to label matching will change how Hosts are associated with Mappings. There was a bug with label selectors that was causing Hosts to be incorrectly being associated with more Mappings than intended. If any single label from the selector was matched then the Host would be associated with the Mapping. Now it has been updated to correctly only associate a Host with a Mapping if all labels required by the selector are present. This brings the mappingSelector field in-line with how label selectors are used in Kubernetes. To avoid unexpected behaviour after the upgrade, add all labels that Hosts have in their mappingSelector to Mappings you want to associate with the Host. You can opt-out of the new behaviour by setting the environment variable DISABLE_STRICT_LABEL_SELECTORS to "true" (default: "false"). (Thanks to Filip Herceg and Joe Andaverde!).

  • Feature: Previously the Host resource could only use secrets that are in the namespace as the Host. The tlsSecret field in the Host has a new subfield namespace that will allow the use of secrets from different namespaces.

  • Change: Set AMBASSADOR_EDS_BYPASS to true to bypass EDS handling of endpoints and have endpoints be inserted to clusters manually. This can help resolve with 503 UH caused by certification rotation relating to a delay between EDS + CDS. The default is false.

  • Bugfix: Distinct services with names that are the same in the first forty characters will no longer be incorrectly mapped to the same cluster. (#4354)

  • Feature: By default, when Envoy is unable to communicate with the configured RateLimitService then it will allow traffic through. The RateLimitService resource now exposes the failure_mode_deny option. Set failure_mode_deny: true, then Envoy will deny traffic when it is unable to communicate to the RateLimitService returning a 500.

  • Bugfix: Previously, setting the stats_name for the TracingService, RateLimitService or the AuthService would have no affect because it was not being properly passed to the Envoy cluster config. This has been fixed and the alt_stats_name field in the cluster config is now set correctly. (Thanks to Paul!)

  • Feature: The AMBASSADOR_RECONFIG_MAX_DELAY env var can be optionally set to batch changes for the specified non-negative window period in seconds before doing an Envoy reconfiguration. Default is "1" if not set.

  • Bugfix: If a Host or TLSContext contained a hostname with a : when using the diagnostics endpoints ambassador/v0/diagd then an error would be thrown due to the parsing logic not being able to handle the extra colon. This has been fixed and Emissary-ingress will not throw an error when parsing envoy metrics for the diagnostics user interface.

  • Feature: It is now possible to set custom_tags in the TracingService. Trace tags can be set based on literal values, environment variables, or request headers. (Thanks to Paul!) (#4181)

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 introduced a bug where a TCPMapping that uses SNI, instead of using the hostname glob in the TCPMapping, uses the hostname glob in the Host that the TLS termination configuration comes from.

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 introduced a bug where a TCPMapping that terminates TLS must have a corresponding Host that it can take the TLS configuration from. This was semi-intentional, but didn't make much sense. You can now use a TLSContext without a Hostas in Emissary-ingress 1.y releases, or a Host with or without a TLSContext as in prior 2.y releases.

  • Bugfix: Prior releases of Emissary-ingress had the arbitrary limitation that a TCPMapping cannot be used on the same port that HTTP is served on, even if TLS+SNI would make this possible. Emissary-ingress now allows TCPMappings to be used on the same Listener port as HTTP Hosts, as long as that Listener terminates TLS.

  • Security: Updated Golang to 1.19.1 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-27664, CVE-2022-32190.

3.1.0 August 01, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: The agent is now able to parse api contracts using swagger 2, and to convert them to OpenAPI 3, making them available for use in the dev portal.

  • Feature: Adds a new command to the agent directive service to manage secrets. This allows a third party product to manage CRDs that depend upon a secret.

  • Feature: Add additional pprof endpoints to allow for profiling Emissary-ingress:

    • CPU profiles (/debug/pprof/profile)
    • tracing (/debug/pprof/trace)
    • command line running (/debug/pprof/cmdline)
    • program counters (/debug/pprof/symbol)
  • Change: In the standard published .yaml files, the Module resource enables serving remote client requests to the :8877/ambassador/v0/diag/ endpoint. The associated Helm chart release also now enables it by default.

  • Bugfix: A regression was introduced in 2.3.0 causing the agent to miss some of the metrics coming from emissary ingress before sending them to Ambassador cloud. This issue has been resolved to ensure that all the nodes composing the emissary ingress cluster are reporting properly.

  • Security: Updated Golang to 1.17.12 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-23806, CVE-2022-28327, CVE-2022-24675, CVE-2022-24921, CVE-2022-23772.

  • Security: Updated Curl to 7.80.0-r2 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-32207, CVE-2022-27782, CVE-2022-27781, CVE-2022-27780.

  • Security: Updated openSSL-dev to 1.1.1q-r0 to address CVE-2022-2097.

  • Security: Updated ncurses to 1.1.1q-r0 to address CVE-2022-29458

3.0.0 June 27, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: The envoy version included in Emissary-ingress has been upgraded from 1.17 to the latest patch release of 1.22. This provides Emissary-ingress with the latest security patches, performances enhancments, and features offered by the envoy proxy. One notable change that will effect users is the removal of support for V2 tranport protocol. See below for more information.

  • Change: Emissary-ingress can no longer be made to configure Envoy using the v2 xDS configuration API; it now always uses the v3 xDS API to configure Envoy. This change should be mostly invisible to users, with one notable exception: It removes support for regex_type: unsafe. The regex_type field will is removed from the ambassador Module, meaning that it is not be possible to instruct Envoy to use the ECMAScript Regex engine rather than the default RE2 engine. Users who rely on the specific ECMAScript Regex syntax will need to rewrite their regular expressions with RE2 syntax before upgrading to Emissary-ingress 3.0.0. As the xDS version is no longer configurable and the range of supported Zipkin protocols is reduced (see below), the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable has been removed.

  • Change: With the ugprade to Envoy 1.22, Emissary-ingress no longer supports the V2 transport protocol. The AuthService, LogService and the RateLimitService will only support the v3 protocol_version. If protocol_version is not specified, the default value of v2 will cause an error to be posted. Therefore, you will need to set it to protocol_version: "v3". If upgrading from a previous version you will want to set it to "v3" and ensure it is working before upgrading to Emissary-ingress 3.Y.

  • Change: With the upgrade to Envoy 1.22, the zipkin driver for the TraceService no longer supports setting the collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON_V1. This was removed in Envoy 1.20 - . The new default will be collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON, regardless of the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable.

  • Change: In the standard published .yaml files, now included is a Module resource that disables the /ambassador/v0/127.0.0.1:8878 synthetic mapping. We have long recommended to turn this off for production use; it is now off in the standard YAML. The associated Helm chart release also now disables it by default. A later apiVersion (getambassador.io/v3alpha2 or later) will likely change the Module CRD so that it is disabled if unspecified; but in the mean-time, the default install procedure will now specify it to be disabled.

  • Change: This release does not include the publishing of emissary-emissaryns-agent.yaml, emissary-defaultns-agent.yaml, emissary-emissaryns-migration.yaml, or emissary-defaultns-migration.yaml files. All four of these files existed solely as part of the migration process from 1;y, but since 2.2.0 the *-migration.yaml files have not been part of the migration instructions, and while the *-agent.yaml files remained part of the instructions they were actually unnescessary.

  • Change: The previous version of Emissary-ingress was based on Envoy 1.17 and when using grpc_stats with all_methods or services set, it would output metrics in the following format envoy_cluster_grpc_{ServiceName}_{statname}. When neither of these fields are set it would be aggregated to envoy_cluster_grpc_{statname}. The new behavior since Envoy 1.18 will produce metrics in the following format envoy_cluster_grpc_{MethodName}_statsname and envoy_cluster_grpc_statsname. After further investigation we found that Envoy doesn't properly parse service names such as cncf.telepresence.Manager/Status. In the future, we will work upstream Envoy to get this parsing logic fixed to ensure consistent metric naming.

  • Bugfix: Previously setting grpc_stats in the ambassador Module without setting either grpc_stats.services or grpc_stats.all_methods would result in crashing. Now it behaves as if grpc_stats.all_methods=false.

  • Feature: With the ugprade to Envoy 1.22, Emissary-ingress can now be configured to listen for HTTP/3 connections using QUIC and the UDP network protocol. It currently only supports for connections between downstream clients and Emissary-ingress.

2.5.0 TBD

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Changes to label matching will change how Hosts are associated with Mappings. There was a bug with label selectors that was causing Hosts to be incorrectly being associated with more Mappings than intended. If any single label from the selector was matched then the Host would be associated with the Mapping. Now it has been updated to correctly only associate a Host with a Mapping if all labels required by the selector are present. This brings the mappingSelector field in-line with how label selectors are used in Kubernetes. To avoid unexpected behaviour after the upgrade, add all labels that Hosts have in their mappingSelector to Mappings you want to associate with the Host. You can opt-out of the new behaviour by setting the environment variable DISABLE_STRICT_LABEL_SELECTORS to "true" (default: "false"). (Thanks to Filip Herceg and Joe Andaverde!).

2.4.0 September 19, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Previously the Host resource could only use secrets that are in the namespace as the Host. The tlsSecret field in the Host has a new subfield namespace that will allow the use of secrets from different namespaces.

  • Change: Set AMBASSADOR_EDS_BYPASS to true to bypass EDS handling of endpoints and have endpoints be inserted to clusters manually. This can help resolve with 503 UH caused by certification rotation relating to a delay between EDS + CDS. The default is false.

  • Bugfix: Previously, setting the stats_name for the TracingService, RateLimitService or the AuthService would have no affect because it was not being properly passed to the Envoy cluster config. This has been fixed and the alt_stats_name field in the cluster config is now set correctly. (Thanks to Paul!)

  • Feature: The AMBASSADOR_RECONFIG_MAX_DELAY env var can be optionally set to batch changes for the specified non-negative window period in seconds before doing an Envoy reconfiguration. Default is "1" if not set.

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 introduced a bug where a TCPMapping that uses SNI, instead of using the hostname glob in the TCPMapping, uses the hostname glob in the Host that the TLS termination configuration comes from.

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 introduced a bug where a TCPMapping that terminates TLS must have a corresponding Host that it can take the TLS configuration from. This was semi-intentional, but didn't make much sense. You can now use a TLSContext without a Hostas in Emissary-ingress 1.y releases, or a Host with or without a TLSContext as in prior 2.y releases.

  • Bugfix: Prior releases of Emissary-ingress had the arbitrary limitation that a TCPMapping cannot be used on the same port that HTTP is served on, even if TLS+SNI would make this possible. Emissary-ingress now allows TCPMappings to be used on the same Listener port as HTTP Hosts, as long as that Listener terminates TLS.

1.14.5 TBD

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: When using gzip compression, upstream services will no longer receive compressed data. This bug was introduced in 1.14.0. The fix restores the default behavior of not sending compressed data to upstream services. (3818)

2.3.2 August 01, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: A regression was introduced in 2.3.0 causing the agent to miss some of the metrics coming from emissary ingress before sending them to Ambassador cloud. This issue has been resolved to ensure that all the nodes composing the emissary ingress cluster are reporting properly.

  • Security: Updated Golang to 1.17.12 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-23806, CVE-2022-28327, CVE-2022-24675, CVE-2022-24921, CVE-2022-23772.

  • Security: Updated Curl to 7.80.0-r2 to address the CVEs: CVE-2022-32207, CVE-2022-27782, CVE-2022-27781, CVE-2022-27780.

  • Security: Updated openSSL-dev to 1.1.1q-r0 to address CVE-2022-2097.

  • Security: Updated ncurses to 1.1.1q-r0 to address CVE-2022-29458

1.14.4 June 13, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Security: We have backported patches from the Envoy 1.19.5 security update to Emissary-ingress's 1.17-based Envoy, addressing CVE-2022-29224 and CVE-2022-29225. Emissary-ingress is not affected by CVE-2022-29226, CVE-2022-29227, or CVE-2022-29228; as it does not support internal redirects, and does not use Envoy's built-in OAuth2 filter.

2.3.1 June 09, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: A regression was introduced in 2.3.0 that leaked zipkin default config fields into the configuration for the other drivers (lightstep, etc...). This caused Emissary-ingress to crash on startup. This issue has been resolved to ensure that the defaults are only applied when driver is zipkin (#4267)

  • Security: We have backported patches from the Envoy 1.19.5 security update to Emissary-ingress's 1.17-based Envoy, addressing CVE-2022-29224 and CVE-2022-29225. Emissary-ingress is not affected by CVE-2022-29226, CVE-2022-29227, or CVE-2022-29228; as it does not support internal redirects, and does not use Envoy's built-in OAuth2 filter.

2.3.0 June 06, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Security: Completely remove gdbm, pip, smtplib, and sqlite packages, as they are unused.

  • Feature: It is now possible to set propagation_modes in the TracingService config when using lightstep as the driver. (Thanks to Paul!) (#4179)

  • Feature: It is now possible to set crl_secret in Host and TLSContext resources to check peer certificates against a certificate revocation list. (#1743)

  • Feature: Previously, a LogService would always have Emissary-ingress communicate with the external log service using the envoy.service.accesslog.v2.AccessLogService API. It is now possible for the LogService to specify protocol_version: v3 to use the newer envoy.service.accesslog.v3.AccessLogService API instead. This functionality is not available if you set the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION=V2 environment variable.

  • Bugfix: When CORS is specified (either in a Mapping or in the Ambassador Module), CORS processing will happen before authentication. This corrects a problem where XHR to authenticated endpoints would fail.

  • Bugfix: In 2.x releases of Emissary-ingress when there are multiple Mappings that have the same metadata.name across multiple namespaces, their old config would not properly be removed from the cache when their config was updated. This resulted in an inability to update configuration for groups of Mappings that share the same name until the Emissary-ingress pods restarted.

  • Bugfix: It is now possible for a TracingService to specify collector_endpoint_version: HTTP_JSON_V1 when using xDS v3 to configure Envoy (which has been the default since Emissary-ingress 1.14.0). The HTTP_JSON_V1 value configures Envoy to speak to Zipkin using Zipkin's old API-v1, while the HTTP_JSON value configures Envoy to speak to Zipkin using Zipkin's new API-v2. In previous versions of Emissary-ingress it was only possible to use HTTP_JSON_V1 when explicitly setting the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION=V2 environment variable to force use of xDS v2 to configure Envoy.

2.2.2 February 25, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: You may now choose to enable TLS Secret validation by setting the AMBASSADOR_FORCE_SECRET_VALIDATION=true environment variable. The default configuration does not enforce secret validation.

  • Bugfix: Kubernetes Secrets that should contain an EC (Elliptic Curve) TLS Private Key are now properly validated. (4134)

  • Change: The new delay between two metrics syncs is now 30s. (#4122)

1.14.3 February 25, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Security: Upgraded Envoy to address security vulnerabilities CVE-2021-43824, CVE-2021-43825, CVE-2021-43826, CVE-2022-21654, and CVE-2022-21655.

2.2.1 February 22, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Support for the Envoy V2 API is deprecated as of Emissary-ingress v2.1, and will be removed in Emissary-ingress v3.0. The AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable will be removed at the same time. Only the Envoy V3 API will be supported (this has been the default since Emissary-ingress v1.14.0).

  • Bugfix: The Ambassador Agent now correctly supports requests to cancel a rollout.

2.2.0 February 10, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Support for the Envoy V2 API is deprecated as of Emissary-ingress v2.1, and will be removed in Emissary-ingress v3.0. The AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable will be removed at the same time. Only the Envoy V3 API will be supported (this has been the default since Emissary-ingress v1.14.0).

  • Change: Emissary-ingress will now watch for ConfigMap or Secret resources specified by the AGENT_CONFIG_RESOURCE_NAME environment variable in order to allow all components (and not only the Ambassador Agent) to authenticate requests to Ambassador Cloud.

  • Security: Emissary-ingress has updated Alpine to 3.15, and Python and Go dependencies to their latest compatible versions, to incorporate numerous security patches.

  • Feature: Emissary-ingress now supports the metric ambassador_log_level{label="debug"} which will be set to 1 if debug logging is enabled for the running Emissary instance, or to 0 if not. This can help to be sure that a running production instance was not actually left doing debugging logging, for example. (Thanks to Fabrice!) (#3906)

  • Feature: Emissary-ingress is now leveraging a new Envoy Proxy patch that allows Envoy to accept escaped '%' characters in its configuration. This means that error_response_overrides and other custom user content can now contain '%' symbols escaped as '%%'. (DW Envoy: 74) (Upstream Envoy: 19383)

  • Feature: Support for streaming Envoy metrics about the clusters to Ambassador Cloud. (#4053)

  • Feature: The Ambassador agent now receives commands to manipulate Rollouts (pause, continue, and abort are currently supported) via directives and executes them in the cluster. A report is sent to Ambassador Cloud including the command ID, whether it ran successfully, and an error message in case there was any. (#4040)

  • Bugfix: Kubernetes Secrets that should contain TLS certificates are now validated before being accepted for configuration. A Secret that contains an invalid TLS certificate will be logged as an invalid resource. (#3821)

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: You can now set preserve_servers in Ambassador Edge Stack's DevPortal resource to configure the DevPortal to use server definitions from the OpenAPI document when displaying connection information for services in the DevPortal.

2.1.2 January 25, 2022

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Support for the Envoy V2 API is deprecated as of Emissary-ingress v2.1, and will be removed in Emissary-ingress v3.0. The AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable will be removed at the same time. Only the Envoy V3 API will be supported (this has been the default since Emissary-ingress v1.14.0).

  • Change: Docker BuildKit is enabled for all Emissary builds. Additionally, the Go build cache is fully enabled when building images, speeding up repeated builds.

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.1.0 generated invalid Envoy configuration for getambassador.io/v2 Mappings that set spec.cors.origins to a string rather than a list of strings; this has been fixed, and these Mappings should once again function correctly.

  • Bugfix: Changes to the weight of Mapping in a canary group will now always be correctly managed during reconfiguration; such changes could have been missed in earlier releases.

  • Bugfix: A Mapping that is not part of a canary group, but that has a weight less than 100, will be correctly configured to receive all traffic as if the weight were 100.

  • Bugfix: Using rewrite: "" in a Mapping is correctly handled to mean "do not rewrite the path at all".

  • Bugfix: Any Mapping that uses the host_redirect field is now properly discovered and used. Thanks to Gabriel Féron for contributing this bugfix! (#3709)

  • Bugfix: Mappings with DNS wildcard hostname will now be correctly matched with Hosts. Previously, the case where both the Host and the Mapping use DNS wildcards for their hostnames could sometimes not correctly match when they should have.

  • Bugfix: If the ambassador Module sets a global default for add_request_headers, add_response_headers, remove_request_headers, or remove_response_headers, it is often desirable to be able to turn off that setting locally for a specific Mapping. For several releases this has not been possible for Mappings that are native Kubernetes resources (as opposed to annotations), as an empty value ("mask the global default") was erroneously considered to be equivalent to unset ("inherit the global default"). This is now fixed.

  • Bugfix: It is now possible to set a Mapping spec.error_response_overrides body.text_format to an empty string or body.json_format to an empty dict. Previously, this was possible for annotations but not for native Kubernetes resources.

  • Bugfix: Resources that exist as getambassador.io/config annotations rather than as native Kubernetes resources are now validated and internally converted to v3alpha1 and, the same as native Kubernetes resources.

  • Bugfix: Resource validation errors are now reported more consistently; it was the case that in some situations a validation error would not be reported.

2.1.1 not issued

Emissary-ingress 2.1.1 was not issued; Ambassador Edge Stack 2.1.1 uses Emissary-ingress 2.1.0.

2.1.0 December 16, 2021

Emissary-ingress 2.1.0 is not recommended; upgrade to 2.1.2 instead.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Support for the Envoy V2 API is deprecated as of Emissary-ingress v2.1, and will be removed in Emissary-ingress v3.0. The AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable will be removed at the same time. Only the Envoy V3 API will be supported (this has been the default since Emissary-ingress v1.14.0).

  • Feature: Emissary-ingress supports getambassador.io/v2 CRDs, to simplify migration from Emissary-ingress 1.X. Note: it is important to read the migration documentation before starting migration.

  • Bugfix: The incremental reconfiguration cache could miss some updates when multiple Mappings had the same prefix ("canary"ing multiple Mappings together). This has been corrected, so that all such updates correctly take effect. (#3945)

  • Bugfix: When using Kubernetes Secrets to store ACME private keys (as the Edge Stack ACME client does), an error would always be logged about the Secret not being present, even though it was present, and everything was working correctly. This error is no longer logged.

  • Bugfix: When using gzip compression, upstream services will no longer receive compressed data. This bug was introduced in 1.14.0. The fix restores the default behavior of not sending compressed data to upstream services. (#3818)

  • Security: Update to busybox 1.34.1 to resolve CVE-2021-28831, CVE-2021-42378, CVE-2021-42379, CVE-2021-42380, CVE-2021-42381, CVE-2021-42382, CVE-2021-42383, CVE-2021-42384, CVE-2021-42385, and CVE-2021-42386.

  • Security: Update Python dependencies to resolve CVE-2020-28493 (jinja2), CVE-2021-28363 (urllib3), and CVE-2021-33503 (urllib3).

  • Security: Previous built images included some Python packages used only for test. These have now been removed, resolving CVE-2020-29651.

2.0.5 November 08, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: It is now possible to set the circuit_breakers for AuthServices, exactly the same as for Mappings and TCPMappings. This makes it possible to configure your AuthService to be able to handle more than 1024 concurrent requests.

  • Bugfix: Any token delimited by '%' is now validated agains a whitelist of valid Envoy command operators. Any mapping containing an error_response_overrides section with invalid command operators will be discarded.

  • Bugfix: The Host CRD now correctly supports the mappingSelector element, as documented. As a transition aid, selector is a synonym for mappingSelector; a future version of Emissary-ingress will remove the selector element. (#3902)

2.0.4 October 19, 2021

We're pleased to introduce Emissary-ingress 2.0.4 for general availability! The 2.X family introduces a number of changes to allow Emissary-ingress to more gracefully handle larger installations, reduce global configuration to better handle multitenant or multiorganizational installations, reduce memory footprint, and improve performance. We welcome feedback!! Join us on Slack and let us know what you think.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: The x.getambassador.io/v3alpha1 API version has become the getambassador.io/v3alpha1 API version. The Ambassador- prefixes from x.getambassador.io/v3alpha1 resource kind names (e.g. AmbassadorHost) have been removed for ease of migration from Emissary-ingress 1.x. As with previous 2.0.x releases, you must supply a Host (AmbassadorHost in previous 2.0.x releases) resource to terminate TLS: unlike in 1.x it is no longer sufficient to define a TLSContext (although TLSContexts are still the best way to define TLS configuration information to be shared across multiple Hosts). Note that getambassador.io/v3alpha1 is the only supported API version for 2.0.4 — full support for getambassador.io/v2 will arrive soon in a later 2.X version.

  • Feature: The getambassador.io/v3alpha1 API version and the published chart and manifests have been updated to support Kubernetes 1.22. Thanks to Mohit Sharma for contributions to this feature!

  • Feature: You can now set dns_type between strict_dns and logical_dns in a Mapping to configure the Service Discovery Type.

  • Feature: You can now set respect_dns_ttl to true to force the DNS refresh rate for a Mapping to be set to the record's TTL obtained from DNS resolution.

  • Feature: You can now set buffer_limit_bytes in the ambassador Module to to change the size of the upstream read and write buffers. The default is 1MiB.

  • Bugfix: The release now shows its actual released version number, rather than the internal development version number. (#3854)

  • Bugfix: Large configurations no longer cause Emissary-ingress to be unable to communicate with Ambassador Cloud. (#3593)

  • Bugfix: The l7Depth element of the Listener CRD is properly supported.

2.0.3-ea September 16, 2021

We're pleased to introduce Emissary-ingress 2.0.3 as a developer preview. The 2.X family introduces a number of changes to allow Emissary-ingress to more gracefully handle larger installations, reduce global configuration to better handle multitenant or multiorganizational installations, reduce memory footprint, and improve performance. We welcome feedback!! Join us on Slack and let us know what you think.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: The environment variable AES_LOG_LEVEL now also sets the log level for the diagd logger. (#3686) (#3666)

  • Feature: You can now set dns_type in the AmbassadorMapping to configure how Envoy will use the DNS for the service.

  • Bugfix: It is no longer necessary to set DOCKER_BUILDKIT=0 when building Emissary. A future change will fully support BuildKit. (#3707)

2.0.2-ea August 24, 2021

We're pleased to introduce Emissary-ingress 2.0.2 as a developer preview. The 2.X family introduces a number of changes to allow Emissary-ingress to more gracefully handle larger installations, reduce global configuration to better handle multitenant or multiorganizational installations, reduce memory footprint, and improve performance. We welcome feedback!! Join us on Slack and let us know what you think.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Upgraded envoy to 1.17.4 to address security vulnerabilities CVE-2021-32777, CVE-2021-32778, CVE-2021-32779, and CVE-2021-32781.

  • Feature: You can now set allow_chunked_length in the Ambassador Module to configure the same value in Envoy.

  • Change: Envoy-configuration snapshots get saved (as ambex-#.json) in /ambassador/snapshots. The number of snapshots is controlled by the AMBASSADOR_AMBEX_SNAPSHOT_COUNT environment variable; set it to 0 to disable. The default is 30.

2.0.1-ea August 12, 2021

We're pleased to introduce Emissary-ingress 2.0.1 as a developer preview. The 2.X family introduces a number of changes to allow Emissary-ingress to more gracefully handle larger installations, reduce global configuration to better handle multitenant or multiorganizational installations, reduce memory footprint, and improve performance. We welcome feedback!! Join us on Slack and let us know what you think.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Ambassador Agent reports sidecar process information and AmbassadorMapping OpenAPI documentation to Ambassador Cloud to provide more visibility into services and clusters.

  • Feature: The optional stats_prefix element of the AmbassadorListener CRD now determines the prefix of HTTP statistics emitted for a specific AmbassadorListener.

  • Feature: The optional stats_name element of AmbassadorMapping, AmbassadorTCPMapping, AuthService, LogService, RateLimitService, and TracingService now sets the name under which cluster statistics will be logged. The default is the service, with non-alphanumeric characters replaced by underscores.

  • Bugfix: We have updated to k8s.io/klog/v2 to track upstream and to quiet unnecessary log output.

  • Change: Logs now include subsecond time resolutions, rather than just seconds.

  • Change: Set AMBASSADOR_AMBEX_NO_RATELIMIT to true to completely disable ratelimiting Envoy reconfiguration under memory pressure. This can help performance with the endpoint or Consul resolvers, but could make OOMkills more likely with large configurations. The default is false, meaning that the rate limiter is active.

2.0.0-ea June 24, 2021

We're pleased to introduce Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 as a developer preview. The 2.X family introduces a number of changes to allow Emissary-ingress to more gracefully handle larger installations, reduce global configuration to better handle multitenant or multiorganizational installations, reduce memory footprint, and improve performance. We welcome feedback!! Join us on Slack and let us know what you think.

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 introduces API version x.getambassador.io/v3alpha1 for configuration changes that are not backwards compatible with the 1.X family. API versions getambassador.io/v0, getambassador.io/v1, and getambassador.io/v2 are deprecated. Further details are available in the Major Changes in 2.X document.

  • Feature: The new AmbassadorListener CRD defines where and how to listen for requests from the network, and which AmbassadorHost definitions should be used to process those requests. Note that the AmbassadorListener CRD is mandatory and consolidates all port configuration; see the AmbassadorListener documentation for more details.

  • Feature: Where AmbassadorMapping's host field is either an exact match or (with host_regex set) a regex, the new hostname element is always a DNS glob. Use hostname instead of host for best results.

  • Feature: The behavior of the Ambassador module prune_unreachable_routes field is now automatic, which should reduce Envoy memory requirements for installations with many AmbassadorHosts

  • Bugfix: Each AmbassadorHost can specify its requestPolicy.insecure.action independently of any other AmbassadorHost, allowing for HTTP routing as flexible as HTTPS routing. (#2888)

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 fixes a regression in detecting the Ambassador Kubernetes service that could cause the wrong IP or hostname to be used in Ingress statuses -- thanks, Noah Fontes!

  • Bugfix: Emissary-ingress 2.0.0 fixes a bug where mTLS could use the wrong configuration when SNI and the :authority header didn't match

  • Change: The TLSContext redirect_cleartext_from and AmbassadorHost requestPolicy.insecure.additionalPort elements are no longer supported. Use a AmbassadorListener for this functionality instead.

  • Change: The use_proxy_protocol element of the Ambassador Module is no longer supported, as it is now part of the AmbassadorListener resource (and can be set per-AmbassadorListener rather than globally).

  • Change: An AmbassadorMapping will only be matched with an AmbassadorHost if the AmbassadorMapping's host or the AmbassadorHost's selector (or both) are explicitly set, and match. This change can significantly improve Emissary-ingress's memory footprint when many AmbassadorHosts are involved. Further details are available in the Major Changes in 2.X document.

  • Change: An AmbassadorHost or Ingress resource is now required when terminating TLS -- simply creating a TLSContext is not sufficient. Further details are available in the AmbassadorHost CRD documentation.

  • Change: By default, Emissary-ingress will configure Envoy using the V3 Envoy API. This change is mostly transparent to users, but note that Envoy V3 does not support unsafe regular expressions or, e.g., Zipkin's V1 collector protocol. Further details are available in the Major Changes in 2.X document.

  • Change: The tls module and the tls field in the Ambassador module are no longer supported. Please use TLSContext resources instead.

  • Change: The environment variable AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE is now set by default, enabling the higher-performance implementation of the code that Emissary-ingress uses to generate and validate Envoy configurations.

  • Change: Service Preview and the AGENT_SERVICE environment variable are no longer supported. The Telepresence product replaces this functionality.

  • Change: The edgectl CLI tool has been deprecated; please use the emissary-ingress helm chart instead.

1.14.2 September 29, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: You can now set respect_dns_ttl in Ambassador Mappings. When true it configures that upstream's refresh rate to be set to resource record’s TTL

  • Feature: You can now set dns_type in Ambassador Mappings to use Envoy's logical_dns resolution instead of the default strict_dns.

  • Feature: You can now set buffer_limit_bytes in the ambassador Module to to change the size of the upstream read and write buffers. The default is 1MiB.

1.14.1 August 24, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Upgraded Envoy to 1.17.4 to address security vulnerabilities CVE-2021-32777, CVE-2021-32778, CVE-2021-32779, and CVE-2021-32781.

1.14.0 August 19, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Update from Envoy 1.15 to 1.17.3

  • Feature: You can now set allow_chunked_length in the Ambassador Module to configure the same value in Envoy.

  • Change: AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION now defaults to V3

  • Change: Logs now include subsecond time resolutions, rather than just seconds.

1.13.10 July 28, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Fixed a regression when specifying a comma separated string for cors.origins on the Mapping resource. (#3609)

  • Change: Envoy-configuration snapshots get saved (as ambex-#.json) in /ambassador/snapshots. The number of snapshots is controlled by the AMBASSADOR_AMBEX_SNAPSHOT_COUNT environment variable; set it to 0 to disable. The default is 30.

  • Change: Set AMBASSADOR_AMBEX_NO_RATELIMIT to true to completely disable ratelimiting Envoy reconfiguration under memory pressure. This can help performance with the endpoint or Consul resolvers, but could make OOMkills more likely with large configurations. The default is false, meaning that the rate limiter is active.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: The Mapping resource can now specify docs.timeout_ms to set the timeout when the Dev Portal is fetching API specifications.

  • Bugfix: The Dev Portal will now strip HTML tags when displaying search results, showing just the actual content of the search result.

  • Change: Consul certificate-rotation logging now includes the fingerprints and validity timestamps of certificates being rotated.

1.13.9 June 30, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Configuring multiple TCPMappings with the same ports (but different hosts) no longer generates invalid Envoy configuration.

1.13.8 June 08, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Ambassador Agent now accurately reports up-to-date Endpoint information to Ambassador Cloud

  • Feature: Ambassador Agent reports ConfigMaps and Deployments to Ambassador Cloud to provide a better Argo Rollouts experience. See Argo+Ambassador documentation for more info.

1.13.7 June 03, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Add AMBASSADOR_JSON_LOGGING to enable JSON for most of the Ambassador control plane. Some (but few) logs from gunicorn and the Kubernetes client-go package still log text.

  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where the Consul resolver would not actually use Consul endpoints with TCPMappings.

  • Change: Ambassador now calculates its own memory usage in a way that is more similar to how the kernel OOMKiller tracks memory.

1.13.6 May 24, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Fixed a regression where Ambassador snapshot data was logged at the INFO label when using AMBASSADOR_LEGACY_MODE=true.

1.13.5 May 13, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Fix a regression from 1.8.0 that prevented ambassador Module config keys proper_case and preserve_external_request_id from working correctly.

  • Bugfix: Fixed a regression in detecting the Ambassador Kubernetes service that could cause the wrong IP or hostname to be used in Ingress statuses (thanks, Noah Fontes!

1.13.4 May 11, 2021

Emissary-ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Security: Incorporate the Envoy 1.15.5 security update by adding the reject_requests_with_escaped_slashes option to the Ambassador module.

1.13.3 May 03, 2021

Emissary Ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Fixed a regression that caused Ambassador to crash when loading the Edge Policy Console when any RateLimit resources exist ([#3348])

1.13.2 April 29, 2021

Emissary Ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Fixed a regression that caused endpoint routing to not work when defining mappings in service annotations (#3369)

1.13.1 April 22, 2021

Emissary Ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Potentially increased CPU Usage for deployments with large numbers of Hosts (#3358)

1.13.0 April 20, 2021

Emissary Ingress and Ambassador Edge Stack

Note: Support for the deprecated v2alpha protocol_version has been removed from the AuthService and RateLimitService.

  • Feature: Added support for the Mapping AuthService setting auth_context_extensions, allowing supplying custom per-mapping information to external auth services (thanks, Giridhar Pathak!).
  • Feature: Added support in ambassador-agent for reporting Argo Rollouts and Argo Applications to Ambassador Cloud
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module configuration now supports the diagnostics.allow_non_local flag to expose admin UI internally only (#3074 -- thanks, Fabrice!)
  • Feature: Ambassador will now use the Envoy v3 API internally when the AMBASSADOR_ENVOY_API_VERSION environment variable is set to "V3". By default, Ambassador will continue to use the v2 API.
  • Feature: The Ambassador Agent is now available (and deployed by default) for the API Gateway (https://app.getambassador.io).
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module configuration now supports merge_slashes which tells Ambassador to merge adjacent slashes when performing route matching. For example, when true, a request with URL '//foo/' would match a Mapping with prefix '/foo/'.
  • Feature: Basic support for a subset of the Kubernetes Gateway API has been added.
  • Feature: Ambassador now supports the DD_ENTITY_ID environment variable to set the dd.internal.entity_id statistics tag on metrics generated when using DogStatsD.
  • Bugfix: Make Knative paths match on prefix instead of the entire path to better align to the Knative specification (#3224).
  • Bugfix: The endpoint routing resolver will now properly watch services that include a scheme.
  • Bugfix: Environment variable interpolation works again for ConsulResolver.Spec.Address without setting AMBASSADOR_LEGACY_MODE (#3182, #3317)
  • Bugfix: Endpoint routing will now detect endpoint changes when your service field includes .svc.cluster.local. (#3324)
  • Bugfix: Upgrade PyYAML to 5.4.1 (#3349)
  • Change: The Helm chart has been moved into this repo, in the charts/ambassador directory.
  • Change: The Mapping CRD has been modified so that kubectl get mappings now has a column for not just the source path-prefix (.spec.prefix), but the source host (.spec.host) too.
  • Change: The yaml in yaml/docs is now generated from the contents of the helm chart in the charts/ambassador directory.
  • Change: Support for the deprecated v2alpha protocol_version has been removed from the AuthService and RateLimitService.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: DevPortal: Added doc.display_name attribute to the Mapping CRD. This value allows for a custom name and documentation URL path of the service in the DevPortal.
  • Feature: DevPortal: Added naming_scheme enum to the DevPortal CRD. This enum controls the way services are displayed in the DevPortal. Supported values are namespace.name (current behavior) and name.prefix, which will use the Mapping name and Mapping prefix to display the services.
  • Feature: DevPortal: DEVPORTAL_DOCS_BASE_PATH environment variable makes the base path of service API documentation configurable.
  • Feature: DevPortal: DevPortal will now reload content on changes to Mapping and DevPortal resources.
  • Feature: DevPortal: DevPortal now supports a search endpoint at /docs/api/search
  • Feature: DevPortal search can be configured to only search over titles (with search.type=title-onlyin the DevPortal CRD) or to search over all content (search.type=all-content)
  • Feature: DevPortal search supports deep linking to openapi spec entries (must set search.type=all-content and search.enabled=true on the DevPortal CRD)
  • Feature: DevPortal: Trigger content refresh by hitting /docs/api/refreshContent
  • Feature: The AES ratelimit preview service now supports burst ratelimiting (aka token bucket ratelimiting).
  • Bugfix: The AES ratelimit preview no longer ignores LOCAL_CACHE_SIZE_IN_BYTES.
  • Bugfix: The AES ratelimit preview no longer ignores NEAR_LIMIT_RATIO.
  • Bugfix: The AES ratelimit preview no longer ignores EXPIRATION_JITTER_MAX_SECONDS.
  • Change: Silence DevPortal warnings when DevPortal cannot parse a hostname from a Mapping. (#3341)

1.12.4 April 19, 2021

Bugfix: Fix the Envoy base image build step and, as a result, correctly ship the Envoy 1.15.4 security updates.

1.12.3 April 15, 2021

Bugfix: Incorporate the Envoy 1.15.4 security update.

1.12.2 March 29, 2021

  • Bugfix: Update OpenSSL to 1.1.1k to address CVE-2021-23840), CVE-2021-3450), CVE-2021-23841), CVE-2021-3449), CVE-2021-23839), CVE-2021-23840), CVE-2021-3450), CVE-2021-23841), CVE-2021-3449), and CVE-2021-23839)

1.12.1 March 12, 2021

  • Bugfix: The endpoint routing resolver will now properly watch services with mappings that define the service field with an explicit port.
  • Bugfix: Correctly manage cluster load assignments with very long cluster names and AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE

1.12.0 March 08, 2021

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Endpoint routing is now much more performant, especially in situations where reconfigurations are frequent.
  • Feature: A scrubbed ambassador snapshot is now accessible outside the pod at :8005/snapshot-external. This port is exposed on the ambassador-admin Kubernetes service.
  • Feature: Ambassador now supports configuring the maximum lifetime of an upstream connection using cluster_max_connection_lifetime_ms. After the configured time, upstream connections are drained and closed, allowing an operator to set an upper bound on how long any upstream connection will remain open. This is useful when using Kubernetes Service resolvers (the default) and modifying label selectors for traffic shifting.
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module configuration now supports cluster_request_timeout_ms to set a default request timeout_ms for Mappings. This allows an operator to update the default request timeout (currently 3000ms) without needing to update every Mapping.
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module configuration now supports suppress_envoy_headers to prevent Ambassador from setting additional headers on requests and responses. These headers are typically used for diagnostic purposes and are safe to omit when they are not desired.
  • Feature: All Kubernetes services managed by Ambassador are automatically instrumented with service catalog discovery annotations.
  • Feature: headers_with_underscores_action is now configurable in the Ambassador Module.
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module configuration now supports strip_matching_host_port to control whether the port should be removed from the host/Authority header before any processing by request filters / routing. This behavior only applies if the port matches the associated Envoy listener port.
  • Bugfix: Ambassador now does a better job of cleaning up gRPC connections when shutting down.
  • Bugfix: Prevent potential reconcile loop when updating the status of an Ingress.
  • Bugfix: Update Python requirements, including addressing CVE-2020-36242 (#3233)
  • Bugfix: Remove unnecessary logs about Kubernetes Secrets (#3229)

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: Added support for ambassador-agent deployment, reporting to Ambassador Cloud Service Catalog (https://app.getambassador.io)
  • Feature: edgectl login will automatically open your browser, allowing you to login into Service Catalog (https://app.getambassador.io)
  • Feature: edgectl install command allows you to install a new Ambassador Edge Stack automatically connected to Ambassador Cloud by passing a --cloud-connect-token argument.
  • Feature: AES_AUTH_TIMEOUT now allows you to configure the timeout of the AES authentication service. Defaults to 4s.
  • Bugfix: Prevent Dev Portal from sporadically responding with upstream connect timeout when loading content

1.11.2 March 01, 2021

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Changes to endpoints when endpoint routing is not active will no longer cause reconfiguration
  • Bugfix: Correctly differentiate int values of 0 and Boolean values of false from non-existent attributes in CRDs (#3212)
  • Bugfix: Correctly support Consul datacenters other than "dc1" without legacy mode.

1.11.1 February 04, 2021

  • Bugfix: Fix an issue that caused Dev Portal to sporadically respond with upstream connect timeout when loading content

1.11.0 January 26, 2021

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Ambassador now reads the ENVOY_CONCURRENCY environment variable to optionally set the --concurrency command line option when launching Envoy. This controls the number of worker threads used to serve requests and can be used to fine-tune system resource usage.
  • Feature: The %DOWNSTREAM_PEER_CERT_V_START% and %DOWNSTREAM_PEER_CERT_V_END% command operators now support custom date formatting, similar to %START_TIME%. This can be used for both header formatting and access log formatting.
  • Feature: Eliminate the need to drain and recreate listeners when routing configuration is changed. This reduces both memory usage and disruption of in-flight requests.
  • Bugfix: Make sure that labels specifying headers with extra attributes are correctly supported again (#3137).
  • Bugfix: Support Consul services when the ConsulResolver and the Mapping aren't in the same namespace, and legacy mode is not enabled.
  • Bugfix: Fix failure to start when one or more IngressClasses are present in a cluster (#3142).
  • Bugfix: Properly handle Kubernetes 1.18 and greater when RBAC prohibits access to IngressClass resources.
  • Bugfix: Support TLSContext CA secrets with fast validation (#3005).
  • Bugfix: Dev Portal correctly handles transient failures when fetching content
  • Bugfix: Dev Portal sidebar pages have a stable order
  • Bugfix: Dev Portal pages are now marked cacheable

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: RateLimit CRDs now suport specifying an action for each limit. Possible values include "Enforce" and "LogOnly", case insensitive. LogOnly may be used to implement dry run rules that do not actually enforce.
  • Feature: RateLimit CRDs now support specifying a symbolic name for each limit. This name can later be used in the access log to know which RateLimit, if any, applied to a request.
  • Feature: RateLimit metadata is now available using the DYNAMIC_METADATA(envoy.http.filters.ratelimit: ... ) command operator in the Envoy access logs. See Envoy Documentation for more on using dynamic metadata in the access log.
  • Feature: OAuth2 Filter: The SameSite cookie attribute is now configurable.

1.10.0 January 04, 2021

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: The redirect response code returned by Ambassador is now configurable using redirect_reponse_code on Mappings that use host_redirect.
  • Feature: The redirect location header returned by Ambassador now supports prefix rewrites using prefix_redirect on Mappings that use host_redirect.
  • Feature: The redirect location header returned by Ambassador now supports regex rewrites using regex_redirect on Mappings that use host_redirect.
  • Feature: Expose max_request_headers_kb in the Ambassador Module. This directly exposes the same value in Envoy; see Envoy documentation for more information.
  • Feature: Support Istio mTLS certification rotation for Istio 1.5 and higher. See the howto for details.
  • Feature: The Ambassador Module's error_response_overrides now support configuring an empty response body using text_format. Previously, empty response bodies could only be configured by specifying an empty file using text_format_source.
  • Feature: OAuth2 Filter: Support injecting HTTP header fields in to the request before passing on to the upstream service. Enables passing along id_token information to the upstream if it was returned by the IDP.
  • Bugfix: Fix the grpc external filter to properly cache grpc clients thereby avoiding initiating a separate connection to the external filter for each filtered request.
  • Bugfix: Fix a bug in the Mapping CRD where the text_format_source field was incorrectly defined as type string instead of an object, as documented.
  • Bugfix: The RBAC requirements when AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE is enabled now more-closely match the requirements when it's disabled.
  • Bugfix: Fix error reporting and required-field checks when fast validation is enabled. Note that fast validation is now the default; see below.
  • Change: Fast validation is now the default, so the AMBASSADOR_FAST_VALIDATION variable has been removed. The Golang boot sequence is also now the default. Set AMBASSADOR_LEGACY_MODE=true to disable these two behaviors.
  • Change: ambassador-consul-connect resources now get deployed into the ambassador namespace instead of the active namespace specified in the user's kubernetes context (usually default). Old resource cleanup is documented in the Ambassador Consul integration documentation.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Default-off early access: Ratelimiting now supports redis clustering, local caching of exceeded ratelimits, and an upgraded redis client with improved scalability. Must set AES_RATELIMIT_PREVIEW=true to access these improvements.
  • Bugfix: OAuth2 Filter: Fix insufficient_scope error when validating Azure access tokens.
  • Bugfix: Filters: Fix a capitalization-related bug where sometimes existing headers are appended to when they should be overwritten.

1.9.1 November 19, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: DevPortal: fix a crash when the host cannot be parsed as a valid hostname.

1.9.0 November 12, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Support configuring the gRPC Statistics Envoy filter to enable telemetry of gRPC calls (see the grpc_stats configuration flag -- thanks, Felipe Roveran!)
  • Feature: The RateLimitService and AuthService configs now support switching between gRPC protocol versions v2 and v2alpha (see the protocol_version setting)
  • Feature: The TracingService Zipkin config now supports setting collector_hostname to tell Envoy which host header to set when sending spans to the collector
  • Feature: Ambassador now supports custom error response mapping
  • Bugfix: Ambassador will no longer mistakenly post notices regarding regex_rewrite and rewrite directive conflicts in Mappings due to the latter's implicit default value of / (thanks, obataku!)
  • Bugfix: The /metrics endpoint will no longer break if invoked before configuration is complete (thanks, Markus Jevring!)
  • Bugfix: Update Python requirements to address CVE-2020-25659
  • Bugfix: Prevent mixing Mappings with host_redirect set with Mappings that don't in the same group
  • Bugfix: ConsulResolver will now fallback to the Address of a Consul service if Service.Address is not set.
  • Docs: Added instructions for building ambassador from source, within a docker container (thanks, Rahul Kumar Saini!)
  • Update: Upgrade Alpine 3.10→3.12, GNU libc 2.30→2.32, and Python 3.7→3.8
  • Update: Knative serving tests were bumped from version 0.11.0 to version 0.18.0 (thanks, Noah Fontes!)

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Change: The DevPortal no longer looks for documentation at /.ambassador-internal/openapi-docs. A new field in Mappings, docs, must be used for specifying the source for documentation. This can result in an empty Dev Portal after upgrading if Mappings do not include a docs attribute.
  • Feature: How the OAuth2 Filter authenticates itself to the identity provider is now configurable with the clientAuthentication setting.
  • Feature: The OAuth2 Filter can now use RFC 7523 JWT assertions to authenticate itself to the identity provider; this is usable with all grant types.
  • Feature: When validating a JWT's scope, the JWT and OAuth2 Filters now support not just RFC 8693 behavior, but also the behavior of various drafts leading to it, making JWT scope validation usable with more identity providers.
  • Feature: The OAuth2 Filter now has inheritScopeArgument and stripInheritedScope settings that can further customize the behavior of accessTokenJWTFilter.
  • Feature: DevPortal: default configuration using the ambassador DevPortal resource.
  • Change: The OAuth2 Filter argument scopes has been renamed to scope, for consistency. The name scopes is deprecated, but will continue to work for backward compatibility.
  • Bugfix: OAuth2 Filter: Don't have accessTokenValidation: auto fall back to "userinfo" validation for a client_credentials grant; it doesn't make sense there and only serves to obscure a more useful error message.

1.8.1 October 16, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Ambassador no longer fails to configure Envoy listeners when a TracingService or LogService has a service name whose underlying cluster name has over 40 charcters.
  • Bugfix: The Ambassador diagnostics page no longer returns HTTP 500 when a TracingService or LogService has a service name whose underlying cluster name has over 40 characters.

1.8.0 October 08, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: HTTP IP Allow/Deny ranges are supported.
  • Bugfix: Ambassador's health checks don't claim that Envoy has failed when reconfiguration taking a long time (thanks, Fabrice, for contributions here!).
  • Bugfix: The edgectl connect command now works properly when using zsh on a Linux platform.
  • Bugfix: The container no longer exits "successfully" when the Deployment specifies an invalid command.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: RateLimit CRDs now support setting a response body, configurable with the errorResponse setting.
  • Bugfix: External Filter can now properly proxy the body to the configured auth_service
  • Bugfix: The RBAC for AES now grants permission to "patch" Events.v1.core (previously it granted "create" but not "patch")

1.7.4 October 06, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Several regressions in the 1.7.x series are resolved by removing the ability to set insecure.action on a per-Host-resource basis, which was an ability added in 1.7.0. This reverts to the pre-1.7.0 behavior of having one Host's insecure action "win" and be used for all Hosts.
  • Bugfix: Ambassador will no longer generate invalid Envoy configuration with duplicate clusters in certain scenarios when AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE=true.
  • Enhancement: When AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE=true is set, Ambassador now logs information about memory usage.

1.7.3 September 29, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Incorporate the Envoy 1.15.1 security update.
  • Bugfix: A regression introduced in 1.7.2 when AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE=true has been fixed where Host resources tls.ca_secret didn't work correctly.
  • Bugfix: TLSContext resources and spec.tls in Host resources now correctly handle namespaces with . in them.
  • Bugfix: Fix spec.requestPolicy.insecure.action for Host resources with a * wildcard in the hostname.
  • Bugfix: Reduce lock contention while generating diagnostics.

1.7.2 September 16, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: A regression introduced in 1.7.0 with the various Host resource spec.requestPolicy.insecure.action behaviors, including handling of X-Forwarded-Proto, has been fixed.
  • Bugfix: Host resources no longer perform secret namespacing when the AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE flag is enabled.

1.7.1 September 08, 2020

Ambasssador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Support envoy_validation_timeout in the Ambassador Module to set the timeout for validating new Envoy configurations

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: consul_connect_integration is now built correctly.
  • Bugfix: The developer portal again supports requests for API documentation

1.7.0 August 27, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Upgrade from Envoy 1.14.4 to 1.15.0.
  • Bugfix: Correctly handle a Host object with incompatible manually-specified TLSContext
  • Feature: The Ambassador control-plane now publishes Prometheus metrics alongside the existing Envoy data-plane metrics under the /metrics endpoint on port 8877.
  • Default-off early access: Experimental changes to allow Ambassador to more quickly process configuration changes (especially with larger configurations) have been added. The AMBASSADOR_FAST_RECONFIGURE env var must be set to enable this. AMBASSADOR_FAST_VALIDATION should also be set for maximum benefit.
  • Bugfix: Fixed insecure route action behavior. Host security policies no longer affect other Hosts.

Ambassador API Gateway only

  • Bugfix: Fixes regression in 1.5.1 that caused it to not correctly know its own version number, leading to notifications about an available upgrade despite being on the most recent version.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: DevPortal can now discover openapi documentation from Mappings that set host and headers
  • Feature: edgectl install will automatically enable Service Preview with a Preview URL on the Host resource it creates.
  • Feature: Service Preview will inject an x-service-preview-path header in filtered requests with the original request prefix to allow for context propagation.
  • Feature: Service Preview can intercept gRPC requests using the --grpc flag on the edgectl intercept add command and the getambassador.io/inject-traffic-agent-grpc: "true" annotation when using automatic Traffic-Agent injection.
  • Feature: The TracingService Zipkin config now supports setting collector_endpoint_version to tell Envoy to use Zipkin v2.
  • Feature: You can now inject request and/or response headers from a RateLimit.
  • Bugfix: Don't crash during startup if Redis is down.
  • Bugfix: Service Preview correctly uses the Host default Path value for the spec.previewUrl.type field.
  • Bugfix: The JWT, OAuth2, and other Filters are now better about reusing connections for outgoing HTTP requests.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a potential deadlock in the HTTP cache used for fetching JWKS and such for Filters.
  • Bugfix: Internal Ambassador data is no longer exposed to the /.ambassador-internal/ endpoints used by the DevPortal.
  • Bugfix: Problems with license key limits will no longer trigger spurious HTTP 429 errors. Using the RateLimit resource beyond 5rps without any form of license key will still trigger 429 responses, but now with a X-Ambassador-Message header indicating that's what happned.
  • Bugfix: When multiple RateLimits overlap, it is supposed to enforce the strictest limit; but the strictness comparison didn't correctly handle comparing limits with different units.
  • Change: The Redis settings have been adjusted to default to the pre-1.6.0 behavior, and have been adjusted to be easier to understand.
  • Feature: consul_connect_integration is now part of the AES image.
  • Bugfix: consul_connect_integration now correctly handles certificates from Hashicorp Vault.

1.6.2 July 30, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: The (new in 1.6.0) Host.spec.tls and Host.spec.tlsContext fields now work when AMBASSADOR_FAST_VALIDATION=fast is not set.
  • Bugfix: Setting use_websocket: true on a Mapping now only affects routes generated from that Mapping, instead of affecting all routes on that port.
  • Feature: It is now possible to "upgrade" to non-HTTP protocols other than WebSocket; the new allow_upgrade is a generalization of use_websocket.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: The Host.spec.requestPolicy.insecure.additionalPort field works again.
  • Bugfix: The Host.spec.ambassadorId is once again handled in addition to .ambassador_id; allowing hosts written by older versions AES prior to 1.6.0 to continue working.
  • Bugfix: Fix a redirect loop that could occur when using using multiple protectedOrigins in a Host.

1.6.1 July 23, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Mapping with https scheme for service are correctly parsed.
  • Bugfix: Mapping with both a scheme and a hostname of localhost is now handled correctly.
  • Bugfix: ConsulResolver now works again for Mappings outside of Ambassador's namespace.

1.6.0 July 21, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Incorporate the Envoy 1.14.4 security update.
  • API CHANGE: Turning off the Diagnostics UI via the Ambassador Module now disables access to the UI from both inside and outside the Ambassador Pod.
  • API CHANGE: Default changes updating Mapping status from default-on to default-off; see below.
  • Feature: Add support for circuit breakers in TCP mapping (thanks, Pierre Fersing!)
  • Feature: Ambassador CRDs now include schema. This enables validation by kubectl apply.
  • Feature: Advanced TLS configuration can be specified in Host resource via tlsContext and tls fields.
  • Feature: Implement sampling percentage in tracing service.
  • Performance improvement: Diagnostics are generated on demand rather than on every reconfig.
  • Performance improvement: Experimental fast validation of the contents of Ambassador resources has been added. The AMBASSADOR_FAST_VALIDATION env var must be set to enable this.
  • Internal: Configuration endpoints used internally by Ambassador are no longer accessible from outside the Ambassador Pod.
  • Bugfix: envoy_log_format can now be set with envoy_log_type: json.
  • Docs: Fixed OAuth2 documentation spelling errors (thanks, Travis Byrum!)

As previously announced, the default value of AMBASSADOR_UPDATE_MAPPING_STATUS has now changed from true to false; Ambassador will no longer attempt to update the Status of a Mapping unless you explicitly set AMBASSADOR_UPDATE_MAPPING_STATUS=true in the environment. If you do not have tooling that relies on Mapping status updates, we do not recommend setting AMBASSADOR_UPDATE_MAPPING_STATUS.

In Ambassador 1.7, TLS secrets in Ingress resources will not be able to use .namespace suffixes to cross namespaces.

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: The Edge Policy Console's Debugging page now has a "Log Out" button to terminate all EPC sessions.
  • Feature: X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff to response headers are now set for the Edge Policy Console, to prevent MIME confusion attacks.
  • Feature: The OAuth2 Filter now has a allowMalformedAccessToken setting to enable use with IDPs that generate access tokens that are not compliant with RFC 6750.
  • Bugfix: All JWT Filter errors are now formatted per the specified errorResponse.
  • Feature: Options for making Redis connection pooling configurable.
  • Bugfix: User is now directed to the correct URL after clicking in Microsoft Office.
  • Feature: The Console's Dashboard page has speedometer gauges to visualize Rate Limited and Authenticated traffic.

1.5.5 June 30, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Incorporate the Envoy 1.14.3 security update.

1.5.4 June 23, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Allow disabling Mapping-status updates (RECOMMENDED: see below)
  • Bugfix: Logging has been made much quieter; the default Envoy log level has been turned down from "warning" to "error"
  • Ambassador now logs timing information about reconfigures

We recommend that users set AMBASSADOR_UPDATE_MAPPING_STATUS=false in the environment to tell Ambassador not to update Mapping statuses unless you have some script that relies on Mapping status updates. The default value of AMBASSADOR_UPDATE_MAPPING_STATUS will change to false in Ambassador 1.6.

1.5.3 June 16, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Restore Envoy listener drain time to its pre-Ambassador 1.3.0 default of 10 minutes.
  • Bugfix: Read Knative ingress generation from the correct place in the Kubernetes object

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: Allow deletion of ProjectControllers.
  • Bugfix: Fix regression introduced in 1.4.2 where the OAuth2 AuthorizationCode filter no longer works when behind another gateway that rewrites the request hostname. The behavior here is now controllable via the internalOrigin sub-field.

1.5.2 June 10, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Incorporate the Envoy 1.14.2 security update.
  • Upgrade the base Docker images used by several tests (thanks, Daniel Sutton!).

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature (BETA): Added an in-cluster micro CI/CD system to enable building, staging, and publishing of GitHub projects from source. This has been included in previous versions as an alpha, but disabled by default. It is now in BETA.
  • Bugfix: The DEVPORTAL_CONTENT_URL environment variable now properly handles file:/// URLs to refer to volume-mounted content.
  • Bugfix: acmeProvider.authority: none is no longer case sensitive
  • Bugfix: edgectl connect works again on Ubuntu and other Linux setups with old versions of nss-mdns (older than version 0.11)
  • Bugfix: edgectl works again on Windows
  • Bugfix: The Edge Policy Console now correctly creates FilterPolicy resources

1.5.1 June 05, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Logging has been made much quieter
  • Bugfix: A service that somehow has no hostname should no longer cause an exception

1.5.0 May 28, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Change: Switched from quay.io back to DockerHub as our primary publication point. If you are using your own Kubernetes manifests, you will have to update them! Datawire's Helm charts and published YAML have already been updated.
  • Feature: switch to Envoy 1.14.1
  • Feature: Allow defaults for add_request_header, remove_request_header, add_response_header, and remove_response_header
  • Feature: Inform Knative of the route to the Ambassador service if available (thanks, Noah Fontes!)
  • Feature: Support the path and timeout options of the Knative ingress path rules (thanks, Noah Fontes!)
  • Feature: Allow preserving X-Request-ID on requests from external clients (thanks, Prakhar Joshi!)
  • Feature: Mappings now support query parameters (thanks, Phil Peble!)
  • Feature: Allow setting the Envoy shared-memory base ID (thanks, Phil Peble!)
  • Feature: Additional security configurations not set on default YAMLs
  • Feature: Let Ambassador configure regex_rewrite for advanced forwarding
  • Bugfix: Only update Knative ingress CRDs when the generation changes (thanks, Noah Fontes!)
  • Bugfix: Now behaves properly when AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE is set to an empty string; rather than getting in to a weird in-between state
  • Bugfix: The websocket library used by the test suite has been upgraded to incorporate security fixes (thanks, Andrew Allbright!)
  • Bugfix: Fixed evaluation of label selectors causing the wrong IP to be put in to Ingress resource statuses
  • Bugfix: The watt (port 8002) and ambex (port 8003) components now bind to localhost instead of 0.0.0.0, so they are no longer erroneously available from outside the Pod

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: edgectl upgrade allows upgrading API Gateway installations to AES
  • Feature: edgectl intercept can generate preview-urls for Host resources that enabled the feature
  • Feature: edgectl install will now automatically install the Service Preview components (ambassador-injector, telepresence-proxy) and scoped RBAC
  • Feature: Rate-limited 429 responses now include the Retry-After header
  • Feature: The JWT Filter now makes hasKey and doNotSet functions available to header field templates; in order to facilitate only conditionally setting a header field.
  • Feature: The OAuth2 Filter now has an expirationSafetyMargin setting that will cause an access token to be treated as expired sooner, in order to have a safety margin of time to send it to the upstream Resource Server that grants insufficient leeway.
  • Feature: The JWT Filter now has leewayFor{ExpiresAt,IssuedAt,NotBefore} settings for configuring leeway when validating the timestamps of a token.
  • Feature: The environment variables REDIS{,_PERSECOND}_{USERNAME,PASSWORD,TLS_ENABLED,TLS_INSECURE} may now be used to further configure how the Ambassador Edge Stack communicates with Redis.
  • Bugfix: Don't start the dev portal running if POLL_EVERY_SECS is 0
  • Bugfix: Now no longer needs cluster-wide RBAC when running with AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE.
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter now validates the reported-to-Client scope of an Access Token even if a separate accessTokenJWTFilter is configured.
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter now sends the user back to the identity provider to upgrade the scope if they request an endpoint that requires broader scope than initially requested; instead of erroring.
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter will no longer send RFC 7235 challenges back to the user agent if it would not accept RFC 7235 credentials (previously it only avoided sending HTTP 401 challenges, but still sent 400 or 403 challenges).
  • Bugfix: The amb-sidecar (port 8500) component now binds to localhost instead of 0.0.0.0, so it is no longer erroneously available from outside the Pod

1.4.3 May 14, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: Don't generate spurious 403s in the logs when using the Edge Policy Console.

1.4.2 April 22, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: The Traffic Agent binds to port 9900 by default. That port can be configured in the Agent's Pod spec.
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter redirection-endpoint now handles various XSRF errors more consistently (the way we meant it to in 1.2.1)
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter now supports multiple authentication domains that share the same credentials.
  • Bugfix: The ACME client now obeys AMBASSADOR_ID
  • Feature (ALPHA): Added an in-cluster micro CI/CD system to enable building, staging, and publishing of GitHub projects from source. This is disabled by default.

1.4.1 April 15, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Internal: edgectl install uses Helm under the hood

1.4.0 April 08, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: Support Ingress Path types improvements from networking.k8s.io/v1beta1 on Kubernetes 1.18+
  • Feature: Support Ingress hostname wildcards
  • Feature: Support for the IngressClass Resource, added to networking.k8s.io/v1beta1 on Kubernetes 1.18+
  • Feature: Mappings support the cluster_tag attribute to control the name of the generated Envoy cluster (thanks, Stefan Sedich!)
  • Feature: Support Envoy's ability to force response headers to canonical HTTP case (thanks, Puneet Loya!)
  • Bugfix: Correctly ignore Kubernetes services with no metadata (thanks, Fabrice!)

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: edgectl install output has clearer formatting
  • Feature: edgectl install offers help when installation does not succeed
  • Feature: edgectl install uploads installer and AES logs to a private area upon failure so Datawire support can help
  • Bugfix: The "Filters" tab in the webui no longer renders the value of OAuth client secrets that are stored in Kubernetes secrets.
  • Bugfix: The ACME client of of one Ambassador install will no longer interfere with the ACME client of another Ambassador install in the same namespace with a different AMBASSADOR_ID.
  • Bugfix: edgectl intercept supports matching headers values against regular expressions once more
  • Bugfix: edgectl install correctly handles more local and cluster environments

1.3.2 April 01, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: edgectl install correctly installs on Amazon EKS and other clusters that provide load balancers with fixed DNS names
  • Bugfix: edgectl install when using Helm once again works as documented
  • Bugfix: edgectl install console logs are improved and neatened
  • Bugfix: edgectl install --verbose output is improved
  • Bugfix: edgectl install automatically opens documentation pages for some errors
  • Bugfix: edgectl install help text is improved

1.3.1 March 24, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: edgectl install will not install on top of a running Ambassador
  • Bugfix: edgectl install can detect and report if kubectl is missing
  • Bugfix: edgectl install can detect and report if it cannot talk to a Kubernetes cluster
  • Bugfix: When using the Authorization Code grant type for OAuth2, expired tokens are correctly handled so that the user will be prompted to renew
  • Bugfix: When using the Password grant type for OAuth2, authentication sessions are properly associated with each user
  • Bugfix: When using the Password grant type for OAuth2, you can set up multiple Filters to allow requesting different scopes for different endpoints

1.3.0 March 17, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: Support username and password as headers for OAuth2 authentication (grantType: Password)
  • Feature: edgectl install provides better feedback for clusters that are unreachable from the public Internet
  • Feature: edgectl install supports KIND clusters (thanks, @factorypreset!)
  • Feature: edgectl intercept supports HTTPS
  • Feature: Ambassador Edge Stack Docker image is ~150MB smaller
  • Feature: The Edge Policy Console can be fully disabled with the diagnostics.enabled element in the ambassador Module
  • Feature: aes-plugin-runner now allows passing in docker run flags after the main argument list.
  • Bugfix: Ambassador Edge Stack doesn't crash if the Developer Portal content URL is not accessible
  • Bugfix: edgectl connect does a better job handling clusters with many services
  • Bugfix: The Plugin Filter now correctly sets request.TLS to nil/non-nil based on if the original request was encrypted or not.
  • Change: There is no longer a separate traffic-proxy image; that functionality is now part of the main AES image. Set command: ["traffic-manager"] to use it.

1.2.2 March 04, 2020

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Internal: Fix an error in Edge Stack update checks

1.2.1 March 03, 2020

Edge Stack users SHOULD NOT use this release, and should instead use 1.2.2.

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: re-support PROXY protocol when terminating TLS (#2348)
  • Bugfix: Incorporate the Envoy 1.12.3 security update

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Bugfix: The aes-plugin-runner binary for GNU/Linux is now statically linked (instead of being linked against musl libc), so it should now work on either musl libc or GNU libc systems
  • Feature (ALPHA): An aes-plugin-runner binary for Windows is now produced. (It is un-tested as of yet.)
  • Bugfix: The OAuth2 Filter redirection-endpoint now handles various XSRF errors more consistently
  • Change: The OAuth2 Filter redirection-endpoint now handles XSRF errors by redirecting back to the identity provider

1.2.0 February 24, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: add idle_timeout_ms support for common HTTP listener (thanks, Jordan Neufeld!) (#2155)
  • Feature: allow override of bind addresses, including for IPv6! (thanks to Josue Diaz!) (#2293)
  • Bugfix: Support Istio mTLS secrets natively (thanks, Phil Peble!) (#1475)
  • Bugfix: TLS custom secret with period in name doesn't work (thanks, Phil Peble!) (#1255)
  • Bugfix: Honor ingress.class when running with Knative
  • Internal: Fix CRD-versioning issue in CI tests (thanks, Ricky Taylor!)
  • Bugfix: Stop using deprecated Envoy configuration elements
  • Bugfix: Resume building a debuggable Envoy binary

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Change: The ambassador service now uses the default externalTrafficPolicy of Cluster rather than explicitly setting it to Local. This is a safer setting for GKE where the Local policy can cause outages when ambassador is updated. See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60121956/are-hitless-rolling-updates-possible-on-gke-with-externaltrafficpolicy-local for details.
  • Feature: edgectl install provides a much cleaner, quicker experience when installing Ambassador Edge Stack
  • Feature: Ambassador Edge Stack supports the Ambassador operator for automated management and upgrade
  • Feature: ifRequestHeader can now have valueRegex instead of value
  • Feature: The OAuth2 Filter now has useSessionCookies option to have cookies expire when the browser closes, rather than at a fixed duration
  • Feature: ifRequestHeader now has negate: bool to invert the match
  • Bugfix: The RBAC for Ingress now supports the networking.k8s.io apiGroup
  • Bugfix: Quiet Dev Portal debug logs
  • Bugfix: The Edge Policy Console is much less chatty when logged out
  • Change: The intercept agent is now incorporated into the aes image
  • Change: The OAuth2 Filter no longer sets cookies when insteadOfRedirect triggers
  • Change: The OAuth2 Filter more frequently adjusts the cookies

1.1.1 February 12, 2020

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Bugfix: Load explicitly referenced secrets in another namespace, even when AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE (thanks, Thibault Cohen!) (#2202)
  • Bugfix: Fix Host support for choosing cleartext or TLS (#2279)
  • Bugfix: Fix intermittent error when rendering /ambassador/v0/diag/
  • Internal: Various CLI tooling improvements

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: The Policy Console can now set the log level to "trace" (in addition to "info" or "debug")
  • Bugfix: Don't have the Policy Console poll for snapshots when logged out
  • Bugfix: Do a better job of noticing when the license key changes
  • Bugfix: aes-plugin-runner --version now works properly
  • Bugfix: Only serve the custom CONGRATULATIONS! 404 page on /
  • Change: The OAuth2 Filter stateTTL setting is now ignored; the lifetime of state-tokens is now managed automatically

1.1.0 January 28, 2020

(Note that Ambassador 1.1.0 is identical to Ambassador 1.1.0-rc.0, from January 24, 2020. Also, we're now using "-rc.N" rather than just "-rcN", for better compliance with SemVer.

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

  • Feature: support resources with the same name but in different namespaces (#2226, #2198)
  • Feature: support DNS overrides in edgectl
  • Bugfix: Reduce log noise about "kubestatus" updates
  • Bugfix: manage the diagnostics snapshot cache more aggressively to reduce memory footprint
  • Bugfix: re-enable Docker demo mode (and improve the test to make sure we don't break it again!) (#2227)
  • Bugfix: correct potential issue with building edgectl on Windows
  • Internal: fix an error with an undefined Python type in the TLS test (thanks, Christian Clauss!)

Ambassador Edge Stack only

  • Feature: make the External filter type fully compatible with the AuthService type
  • Docs: add instructions for what to do after downloading edgectl
  • Bugfix: make it much faster to apply the Edge Stack License
  • Bugfix: make sure the ACME terms-of-service link is always shown
  • Bugfix: make the Edge Policy Console more performant

1.0.0 January 15, 2020

Caution!

All of Ambassador's CRDs have been switched to apiVersion: getambassador.io/v2, and your resources will be upgraded when you apply the new CRDs. We recommend that you follow the migration instructions and check your installation's behavior before upgrading your CRDs.

Ambassador API Gateway + Ambassador Edge Stack

Breaking changes

  • When a resource specifies a service or secret name without a corresponding namespace, Ambassador will now look for the service or secret in the namespace of the resource that mentioned it. In the past, Ambassador would look in the namespace in which Ambassador was running.

Features

  • The Host CR provides an easy way to tell Ambassador about domains it should expect to handle, and how it should handle secure and insecure requests for those domains
  • Redirection from HTTP to HTTPS defaults to ON when termination contexts are present
  • Mapping and Host CRs, as well as Ingress resources, get Status updates to provide better feedback
  • Improve performance of processing events from Kubernetes
  • Automatic HTTPS should work with any ACME clients doing the http-01 challenge

Bugfixes

  • CORS now happens before rate limiting
  • The reconfiguration engine is better protected from exceptions
  • Don’t try to check for upgrades on every UI snapshot update
  • Reduced reconfiguration churn
  • Don't force SNI routes to be lower-priority than non-SNI routes
  • Knative mappings fallback to the Ambassador namespace if no namespace is specified
  • Fix ambassador_id handling for Knative resources
  • Treat ambassadorId as a synonym for ambassador_id (ambassadorId is the Protobuf 3 canonical form of ambassador_id)

Ambassador Edge Stack

Ambassador Edge Stack incorporates the functionality of the old Ambassador Pro product.

  • Authentication and ratelimiting are now available under a free community license
  • Given a Host CR, Ambassador can manage TLS certificates using ACME (or you can manage them by hand)
  • There is now an edgectl program that you can use for interacting with Ambassador from the command line
  • There is a web user-interface for Ambassador
  • BREAKING CHANGE: APP_LOG_LEVEL is now AES_LOG_LEVEL

See the CHANGELOG.old-pro.md file for the changelog of the old Ambassador Pro product.

1.0.0-rc6 January 15, 2020

  • AES: Bugfix: Fix ACME client with multiple replicas
  • AES: Bugfix: Fix ACME client race conditions with the API server and WATT
  • AES: Bugfix: Don't crash in the ACME client if Redis is unavailable

1.0.0-rc4 January 13, 2020

  • Change: Less verbose yet more useful Ambassador pod logs
  • Bugfix: Various bugfixes for listeners and route rejection
  • Bugfix: Don't append the service namespace for localhost
  • AES: Bugfix: Fix rendering mapping labels YAML in the webui
  • AES: Bugfix: Organize help output from edgectl so it is easier to read
  • AES: Bugfix: Various bugfixes around ACME support with manually-configured TLSContexts
  • AES: Change: Don't disable scout or enable extra-verbose logging when migrating from OSS
  • AES: BREAKING CHANGE: APP_LOG_LEVEL is now AES_LOG_LEVEL

1.0.0-rc1 January 11, 2020

  • Internal: Improvements to release machinery
  • Internal: Fix the dev shell
  • Internal: Adjust KAT tests to work with the Edge Stack

1.0.0-rc0 January 10, 2020

  • BREAKING CHANGE: Rename Host CR status field reason to errorReason
  • Feature: Host CRs now default .spec.hostname to .metadata.name
  • Feature: Host CRs now have a requestPolicy field to control redirecting from cleartext to TLS
  • Feature: Redirecting from cleartext to TLS no longer interferes with ACME http-01 challenges
  • Feature: Improved edgectl help and informational messages
  • Bugfix: Host CR status is now a sub-resource
  • Bugfix: Have diagd snapshot JSON not include "serialization" keys (which could potentially leak secrets)
  • Bugfix: Fix ambassador_id handling for Knative resources
  • Bugfix: Use the correct namespace for resources found via annotations
  • Bugfix: Treat ambassadorId as a synonym for ambassador_id (ambassadorId is the Protobuf 3 canonical form of ambassador_id)
  • Internal: Allow passing a DOCKER_NETWORK variable to the build-system

1.0.0-ea13 January 09, 2020

  • Bugfix: Knative mappings populate and fallback to the Ambassador namespace if unspecified
  • Internal: Knative tests for versions 0.7.1 and 0.8.0 were removed
  • Internal: Knative tests for version 0.11.0 were added
  • Internal: Improved performance with Edge Stack using /ambassador/v0/diag/ with an optional patch_client query param to send a partial representation in JSON Patch format, reducing the memory and network traffic for large deployments
  • Internal: Silencing warnings from which in docs preflight-check

1.0.0-ea12 January 08, 2020

  • BREAKING CHANGE: When a resource specifies a service or secret name without a corresponding namespace, Ambassador uses the namespace of the resource. In the past, Ambassador would use its own namespace.
  • Bugfix: Add the appropriate label so Ingress works with Edge Stack
  • Bugfix: Remove superfluous imagePullSecret
  • Bugfix: Fix various admin UI quirks, especially in Firefox
    • Bogus warnings about duplicate resources
    • Drag-and-drop reordering of rate limit configuration
    • Missing icons
  • Internal: Drop duplicated resources earlier in the processing chain
  • Internal: Streamline code generation from protobufs
  • Internal: Automated broken-link checks in the documentation

1.0.0-ea9 December 23, 2019

  • Bugfix: Use proper executable name for Windows edgectl
  • Bugfix: Don't force SNI routes to be lower-priority than non-SNI routes
  • Bugfix: Prevent the self-signed fallback context from conflicting with a manual context

1.0.0-ea7 December 19, 2019

  • Bugfix: UI buttons can hide themselves
  • Bugfix: Developer Portal API acquisition
  • Bugfix: Developer Portal internal routing
  • Internal: Better JS console usage
  • Internal: Rationalize usage reporting for Edge Stack

1.0.0-ea6 December 18, 2019

  • Feature: Improve performance of processing events from Kubernetes
  • Feature: Automatic HTTPS should work with any ACME clients doing the http-01 challenge
  • Internal: General improvements to test infrastructure
  • Internal: Improved the release process

ambassador-internal-access-control Filter and FilterPolicy are now created internally. Remove them from your cluster if upgrading from a previous version.

1.0.0-ea5 December 17, 2019

  • Internal: Improved the reliability of CI
  • Internal: Improved the release process

1.0.0-ea3 December 16, 2019

  • Feature: initial edgectl support for Windows!
  • UX: be explicit that seeing the license applied can take a few minutes
  • Bugfix: don’t try to check for upgrades on every UI snapshot update
  • Bugfix: don’t activate the fallback TLSContext if its secret is not available
  • Bugfix: first cut at reducing reconfiguration churn

1.0.0-ea1 December 10, 2019

Caution!

All of Ambassador's CRDs have been switched to apiVersion: getambassador.io/v2, and your resources will be upgraded when you apply the new CRDs. We recommend that you follow the migration instructions and check your installation's behavior before upgrading your CRDs.

Features

  • Authentication and ratelimiting are now available under a free community license
  • The Host CRD provides an easy way to tell Ambassador about domains it should expect to handle
  • Given a Host CRD, Ambassador can manage TLS certificates using ACME (or you can manage them by hand)
  • Redirection from HTTP to HTTPS defaults to ON when termination contexts are present
  • Mapping and Host CRDs, as well as Ingress resources, get Status updates to provide better feedback

Bugfixes

  • CVE-2019–18801, CVE-2019–18802, and CVE-2019–18836 are fixed by including Envoy 1.12.2
  • CORS now happens before rate limiting
  • The reconfiguration engine is better protected from exceptions

0.86.1 December 10, 2019

  • Envoy updated to 1.12.2 for security fixes
  • Envoy TCP keepalives are now supported (thanks, Bartek Kowalczyk!)
  • Envoy remote access logs are now supported
  • Correctly handle upgrades when the LogService CRD is not present

(Ambassador 0.86.0 was superseded by Ambassador 0.86.1.)

0.85.0 October 22, 2019

Features

  • Support configuring the Envoy access log format (thanks to John Esmet!)

0.84.1 October 20, 2019

Major changes:

  • Bugfix: Fix /ambassador permissions to allow running as non-root - Thanks @dmayle (https://github.com/dmayle) for reporting the bug.

0.84.0 October 18, 2019

Features:

  • Support setting window_bits for the GZip filter (thanks to Florent Delannoy!)
  • Correctly support tuning the regex_max_size, and bump its default to 200 (thanks to Paul Salaberria!)
  • Support setting redirect_cleartext_from in a TLSContext

Bugfixes:

  • Correctly update loadbalancer status of Ingress resources
  • Don't enable diagd debugging in the test suite unless explicitly requested (thanks to Jonathan Suever!)
  • Switch to an Envoy release build

Developer Notes:

  • Many many things about the build system have changed under the hood!
    • Start with make help, and
    • Join our Slack channel for more help!

0.83.0 October 08, 2019

Major changes:

  • Update Ambassador to address CVE-2019-15225 and CVE-2019-15226.

NOTE: this switches the default regex engine! See the documentation for the ambassador Module for more.

0.82.0 October 02, 2019

Major changes:

  • Feature: Arrange for the Prometheus metrics endpoint to also return associated headers (thanks, Jennifer Wu!)
  • Feature: Support setting a TLS origination context when doing TLS to a RateLimitService (thanks, Phil Peble!)
  • Feature: Allow configuring Envoy's access log path (thanks, Jonathan Suever!)
  • Update: Switch to Python 3.7 and Alpine 3.10

Developer notes:

  • Switch back to the latest mypy (currently 0.730)
  • Environment variable KAT_IMAGE_PULL_POLICY can override the imagePullPolicy when running KAT tests
  • Updated Generated Envoy Golang APIs

0.81.0 September 26, 2019

Major changes:

  • Feature: ${} environment variable interpolation is supported in all Ambassador configuration resources (thanks, Stefan Sedich!)
  • Feature: DataDog APM tracing is now supported (thanks again, Stefan Sedich!)
  • Bugfix: Fix an error in the TLSContext schema (thanks, @georgekaz!)

Developer notes:

  • Test services can now be built, deployed, and tested more easily (see BUILDING.md)
  • mypy is temporarily pinned to version 0.720.

0.80.0 September 20, 2019

Major changes:

  • Feature: Basic support for the Kubernetes Ingress resource
  • Feature: Basic reporting for some common configuration errors (lack of Mappings, lack of TLS contexts)
  • Bugfix: Update Envoy to prevent crashing when updating AuthService under load

Developer notes

  • Golang components now use Go 1.13
  • Ambassador build now requires clean type hinting
  • KAT client and server have been pulled back into the Ambassador repo

0.78.0 September 11, 2019

Major changes:

  • Feature: Support setting cipher_suites and ecdh_curves in TLSContext - #1782 (Thanks @teejaded)
  • Feature: Make 128-bits traceids the default - #1794 (Thanks @Pluies)
  • Feature: Set cap_net_bind_service to allow binding to low ports - #1720 (Thanks @swalberg)

Minor changes:

  • Testing: Add test that ambassador cli does not crash when called with --help - #1806 (Thanks @rokostik)

0.77.0 September 05, 2019

  • (Feature) Support the least_request load balancer policy (thanks, Steve Flanders!)
  • (Misc) Many test and release-engineering improvements under the hood

0.76.0 August 26, 2019

  • circuit breakers now properly handle overriding a global circuit breaker within a Mapping (#1767)
  • support for Knative 0.8.0 (#1732)

0.75.0 August 13, 2019

  • (Feature) Update to Envoy 1.11.1, including security fixes
  • (Feature) You can use a TLSContext without a secret to set origination options (#1708)
  • (Feature) Canary deployments can now use multiple host_rewrite values (#1159)
  • (Bugfix) Make sure that Ambassador won't mistakenly complain about the number of RateLimit and Tracing services (thanks, Christian Claus!)

0.74.1 August 06, 2019

  • (bugfix) Make sure that updates properly trigger reconfigures (#1727)
  • (misc) Arrange for startup logging to have timestamps

0.74.0 July 30, 2019

  • Bugfix: Make sure that the pod dies if Envoy dies
  • Bugfix: Correctly allow setting timeout_ms for AuthService (thanks, John Esmet!!)
  • Feature: Permit configuring cluster_idle_timeout_ms for upstream services (thanks, John Esmet!!) (#1542)

0.73.0 July 11, 2019

  • Feature: Experimental native support for Knative! (#1579)

  • Feature: Better Linkerd interoperability! (#1578, #1594)

  • Feature: Add a legend for the colors of service names on the diagnostic overview (thanks, Wyatt Pearsall!)

  • Feature: Allow switching Envoy to output JSON logs (thanks, Pedro Tavares!)

  • Feature: Allow setting AMBASSADOR_LABEL_SELECTOR and AMBASSADOR_FIELD_SELECTOR to let Ambassador use Kubernetes selectors to determine which things to read (thanks, John Esmet!) (#1292)

  • Feature: Allow configuring retries for AuthService (thanks, Kevin Dagostino!) (#1622, #1461)

  • Bugfix: Allow Ambassador to ride through Envoy-validation timeouts (thanks, John Morrisey!)

  • Bugfix: Allow Ambassador to ride through parse errors on input resources (thanks, Andrei Predoiu!) (#1625)

  • Bugfix: Allow '.' in a secret name to just be a '.' (#1255)

  • Bugfix: Allow manually defining an Ambassador Service resource, same as any other resource

  • Bugfix: Prevent spurious duplicate-resource errors when loading config from the filesystem

0.72.0 June 13, 2019

  • Envoy: Update Envoy to commit 8f57f7d765
  • Bugfix: Auth spans are now properly connected to requests (#1414)
  • Bugfix: include_body now works correctly (#1531, #1595)
  • Bugfix: x_forwarded_proto_redirect works again (thanks to Kyle Martin!) (#1571)
  • Bugfix: Ambassador works correctly with read-only filesystems (thanks, Niko Kurtti!) (#1614, #1619)
  • Bugfix: Correctly render groups associated with a given resolver in diagnostics JSON output
  • Feature: Give the Ambassador CLI a way to specify the directory into which to write secrets.

0.71.0 June 06, 2019

  • Feature: GZIP support #744
  • Feature: diag UI shows active Resolvers #1453
  • Feature: CRDs exist for Resolvers #1563
  • Feature: Resolvers with custom names work, even as CRDs #1497
  • Feature: The /metrics endpoint provides direct access to Prometheus-format stats (thanks to Rotem Tamir!)
  • Bugfix: statsd-exporter now correctly defaults to port 8125 (thanks to Jonathan Suever!)
  • Bugfix: redirect_cleartext_from no longer strips the URL path #1463
  • Bugfix: canary weights of 0 and 100 work correctly #1379
  • Bugfix: docker run works again for the Ambassador demo, and is part of our tests now #1569
  • Bugfix: Scout DEBUG messages don’t get leaked into the diag UI #1573
  • Maintenance: warn of upcoming protocol version changes
  • Maintenance: check in with Scout every 24 hours, but no more than twice per day

0.70.1 May 24, 2019

Minor changes:

  • Bugfix: Disable CRD support if Ambassador cannot access them
  • Upgrade: Upgrade to watt 0.5.1

0.70.0 May 20, 2019

Major changes:

  • Feature: Support CRDs in the getambassador.io API group for configuration (#482)
  • Feature: Update to Envoy 1.10

Minor changes:

  • Feature: Support removing request headers (thanks @ysaakpr!)
  • Bugfix: watt should better coalesce calls to the watch hook on startup
  • Bugfix: Ambassador no longer uses ports 7000 or 18000 (#1526, #1527)

0.61.1 May 16, 2019

  • Bugfix: Make sure that Consul discovery properly handles the datacenter name (#1533)
  • Bugfix: Make sure that the feature-walk code is protected against clusters with no endpoints at all (#1532)

0.61.0 May 08, 2019

Ambassador 0.61.0 metadata

Changes:

  • Feature: Support for minimum and maximum TLS versions (#689)
  • Feature: Allow choosing whether to append or overwrite when adding request or response headers (#1481) - thanks to @ysaakpr
  • Feature: Support for circuit breakers (#360)
  • Feature: Support for automatic retries (#1127) - thanks to @l1v3
  • Feature: Support for shadow traffic weighting - thanks to @nemo83
  • Feature: Support for HTTP/1.0 (#988) - thanks to @cyrus-mc
  • Bugfix: Problem with local Consul agent resolver and non-standard HTTP port (#1508)
  • Bugfix: Round each mapping's weight to an integer to prevent invalid Envoy configurations when using weights (#1289) - thanks to @esmet
  • Bugfix: Fix deadlock on invalid Envoy configuration (#1491) - thanks to @esmet
  • Bugfix: Fixed LightStep gRPC TracingService (#1189) - thanks to @sbaum1994

0.60.3 May 01, 2019

Changes since 0.60.2

  • When scanning its configuration for secrets and endpoints that must be watched, 0.60.2 could fail with certain configurations if TLS termination but not origination was active. Those failures are fixed now.

0.60.2 April 29, 2019

Changes since 0.60.1

  • Ambassador is now much more careful about which endpoints and secrets it pays attention to. (#1465 again -- thanks to @flands and @seandon for the help here!)

0.60.1 April 25, 2019

Changes since 0.60.0

  • Speed up initial parsing of WATT snapshots considerably (#1465)
  • Don't look at secrets in the kube-system namespace, or for service-account tokens.
  • Make sure that secrets we do look at are correctly associated with their namespaces (#1467 -- thanks to @flands and @derrickburns for their contributions here!)
  • Allow tuning the number of input snapshots retained for debugging
  • Include the grab-snapshots.py script to help with debuggability

0.60.0 April 23, 2019

Changes since 0.53.1

  • BREAKING CHANGE: Ambassador listens on 8080 and 8443 by default so it does not need to run as root
  • Ambassador natively supports using Consul for service discovery
  • AMBASSADOR_ENABLE_ENDPOINTS is no longer needed; configure using the Resolver resource instead
  • Support for the Maglev load balancing algorithm
  • Support connect_timeout_ms. Thanks to Pétur Erlingsson.
  • Support for idle_timeout_ms Thanks to Aaron Triplett.
  • Ambassador will properly reload renewed Let's Encrypt certificates (#1416). Thanks to Matthew Ceroni.
  • Ambassador will now properly redirect from HTTP to HTTPS based on x-forwarded-proto (#1233).
  • The case_sensitive field now works when host_redirect is set to true (#699). Thanks to Peter Choi and Christopher Coté.

0.53.1 April 05, 2019

(0.53.0 was immediately supplanted by 0.53.1.)

SECURITY FIXES

Ambassador 0.53.1 addresses two security issues in Envoy Proxy, CVE-2019-9900 and CVE-2019-9901:

  • CVE-2019-9900 (Score 8.3/High). When parsing HTTP/1.x header values, Envoy 1.9 and before does not reject embedded zero characters (NUL, ASCII 0x0).

  • CVE-2019-9901 (Score 8.3/High). Envoy does not normalize HTTP URL paths in Envoy 1.9 and before.

Since these issues can potentially allow a remote attacker to use maliciously-crafted URLs to bypass authentication, anyone running an Ambassador prior to 0.53.1 should upgrade.

UPCOMING CHANGES

Ambassador 0.60 will listen on ports 8080/8443 by default. The diagnostics service in Ambassador 0.52.0 will try to warn you if your configuration will be affected by this change.

Other changes since 0.52.1

  • AuthService version ambassador/v1 can now explicitly configure how much body data is sent to the external authentication service.

0.52.1 March 26, 2019

Changes since 0.52.0

  • You can specify the AMBASSADOR_NO_SECRETS environment variable to prevent Ambassador from watching Kubernetes secrets at all (thanks @esmet!) (#1293)
  • The services used when you do docker run ambassador --demo have been moved into the Docker image, to remove external dependencies from the Ambassador quickstart.

0.52.0 March 21, 2019

Changes since 0.51.2

  • Initial support for endpoint routing, rather than relying on kube-proxy (#1031)
    • set AMBASSADOR_ENABLE_ENDPOINTS in the environment to allow this
  • Initial support for Envoy ring hashing and session affinity (requires endpoint routing!)
  • Support Lua filters (thanks to @lolletsoc!)
  • Support gRPC-Web (thanks to @gertvdijk!) (#456)
  • Support for gRPC HTTP 1.1 bridge (thanks to @rotemtam!)
  • Allow configuring num-trusted-hosts for X-Forwarded-For
  • External auth services using gRPC can now correctly add new headers (#1313)
  • External auth services correctly add trace spans
  • Ambassador should respond to changes more quickly now (#1294, #1318)
  • Ambassador startup should be faster now

0.51.2 March 12, 2019

Changes since 0.51.1

  • Cookies are now correctly handled when using external auth services... really. (#1211)

0.51.1 March 11, 2019

Changes since 0.51.0

  • Ambassador correctly handles services in namespaces other than the one Ambassador is running in.

0.51.0 March 08, 2019

0.51.0 is not recommended: upgrade to 0.51.1.

Changes since 0.50.3

  • Ambassador can now route any TCP connection, using the new TCPMapping resource. (#420)
  • Cookies are now correctly handled when using external auth services (#1211)
  • Lots of work in docs and testing under the hood

Limitations in 0.51.0

At present, you cannot mix HTTP and HTTPS upstream services in any Ambassador resource. This restriction will be lifted in a future Ambassador release.

0.50.3 February 21, 2019

Fixes since 0.50.2

  • Ambassador saves configuration snapshots as it manages configuration changes. 0.50.3 keeps only 5 snapshots, to bound its disk usage. The most recent snapshot has no suffix; the -1 suffix is the next most recent, and the -4 suffix is the oldest.
  • Ambassador will not check for available updates more often than once every four hours.

Limitations in 0.50.3

At present, you cannot mix HTTP and HTTPS upstream services in any Ambassador resource. This restriction will be lifted in a future Ambassador release.

0.50.2 February 15, 2019

Important fixes since 0.50.1

  • Ambassador no longer requires annotations in order to start -- with no configuration, it will launch with only the diagnostics service available. (#1203)
  • If external auth changes headers, routing will happen based on the changed values. (#1226)

Other changes since 0.50.1

  • Ambassador will no longer log errors about Envoy statistics being unavaible before startup is complete (#1216)
  • The tls attribute is again available to control the client certificate offered by an AuthService (#1202)

Limitations in 0.50.2

At present, you cannot mix HTTP and HTTPS upstream services in any Ambassador resource. This restriction will be lifted in a future Ambassador release.

0.50.1 February 07, 2019

0.50.1 is not recommended: upgrade to 0.52.0.

Changes since 0.50.0

  • Ambassador defaults to only doing IPv4 DNS lookups. IPv6 can be enabled in the Ambassador module or in a Mapping. (#944)
  • An invalid Envoy configuration should not cause Ambassador to hang.
  • Testing using docker run and docker compose is supported again. (#1160)
  • Configuration from the filesystem is supported again, but see the "Running Ambassador" documentation for more.
  • Datawire's default Ambassador YAML no longer asks for any permissions for ConfigMaps.

0.50.0 January 29, 2019

Ambassador 0.50.0 is a major rearchitecture of Ambassador onto Envoy V2 using the ADS. See the "BREAKING NEWS" section above for more information.

(Note that Ambassador 0.50.0-rc7 and -rc8 were internal releases.)

Changes since 0.50.0-rc6

  • AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE is finally correctly supported and properly tested (#1098)
  • Ambassador won't throw an exception for name collisions between resources (#1155)
  • A TLS Module can now coexist with SNI (the TLS Module effectively defines a fallback cert) (#1156)
  • ambassador dump --diag no longer requires you to explicitly state --v1 or --v2

Limitations in 0.50.0 GA

  • Configuration from the filesystem is not supported in 0.50.0. It will be resupported in 0.50.1.
  • A TLSContext referencing a secret in another namespace will not function when AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE is set.

0.50.0-rc6 January 28, 2019

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc6 is a release candidate.

Changes since 0.50.0-rc5

  • Ambassador watches certificates and automatically updates TLS on certificate changes (#474)
  • Ambassador no longer saves secrets it hasn't been told to use to disk (#1093)
  • Ambassador correctly honors AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE rather than trying to access all namespaces (#1098)
  • Ambassador correctly honors the AMBASSADOR_CONFIG_BASE_DIR setting again (#1118)
  • Configuration changes take effect much more quickly than in RC5 (#1148)
  • redirect_cleartext_from works with no configured secret, to support TLS termination at a downstream load balancer (#1104)
  • redirect_cleartext_from works with the PROXY protocol (#1115)
  • Multiple AuthService resources (for canary deployments) work again (#1106)
  • AuthService with allow_request_body works correctly with an empty body and no Content-Length header (#1140)
  • Mapping supports the bypass_auth attribute to bypass authentication (thanks, @patricksanders! #174)
  • The diagnostic service no longer needs to re-parse the configuration on every page load (#483)
  • Startup is now faster and more stable
  • The Makefile should do the right thing if your PATH has spaces in it (thanks, @er1c!)
  • Lots of Helm chart, statsd, and doc improvements (thanks, @Flydiverny, @alexgervais, @bartlett, @victortv7, and @zencircle!)

0.50.0-rc5 January 14, 2019

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc5 is a release candidate.

Changes since 0.50.0-rc4

  • Websocket connections will now be authenticated if an AuthService is configured #1026
  • Client certificate authentication should function whether configured from a TLSContext resource or from the the old-style TLS module (this is the full fix for [#993])
  • Ambassador can now switch listening ports without a restart (e.g. switching from cleartext to TLS) #1100
  • TLS origination certificates (including Istio mTLS) should now function #1071
  • The diagnostics service should function in all cases. #1096
  • The Ambassador image is significantly (~500MB) smaller than RC4.

0.50.0-rc4 January 09, 2019

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc4 is a release candidate, and fully supports running under Microsoft Azure.

Changes since 0.50.0-rc3

  • Ambassador fully supports running under Azure #1039
  • The proto attribute of a v1 AuthService is now optional, and defaults to http
  • Ambassador will warn about the use of v0 configuration resources.

0.50.0-rc3 January 03, 2019

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc3 is a release candidate, but see below for an important warning about Azure.

Microsoft Azure

There is a known issue with recently-created Microsoft Azure clusters where Ambassador will stop receiving service updates after running for a short time. This will be fixed in 0.50.0-GA.

Changes since 0.50.0-rc2

  • The Location and Set-Cookie headers should always be allowed from the auth service when using an ambassador/v0 config #1054
  • add_response_headers (parallel to add_request_headers) is now supported (thanks, @n1koo!)
  • host_redirect and shadow both now work correctly #1057, #1069
  • Kat is able to give better information when it cannot parse a YAML specification.

0.50.0-rc2 December 24, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc2 fixes some significant TLS bugs found in RC1.

Changes since 0.50.0-rc1:

  • TLS client certificate verification should function correctly (including requiring client certs).
  • TLS context handling (especially with multiple contexts and origination contexts) has been made more consistent and correct.
    • Ambassador is now much more careful about reporting errors in TLS configuration (especially around missing keys).
    • You can reference a secret in another namespace with secret: $secret_name.$namespace.
    • Ambassador will now save certificates loaded from Kubernetes to $AMBASSADOR_CONFIG_BASE_DIR/$namespace/secrets/$secret_name.
  • use_proxy_proto should be correctly supported #1050.
  • AuthService v1 will default its proto to http (thanks @flands!)
  • The JSON diagnostics service supports filtering: requesting /ambassador/v0/diag/?json=true&filter=errors, for example, will return only the errors element from the diagnostic output.

0.50.0-rc1 December 19, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-rc1 is a release candidate.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea7:

  • Websockets should work happily with external authentication #1026
  • A TracingService using a long cluster name works now #1025
  • TLS origination certificates are no longer offered to clients when Ambassador does TLS termination #983
  • Ambassador will listen on port 443 only if TLS termination contexts are present; a TLS origination context will not cause the switch
  • The diagnostics service is working, and correctly reporting errors, again. #1019
  • timeout_ms in a Mapping works correctly again #990
  • Ambassador sends additional anonymized usage data to help Datawire prioritize bug fixes, etc. See docs/ambassador/running.md for more information, including how to disable this function.

0.50.0-ea7 November 19, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea7 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Upcoming major changes:

  • API version ambassador/v0 will be officially deprecated in Ambassador 0.50.0. API version ambassador/v1 will the minimum recommended version for resources in Ambassador 0.50.0.

  • Some resources will change between ambassador/v0 and ambassador/v1.

    • For example, the Mapping resource will no longer support rate_limits as that functionality will be subsumed by labels.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea6:

  • Ambassador now supports labels for all Mappings.
  • Configuration of rate limits for a Mapping is now handled by providing labels in the domain configured for the RateLimitService (by default, this is "ambassador").
  • Ambassador, once again, supports statsd for statistics gathering.
  • The Envoy buffer filter is supported.
  • Ambassador can now use GRPC to call the external authentication service, and also include the message body in the auth call.
  • It's now possible to use environment variables to modify the configuration directory (thanks @n1koo!).
  • Setting environment variable AMBASSADOR_KUBEWATCH_NO_RETRY will cause the Ambassador pod to exit, and be rescheduled, if it loses its connection to the Kubernetes API server.
  • Many dependencies have been updated, most notably including switching to kube-client 8.0.0.

0.50.0-ea6 November 19, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea6 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea5:

  • alpn_protocols is now supported in the TLS module and TLSContexts
  • Using TLSContexts to provide TLS termination contexts will correctly switch Ambassador to listening on port 443.
  • redirect_cleartext_from is now supported with SNI
  • Zipkin TracingService configuration now supports 128-bit trace IDs and shared span contexts (thanks, @alexgervais!)
  • Zipkin should correctly trace calls to external auth services (thanks, @alexgervais!)
  • AuthService configurations now allow separately configuring headers allowed from the client to the auth service, and from the auth service upstream
  • Ambassador won't endlessly append :annotation to K8s resources
  • The Ambassador CLI no longer requires certificate files to be present when dumping configurations
  • make mypy will run full type checks on Ambassador to help developers

0.50.0-ea5 November 06, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea5 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea4:

  • use_remote_address is now set to true by default. If you need the old behavior, you will need to manually set use_remote_address to false in the ambassador Module.
  • Ambassador 0.50.0-ea5 supports SNI! See the docs for more here.
  • Header matching is now supported again, including host and method headers.

0.50.0-ea4 October 31, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea4 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea3:

  • Ambassador 0.50.0-ea4 uses Envoy 1.8.0.
  • RateLimitService is now supported. You will need to restart Ambassador if you change the RateLimitService configuration. We expect to lift this restriction in a later release; for now, the diag service will warn you when a restart is required.
    • The RateLimitService also has a new timeout_ms attribute, which allows overriding the default request timeout of 20ms.
  • GRPC is provisionally supported, but still needs improvements in test coverage.
  • Ambassador will correctly include its EA number when checking for updates.

0.50.0-ea3 October 21, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea3 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea2:

  • TracingService is now supported. You will need to restart Ambassador if you change the TracingService configuration. We expect to lift this restriction in a later release; for now, the diag service will warn you when a restart is required.
  • Websockets are now supported, including mapping the same websocket prefix to multiple upstream services for canary releases or load balancing.
  • KAT supports full debug logs by individual Test or Query.

Ambassador 0.50.0 is not yet feature-complete. Read the Limitations and Breaking Changes sections in the 0.50.0-ea1 section below for more information.

0.50.0-ea2 October 16, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea2 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Changes since 0.50.0-ea1:

  • Attempting to enable TLS termination without supplying a valid cert secret will result in HTTP on port 80, rather than HTTP on port 443. No error will be displayed in the diagnostic service yet. This is a bug and will be fixed in -ea3.
  • CORS is now supported.
  • Logs are no longer full of accesses from the diagnostic service.
  • KAT supports isolating OptionTests.
  • The diagnostics service now shows the V2 config actually in use, not V1.
  • make will no longer rebuild the Python venv so aggressively.

Ambassador 0.50.0 is not yet feature-complete. Read the Limitations and Breaking Changes sections in the 0.50.0-ea1 section below for more information.

0.50.0-ea1 October 11, 2018

Ambassador 0.50.0-ea1 is an EARLY ACCESS release! IT IS NOT SUPPORTED FOR PRODUCTION USE.

Ambassador 0.50.0 is not yet feature-complete. Limitations:

  • RateLimitService and TracingService resources are not currently supported.
  • WebSockets are not currently supported.
  • CORS is not currently supported.
  • GRPC is not currently supported.
  • TLS termination is not
  • statsd integration has not been tested.
  • The logs are very cluttered.
  • Configuration directly from the filesystem isn’t supported.
  • The diagnostics service cannot correctly drill down by source file, though it can drill down by route or other resources.
  • Helm installation has not been tested.
  • AuthService does not currently have full support for configuring headers to be sent to the extauth service. At present it sends all the headers listed in allowed_headers plus:
    • Authorization
    • Cookie
    • Forwarded
    • From
    • Host
    • Proxy-Authenticate
    • Proxy-Authorization
    • Set-Cookie
    • User-Agent
    • X-Forwarded-For
    • X-Forwarded-Host
    • X-Forwarded
    • X-Gateway-Proto
    • WWW-Authenticate

BREAKING CHANGES from 0.40.0

  • Configuration from a ConfigMap is no longer supported.

  • The authentication Module is no longer supported; use AuthService instead (which you probably already were).

  • External authentication now uses the core Envoy envoy.ext_authz filter, rather than the custom Datawire auth filter.

    • ext_authz speaks the same protocol, and your existing external auth services should work, however:
    • ext_authz does not send all the request headers to the external auth service (see above in Limitations).
  • Circuit breakers and outlier detection are not supported. They will be reintroduced in a later Ambassador release.

  • Ambassador now requires a TLS Module to enable TLS termination, where previous versions would automatically enable termation if the ambassador-certs secret was present. A minimal Module for the same behavior is:

      ---
      kind: Module
      name: tls
      config:
        server:
          secret: ambassador-certs
    

0.40.2 November 26, 2018

Minor changes:

  • Feature: Support using environment variables to modify the configuration directory (thanks @n1koo!)
  • Feature: In Helmfile, support volumeMounts (thanks @kyschouv!)
  • Bugfix: In Helmfile, correctly quote .Values.namespace.single (thanks @bobby!)
  • Bugfix: In Helmfile, correctly support Nodeport in HTTP and HTTPS (thanks @n1koo!)

0.40.1 October 29, 2018

Minor changes:

  • Feature: Support running Ambassador as a Daemonset via Helm (thanks @DipeshMitthalal!)
  • Feature: Switch to Envoy commit 5f795fe2 to fix a crash if attempting to add headers after using an AuthService (#647, #680)

0.40.0 September 25, 2018

Minor changes:

  • Feature: Allow users to override the STATSD_HOST value (#810). Thanks to @rsyvarth.
  • Feature: Support LightStep distributed tracing (#796). Thanks to @alexgervais.
  • Feature: Add service label in Helm chart (#778). Thanks to @sarce.
  • Feature: Add support for load balancer IP in Helm chart (#765). Thanks to @larsha.
  • Feature: Support prometheus mapping configurations (#746). Thanks to @bcatcho.
  • Feature: Add support for loadBalancerSourceRanges to Helm chart (#764). Thanks to @mtbdeano.
  • Feature: Support for namespaces and Ambassador ID in Helm chart (#588, #643). Thanks to @MichielDeMey and @jstol.
  • Bugfix: Add AMBASSADOR_VERIFY_SSL_FALSE flag (#782, #807). Thanks to @sonrier.
  • Bugfix: Fix Ambassador single namespace in Helm chart (#827). Thanks to @sarce.
  • Bugfix: Fix Helm templates and default values (#826).
  • Bugfix: Add stats-sink back to Helm chart (#763).
  • Bugfix: Allow setting timeout_ms to 0 for gRPC streaming services (#545). Thanks to @lovers36.
  • Bugfix: Update Flask to 0.12.3.

0.39.0 August 30, 2018

Major Changes:

  • Bugfix: The statsd container has been removed by default in order to avoid DoSing Kubernetes DNS. The functionality can be re-enabled by setting the STATSD_ENABLED environment variable to true in the Ambassador deployment YAML (#568).
  • Docs: Added detailed Ambassador + Istio Integration Documentation on monitoring and distributed tracing. - @feitnomore

Minor Changes:

  • Docs: Added instructions for running Ambassador with Docker Compose. - @bcatcho
  • Bugfix: Fix Ambassador to more aggressively reconnect to Kubernetes (#554). - @nmatsui
  • Feature: Diagnostic view displays AuthService, RateLimitService, and TracingService (#730). - @alexgervais
  • Feature: Enable Ambassador to tag tracing spans with request headers via tag_headers. - @alexgervais

0.38.0 August 08, 2018

Major changes:

  • Feature: Default CORS configuration can now be set - @KowalczykBartek
  • Bugfix: Ambassador does not crash with empty YAML config anymore - @rohan47

Minor changes:

  • DevEx: master is now latest, stable tracks the latest released version
  • DevEx: release-prep target added to Makefile to facilitate releasing process
  • DevEx: all tests now run in parallel, consuming lesser time
  • Bugfix: Ambassador SIGCHLD messages are less scary looking now

0.37.0 July 31, 2018:

Major changes:

  • Feature: Added support for request tracing (by Alex Gervais)

0.36.0 July 26, 2018:

Major changes:

  • Fix: HEAD requests no longer cause segfaults
  • Feature: TLS can now be configured with arbitrary secret names, instead of predefined secrets
  • Change: The Envoy dynamic header value %CLIENT_IP% is no longer supported. Use %DOWNSTREAM_REMOTE_ADDRESS_WITHOUT_PORT% instead. (This is due to a change in Envoy 1.7.0.)

0.35.3 July 18, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

Major changes:

  • Ambassador is now based on Envoy v1.7.0
  • Support for X-FORWARDED-PROTO based redirection, generally used with Layer 7 load balancers
  • Support for port based redirection using redirect_cleartext_from, generally used with Layer 4 load balancers
  • Specifying HTTP and HTTPS target ports in Helm chart

Other changes:

  • End-to-end tests can now be run with make e2e command
  • Helm release automation has been fixed
  • Mutliple end-to-end tests are now executed in parallel, taking lesser time
  • Huge revamp to documentation around unit tests
  • Documentation changes

0.35.2 July 05, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

  • 0.35.2 is almost entirely about updates to Datawire testing infrastructure.
  • The only user-visible change is that Ambassador will do a better job of showing which Kubernetes objects define Ambassador configuration objects when using AMBASSADOR_ID to run multiple Ambassadors in the same cluster.

0.35.1 June 25, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

  • Properly support supplying additional TLS configuration (such as redirect_cleartext_from) when using certificates from a Kubernetes Secret
  • Update Helm chart to allow customizing annotations on the deployed ambassador Kubernetes Service (thanks @psychopenguin!)

0.35.0 June 25, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

  • 0.35.0 re-supports websockets, but see the BREAKING NEWS for an important caveat.
  • 0.35.0 supports running as non-root. See the BREAKING NEWS above for more information.
  • Make sure regex matches properly handle backslashes, and properly display in the diagnostics service (thanks @alexgervais!).
  • Prevent kubewatch from falling into an endless spinloop (thanks @mechpen!).
  • Support YAML array syntax for CORS array elements.

0.34.3 June 13, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

  • 0.34.3 cannot support websockets: see the WARNING above.
  • Fix a possible crash if no annotations are found at all (#519).
  • Improve logging around service watching and such.

0.34.2 June 11, 2018: READ THE WARNING ABOVE

Changed

  • 0.34.2 cannot support websockets: see the WARNING above.
  • Ambassador is now based on Envoy 1.6.0!
  • Ambassador external auth services can now modify existing headers in place, as well as adding new headers.
  • Re-support the ambassador-cacert secret for configuring TLS client-certificate authentication. Note well that a couple of things have changed in setting this up: you'll use the key tls.crt, not fullchain.pem. See https://www.getambassador.io/reference/auth-tls-certs for more.

0.34.1 June 04, 2018

Bugfixes

  • Unbuffer log output for better diagnostics.
  • Switch to gunicorn instead of Werkzeug for the diag service.
  • Use the YAML we release as the basis for end-to-end testing.

0.34.0 May 16, 2018

Changed

  • When originating TLS, use the host_rewrite value to set outgoing SNI. If no host_rewrite is set, do not use SNI.
  • Allow disabling external access to the diagnostics service (with thanks to @alexgervais and @dougwilson).

0.33.1 May 16, 2018

Changed

  • Fix YAML error on statsd pod.

0.33.0 May 14, 2018

Changed

  • Fix support for host_redirect in a Mapping. See the Mapping documentation for more details: the definition of the host_redirect attribute has changed.

0.32.2 May 02, 2018

(Note that 0.32.1 was an internal release.)

Changed

  • Fix a bad bootstrap CSS inclusion that would cause the diagnostic service to render incorrectly.

0.32.0 April 27, 2018

Changed

  • Traffic shadowing is supported using the shadow attribute in a Mapping
  • Multiple Ambassadors can now run more happily in a single cluster
  • The diagnostic service will now show you what AuthService configuration is active
  • The tls keyword now works for AuthService just like it does for Mapping (thanks @dvavili!)

0.31.0 April 12, 2018

Changed

  • Rate limiting is now supported (thanks, @alexgervais!) See the docs for more detail here.
  • The statsd container has been quieted down yet more (thanks again, @alexgervais!).

0.30.2 March 26, 2018

Changed

  • drop the JavaScript statsd for a simple socat-based forwarder
  • ship an Ambassador Helm chart (thanks @stefanprodan!)
    • Interested in testing Helm? See below!
  • disable Istio automatic sidecar injection (thanks @majelbstoat!)
  • clean up some doc issues (thanks @lavoiedn and @endrec!)

To test Helm, make sure you have helm installed and that you have tiller properly set up for your RBAC configuration. Then:

helm repo add datawire https://www.getambassador.io

helm upgrade --install --wait my-release datawire/ambassador

You can also use adminService.type=LoadBalancer.

0.30.1 March 26, 2018

Fixed

  • The tls module is now able to override TLS settings probed from the ambassador-certs secret

0.30.0 March 23, 2018

Changed

  • Support regex matching for prefix (thanks @radu-c!)
  • Fix docs around AuthService usage

0.29.0 March 15, 2018

Changed

  • Default restart timings have been increased. This will cause Ambassador to respond to service changes less quickly; by default, you'll see changes appear within 15 seconds.
  • Liveness and readiness checks are now enabled after 30 seconds, rather than 3 seconds, if you use our published YAML.
  • The statsd container is now based on mhart/alpine-node:9 rather than :7.
  • envoy_override has been reenabled in Mappings.

0.28.1 March 05, 2018 (and 0.28.0 on March 02, 2018)

(Note that 0.28.1 is identical to 0.28.0, and 0.27.0 was an internal release. These are related to the way CI generates tags, which we'll be revamping soon.)

Changed

  • Support tuning Envoy restart parameters
  • Support host_regex, method_regex, and regex_headers to allow regular expression matches in Mappings
  • Support use_proxy_proto and use_remote_address in the ambassador module
  • Fine-tune the way we sort a Mapping based on its constraints
  • Support manually setting the precedence of a Mapping, so that there's an escape hatch when the automagic sorting gets it wrong
  • Expose alpn_protocols in the tls module (thanks @technicianted!)
  • Make logs a lot quieter
  • Reorganize and update documentation
  • Make sure that ambassador dump --k8s will work correctly
  • Remove a dependency on a ConfigMap for upgrade checks

0.26.0 February 13, 2018

Changed

  • The authentication module is deprecated in favor of the AuthService resource type.
  • Support redirecting cleartext connections on port 80 to HTTPS on port 443
  • Streamline end-to-end tests and, hopefully, allow them to work well without Kubernaut
  • Clean up some documentation (thanks @lavoiedn!)

0.25.0 February 06, 2018

(Note that 0.24.0 was an internal release.)

Changed

  • CORS support (thanks @alexgervais!)
  • Updated docs for
    • GKE
    • Ambassador + Istio
    • Ordering of Mappings
    • Prometheus with Ambassador
  • Support multiple external authentication service instances, so that canarying extauth services is possible
  • Correctly support timeout_ms in a Mapping
  • Various build tweaks and end-to-end test speedups

0.23.0 January 17, 2018

Changed

  • Clean up build docs (thanks @alexgervais!)
  • Support add_request_headers for, uh, adding requests headers (thanks @alexgervais!)
  • Make end-to-end tests and Travis build process a bit more robust
  • Pin to Kubernaut 0.1.39
  • Document the use of the develop branch
  • Don't default to imagePullAlways
  • Switch to Alpine base with a stripped Envoy image

0.22.0 January 17, 2018

Changed

  • Switched to using quay.io rather than DockerHub. If you are not using Datawire's published Kubernetes manifests, you will have to update your manifests!
  • Switched to building over Alpine rather than Ubuntu. (We're still using an unstripped Envoy; that'll change soon.)
  • Switched to a proper production configuration for the statsd pod, so that it hopefully chews up less memory.
  • Make sure that Ambassador won't generate cluster names that are too long for Envoy.
  • Fix a bug where Ambassador could crash if there were too many egregious errors in its configuration.

0.21.1 January 11, 2018

Changed

  • Ambassador will no longer generate cluster names that exceed Envoy's 60-character limit.

0.21.0 January 03, 2018

Changed

  • If AMBASSADOR_SINGLE_NAMESPACE is present in the environment, Ambassador will only look for services in its own namespace.
  • Ambassador Mapping objects now correctly support host_redirect, path_redirect, host_rewrite, auto_host_rewrite, case_sensitive, use_websocket, timeout_ms, and priority.

0.20.1 December 22, 2017

Changed

  • If Ambassador finds an empty YAML document, it will now ignore it rather than raising an exception.
  • Includes the namespace of a service from an annotation in the name of its generated YAML file.
  • Always process inputs in the same order from run to run.

0.20.0 December 18, 2017

Changed

  • Switch to Envoy 1.5 under the hood.
  • Refocus the diagnostic service to better reflect what's actually visible when you're working at Ambassador's level.
  • Allow the diagnostic service to display, and change, the Envoy log level.

0.19.2 December 12, 2017

Changed

  • Arrange for logs from the subsystem that watches for Kubernetes service changes (kubewatch) to have timestamps and such.
  • Only do new-version checks every four hours.

0.19.1 December 04, 2017

Changed

  • Allow the diag service to look good (well, OK, not too horrible anyway) when Ambassador is running with TLS termination.
  • Show clusters on the overview page again.
  • The diag service now shows you the "health" of a cluster by computing it from the number of requests to a given service that didn't involve a 5xx status code, rather than just forwarding Envoy's stat, since we don't configure Envoy's stat in a meaningful way yet.
  • Make sure that the tests correctly reported failures (sigh).
  • Allow updating out-of-date diagnostic reports without requiring multiple test runs.

0.19.0 November 30, 2017

Changed

  • Ambassador can now use HTTPS upstream services: just use a service that starts with https:// to enable it.
    • By default, Ambassador will not offer a certificate when using HTTPS to connect to a service, but it is possible to configure certificates. Please contact us on Slack if you need to do this.
  • HTTP access logs appear in the normal Kubernetes logs for Ambassador.
  • It’s now possible to tell ambassador config to read Kubernetes manifests from the filesystem and build a configuration from the annotations in them (use the --k8s switch).
  • Documentation on using Ambassador with Istio now reflects Ambassador 0.19.0 and Istio 0.2.12.

0.18.2 November 28, 2017

Changed

  • The diagnostics service will now tell you when updates are available.

0.18.0 November 20, 2017

Changed

  • The Host header is no longer overwritten when Ambassador talks to an external auth service. It will now retain whatever value the client passes there.

Fixed

  • Checks for updates weren’t working, and they have been restored. At present you’ll only see them in the Kubernetes logs if you’re using annotations to configure Ambassador — they’ll start showing up in the diagnostics service in the next release or so.

0.17.0 November 14, 2017

Changed

  • Allow Mappings to require matches on HTTP headers and Host
  • Update tests, docs, and diagnostic service for header matching

Fixed

  • Published YAML resource files will no longer overwrite annotations on the Ambassador service when creating the Ambassador deployment

0.16.0 November 10, 2017

Changed

  • Support configuring Ambassador via annotations on Kubernetes services
  • No need for volume mounts! Ambassador can read configuration and TLS-certificate information directly from Kubernetes to simplify your Kubernetes YAML
  • Expose more configuration elements for Envoy routes: host_redirect, path_redirect, host_rewrite, auto_host_rewrite, case_sensitive, use_websocket, timeout_ms, and priority get transparently copied

Fixed

  • Reenable support for gRPC

0.15.0 October 16, 2017

Changed

  • Allow docker run to start Ambassador with a simple default configuration for testing
  • Support host_rewrite in mappings to force the HTTP Host header value for services that need it
  • Support envoy_override in mappings for odd situations
  • Allow asking the diagnostic service for JSON output rather than HTML

0.14.2 October 12, 2017

Changed

  • Allow the diagnostic service to show configuration errors.

0.14.0 October 05, 2017

Changed

  • Have a diagnostic service!
  • Support cert_required in TLS config

0.13.0 September 25, 2017

Changed

  • Support using IP addresses for services.
  • Check for collisions, so that trying to e.g. map the same prefix twice will report an error.
  • Enable liveness and readiness probes, and have Kubernetes perform them by default.
  • Document the presence of the template-override escape hatch.

0.12.1 September 22, 2017

Changed

  • Notify (in the logs) if a new version of Ambassador is available.

0.12.0 September 21, 2017

Changed

  • Support for non-default Kubernetes namespaces.
  • Infrastructure for checking if a new version of Ambassador is available.

0.11.2 September 20, 2017

Changed

  • Better schema verification.

0.11.1 September 18, 2017

Changed

  • Do schema verification of input YAML files.

0.11.0 September 18, 2017

Changed

  • Declarative Ambassador! Configuration is now via YAML files rather than REST calls
  • The ambassador-store service is no longer needed.

0.10.14 September 15, 2017

Fixed

  • Update demo-qotm.yaml with the correct image tag.

0.10.13 September 05, 2017

Changed

  • Properly support proxying all methods to an external authentication service, with headers intact, rather than moving request headers into the body of an HTTP POST.

0.10.12 August 02, 2017

Changed

  • Make TLS work with standard K8s TLS secrets, and completely ditch push-cert and push-cacert.

Fixed

  • Move Ambassador out from behind Envoy, so that you can use Ambassador to fix things if you completely botch your Envoy config.
  • Let Ambassador keep running if Envoy totally chokes and dies, but make sure the pod dies if Ambassador loses access to its storage.

0.10.10 August 01, 2017

Fixed

  • Fix broken doc paths and simplify building as a developer. 0.10.8, 0.10.9, and 0.10.10 were all stops along the way to getting this done; hopefully we'll be able to reduce version churn from here on out.

0.10.7 July 25, 2017

Changed

  • More CI-build tweaks.

0.10.6 July 25, 2017

Changed

  • Fix automagic master build tagging

0.10.5 July 25, 2017

Changed

  • Many changes to the build process and versioning. In particular, CI no longer has to commit files.

0.10.1 July 03, 2017

Added

  • Changelog

0.10.0 June 30, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador supports GRPC services (and other HTTP/2-only services) using the GRPC module

Fixed

  • Minor typo in Ambassador's Dockerfile that break some versions of Docker

0.9.1 June 28, 2017

Changed

  • Made development a little easier by automating dev version numbers so that modified Docker images update in Kubernetes
  • Updated BUILDING.md

0.9.0 June 23, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador supports HTTP Basic Auth
  • Ambassador now has the concept of modules to enable and configure optional features such as auth
  • Ambassador now has the concept of consumers to represent end-users of mapped services
  • Ambassador supports auth via an external auth server

Basic auth is covered in Getting Started. Learn about modules and consumers and see an example of external auth in About Mappings, Modules, and Consumers.

Changed

  • State management (via Ambassador store) has been refactored
  • Switched to Ambassador-Envoy for the base Docker image

0.8.12 June 07, 2017

Added

  • Mappings can now be updated

0.8.11 May 24, 2017

Added

Fixed

  • Bug in mapping change detection
  • Release machinery issues

0.8.6 May 05, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador releases are now performed by Travis CI

0.8.2 May 04, 2017

Changed

  • Documentation updates

0.8.0 May 02, 2017

Added

Changed

  • Ambassador's admin interface is now on local port 8888 while mappings are available on port 80/443 depending on whether TLS is enabled
  • Multiple instances of Ambassador talking to the same Ambassador Store pod will pick up each other's changes automatically

0.7.0 May 01, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador can rewrite the request URL path prefix before forwarding the request to your service (covered in Getting Started)
  • Ambassador supports additional stats aggregators: Datadog, Grafana

Changed

  • Services are now known as mappings
  • Minikube is supported again

0.6.0 April 28, 2017

Removed

  • The Ambassador SDS has been removed; Ambassador routes to service names

0.5.2 April 26, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador includes a local statsd so that full stats from Envoy can be collected and pushed to a stats aggregator (Prometheus is supported)

Changed

  • It's easier to develop Ambassador thanks to improved build documentation and Makefile fixes

0.5.0 April 13, 2017

Added

  • Ambassador supports inbound TLS
  • YAML for a demo user service is now included

Changed

  • The geturl script supports Minikube and handles AWS better
  • Documentation and code cleanup

0.4.0 April 07, 2017

Changed

  • Ambassador now reconfigures Envoy automatically once changes have settled for five seconds
  • Envoy stats and Ambassador stats are separate
  • Mappings no longer require specifying the port as it is not needed

Fixed

  • SDS does the right thing with unnamed ports

0.3.1 April 06, 2017

Added

  • Envoy stats accessible through Ambassador
  • Basic interpretation of cluster stats

Changed

  • Split up ambassador.py into multiple files
  • Switch to a debug build of Envoy

0.1.9 April 03, 2017

Changed

  • Ambassador configuration on /ambassador-config/ prefix rather than exposed on port 8001
  • Updated to current Envoy and pinned the Envoy version
  • Use Bumpversion for version management
  • Conditionalized Docker push

Fixed

  • Ambassador keeps running with an empty services list (part 2)

0.1.5 March 31, 2017

Fixed

  • Ambassador SDS correctly handles ports

0.1.4 March 31, 2017

Changed

  • Ambassador keeps running with an empty services list
  • Easier to run with Telepresence

0.1.3 March 31, 2017

Added

  • Initial Ambassador
  • Ambassador service discovery service
  • Documentation

Based on Keep a Changelog. Ambassador follows Semantic Versioning.