Privacera Manager (PM) is an installation framework for installing and updating Privacera Platform components. Privacera Manager provides a framework, process, installation components, configuration scripts, and property files for deploying, installing, and managing the deployment of all other Privacera components to target environments. Working within the Privacera Manager framework, you identify Privacera Platform components to be installed, configure those components by editing the properties, and then invoking Privacera Manager.
In addition to the 'core' functions: Access Management, Discovery, and Encryption, there are integration options for data repository systems, authentication integration options (AD/LDAP), optional SSO, security options, and audit logging options. Privacera Manager provides individual configuration files to support each of these options.
The general process for using Privacera Manager is similar for deployments on all Cloud Providers and Native Clouds. Some of the steps are adjusted for each based on the Cloud providers native capabilites and services. The first step is to let Privacera Manager know the Cloud platform it is operating in.
Privacera Manager itself is deployed using Docker with Docker Compose. Once Privacera Manager is in place, it then runs and deploys Privacera Platform components either as Docker containers or within a Kubernetes cluster, so the second step is to select a preferred deployment. The choice will depend on your deployment objectives, target cloud platform and data repository types, and specific Privacera components. After selecting your cloud platform, the second step is to select a deployment:
- Docker/Docker Compose will be the right choice for 'single-node' configurations. A single-node, Docker deployed Privacera Platform uses fewer resources, but may not scale as well. This is ideal for PoC and not recommended for production.
- A Kubernetes deployed Privacera Platform may use more resources but will scale, taking advantage of Kubernetes' ability to expand and add computation, memory, and storage resources, as needed.
PM UI and PM CLI#
Privacera Manager can be run in CLI or UI mode. The UI mode provides a visual interface with point and click experience. The CLI mode provides more fine grain control and is ideal for automation using CI/CD. Both of them use the same Docker image, except PM UI is an alway running Docker container.