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From Aaron Markham <>
Subject Re: Introduction of restricted slaves and jobs
Date Fri, 25 May 2018 13:31:41 GMT
Thanks Marco, this is a welcome improvement.

On Fri, May 25, 2018, 05:56 Marco de Abreu <>

> Hello MXNet community,
> I'd like to announce the launch of restricted slaves and jobs for our CI
> system.
> The purpose of this feature is to allow separating slaves that execute
> arbitrary code from verified code like on our version-branches and the
> master. This step is necessary in order to increase the security of
> produced artefacts.
> Until now, the generation of user-facing artefacts like our website was run
> on the same instances as unverified code from Pull Requests. This could
> potentially have been abused to deploy a virus on our slaves (although they
> are recycled very frequently through the auto scaling system) that alters
> the artefact generation processes and attaches malicious code to it.
> In order to mitigate this attack vector, we're introducing restricted
> slaves and jobs. From now on, any user-facing output like nightly builds or
> the website, will have to be generated on slaves that are only executing
> code that has been verified by our committers by merging the changes into
> one of our branches.
> I'd like to invite everybody to review the documentation at
> .
> Considering this is a security feature, I'd especially love to hear
> critical input or any ideas that would allow to poke holes into my
> solution.
> Best regards,
> Marco

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