Programming language: Go
License: Apache License 2.0
Latest version: v0.11.0

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Pomerium is an identity and context-aware reverse proxy that brokers secure access to apps and services at scale. Pomerium provides a standardized interface to add access control to applications regardless of whether the application itself has authorization or authentication baked-in.

Pomerium can be used in situations where you'd typically reach for a VPN, but, unlike a VPN, does not require a client and uses identity and context, not network locality to determine access.

Pomerium can be used to:

  • provide a single-sign-on gateway to internal applications.
  • enforce dynamic access policy based on context, identity, and device identity.
  • aggregate access logs and telemetry data.
  • a VPN alternative.


For comprehensive docs, and tutorials see our documentation.

Integration Tests

To run the integration tests locally, first build a local development image:


Next go to the integration/clusters folder and pick a cluster, for example google-single, then use docker-compose to start the cluster. We use an environment variable to specify the dev docker image we built earlier:

cd integration/clusters/google-single
env POMERIUM_TAG=dev docker-compose up -V

Once that's up and running you can run the integration tests from another terminal:

go test -count=1 -v ./integration/...

If you need to make a change to the clusters themselves, there's a tpl folder that contains jsonnet files. Make a change and then rebuild the clusters by running:

go run ./integration/cmd/pomerium-integration-tests/ generate-configuration

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Pomerium README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.