Add Zero Trust Network Access to a VPC Load Balancer

I have been looking at how you can add zero trust network access to a VPC. Seems like doing this through a VPC Load Balancer would be the right path, but I don’t see any way to do this. Has this been done before? Has this been asked for?

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Bobby Iliev
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June 19, 2023

Hi there,

The DigitalOcean managed Load balancers are layer 4 load balancers, meaning that the zero trust network access might be beyond the capabilities of those load balancers.

There are a few other things that you could consider to secure your setup in general:

  • As you’ve already mentioned, use DigitalOcean’s VPC to isolate your resources along with a VPC gateway:

  • Review some of the other VPC best practices here:

  • Configure DigitalOcean’s Cloud Firewalls to strictly manage access:

I could also suggest the following tutorial on a few other recommended security measures to protect your servers:

You can also use a self-managed load balancer like HAProxy where you will have full control.

Another thing that you could consider is a service like NetFoundry which there is a 1-Click installation option for:

Hope that this helps!



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