Decoupling Authorization: Cerbos with Emre Baran

Decoupling Authorization: Cerbos with Emre Baran

"We're actually building this for developers. This product belongs to them, this product has nothing to hide."

Emre Baran (@emre) is the CEO and co-founder of Cerbos, the open-source authorization layer for implementing roles and permissions. Cerbos allows developers to decouple authorization logic from core code into its own centrally distributed component. Easier said than done, perhaps - but Cerbos is secure, intentionally simple to implement, and developer-focused.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between authentication and authorization

  • Why Cerbos is language-agnostic

  • Authorization patterns in a single application versus a larger network

  • The reason most devs start out trying to do authorization themselves, and sometimes give up

  • How the upcoming Cerbos Cloud will empower less technical users to deploy and manage policies and logs


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