Never Build Permissions Again: OPAL with Or Weis

Never Build Permissions Again: OPAL with Or Weis

"If you build something that is valuable and you communicate that value in a clear way where people are searching for that value, it will resonate with them and they'll interact with you."

OPAL is an open-source administration layer for Policy Engines such as Open Policy Agent (OPA). OPAL provides the necessary infrastructure to load policy and data into multiple policy engines, ensuring they have the information they need to make decisions. Today, we’re talking to Or Weis (@OrWeis), co-creator of OPAL and co-founder of Permit, the end-to-end authorization platform that envisions a world where developers never have to build permissions again. 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • History of Permit and OPAL

  • The benefits of an open-foundation model rather than open-core

  • RBAC vs ABAC vs ReBAC

  • Why developers would prefer to not have to deal with authorization

  • Or’s own podcast, Command+Shift+Left


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