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OPEN TALK: Authorization for Cloud-Native Applications

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Tim Hinrichs
Styra, CTO

Tim Hinrichs is a co-founder of the Open Policy Agent project and CTO of Styra. Before that, he co-founded the OpenStack Congress project and was a software engineer at VMware. Tim spent the last 18 years developing declarative languages for different domains such as cloud computing, software-defined networking, configuration management, web security, and access-control. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008.

Application modernization requires a plethora of different kinds of technological decisions, one of which is authorization - how do you control which actions your users can take and under what conditions? Modern applications require solving that problem throughout your application: from the front-end, to the backend, to the database, and so on. In this chat, we will discuss best practices for using modern technologies like ServiceMesh and Open Policy Agent to implement authorization within your application.