1 hr 3 min

Authorization as a Service (feat. Jake Moshenko‪)‬ Polyglot Software Development

    • Technology

Jake Moshenko⁠, CEO of ⁠AuthZed⁠, discusses the importance of permissioning databases and the challenges of implementing permissions at scale. He explains how AuthZed solves this problem by providing a common API for flexible and fine-grained authorization. The target market for AuthZed includes companies of all sizes that need to add complex permission workflows to their applications. Jake demonstrates how AuthZed can be integrated with backend systems, web applications, and mobile apps. He also explains the benefits of using AuthZed, such as increased security and improved product velocity. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the AuthZed schema language and how permissions and roles are defined in the system. Jake Moshenko introduces the concept of permissions and relations in the context of access control. He explains how permissions can be granted to users for specific actions on resources, and how relationships between users and objects are defined. Jake also discusses the flexibility of defining roles and the granularity of permissions. He demonstrates how permissions can be visualized and edited in a user interface, and highlights the benefits of using a startup solution for access control. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of leveraging existing tools and trusting innovative startups.
Takeaways
Permissions can be granted to users for specific actions on resources, such as read, write, and admin privileges.
Relations define the relationships between users and objects, allowing users to be readers, writers, or admins of a particular object.
Roles can be used to group multiple privileges or permissions together, providing a higher level of access.
Design time actions involve configuring the access control system, while runtime actions involve making API calls to enforce permissions.
When considering building or buying a solution, it is important to focus on core competencies and leverage existing tools and services.
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Background
01:04 The Problem of Permissions at Scale
05:25 Implementing Authorization for Different Client Types
06:46 Integration with Backend and Web Applications
10:24 Implementing Permissioning for Mobile Apps
14:25 Benefits of Using AuthZed for Permissioning
22:00 Granting Access to Resources with AuthZed API
25:11 Defining Permissions and Roles in AuthZed
30:42 Introduction to Permissions and Relations
31:11 Understanding Permissions and Roles
32:20 Decoupling Relationships and Actions
33:36 Granularity of Permissions
34:14 Grouping Privileges into Roles
36:01 Design Time and Runtime Actions
36:46 Visualizing and Editing Permissions
39:33 Trusting a Startup
53:36 Building vs. Buying Solutions
58:36 The Value of Innovation and Trust

Jake Moshenko⁠, CEO of ⁠AuthZed⁠, discusses the importance of permissioning databases and the challenges of implementing permissions at scale. He explains how AuthZed solves this problem by providing a common API for flexible and fine-grained authorization. The target market for AuthZed includes companies of all sizes that need to add complex permission workflows to their applications. Jake demonstrates how AuthZed can be integrated with backend systems, web applications, and mobile apps. He also explains the benefits of using AuthZed, such as increased security and improved product velocity. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the AuthZed schema language and how permissions and roles are defined in the system. Jake Moshenko introduces the concept of permissions and relations in the context of access control. He explains how permissions can be granted to users for specific actions on resources, and how relationships between users and objects are defined. Jake also discusses the flexibility of defining roles and the granularity of permissions. He demonstrates how permissions can be visualized and edited in a user interface, and highlights the benefits of using a startup solution for access control. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of leveraging existing tools and trusting innovative startups.
Takeaways
Permissions can be granted to users for specific actions on resources, such as read, write, and admin privileges.
Relations define the relationships between users and objects, allowing users to be readers, writers, or admins of a particular object.
Roles can be used to group multiple privileges or permissions together, providing a higher level of access.
Design time actions involve configuring the access control system, while runtime actions involve making API calls to enforce permissions.
When considering building or buying a solution, it is important to focus on core competencies and leverage existing tools and services.
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Background
01:04 The Problem of Permissions at Scale
05:25 Implementing Authorization for Different Client Types
06:46 Integration with Backend and Web Applications
10:24 Implementing Permissioning for Mobile Apps
14:25 Benefits of Using AuthZed for Permissioning
22:00 Granting Access to Resources with AuthZed API
25:11 Defining Permissions and Roles in AuthZed
30:42 Introduction to Permissions and Relations
31:11 Understanding Permissions and Roles
32:20 Decoupling Relationships and Actions
33:36 Granularity of Permissions
34:14 Grouping Privileges into Roles
36:01 Design Time and Runtime Actions
36:46 Visualizing and Editing Permissions
39:33 Trusting a Startup
53:36 Building vs. Buying Solutions
58:36 The Value of Innovation and Trust

1 hr 3 min

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