How to Deploy Open Policy Agent at Scale Across the Entire Cloud-Native Stack


Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 4:00pm CEST, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT
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In this webinar you will learn:

  • What’s driving the current trend to cloud-native applications.
  • What we can expect as organizations increasingly adopt cloud-native solutions.
  • The need for central authorization policy governance and lifecycle.
  • The benefits afforded by Open Policy Agent.
  • How to effectively manage policy administration for a large environment.
  • How to ensure governance over an organization’s access control requirements.
  • The role of IAM professionals in delivering a robust, scalable, and secure policy life cycle.

How to Deploy Open Policy Agent at Scale Across the Entire Cloud-Native Stack

As companies shift to cloud-native applications, the complexity of a microservices framework can be daunting. When applications are built in a cloud-native stack, authorization is also infinitely more complex. Crucially, Open Policy Agent (OPA) decouples policy from code, enabling the release, analysis, and review of policies without impacting availability or performance.

Join experts from KuppingerCole and OPA creator/maintainer, Styra, as they discuss how OPA provides a defined way to instantiate policy-based access control (PBAC). They will also look at the direction of the cloud-native environment, discuss how best to manage authorization in large environments with lots of services, and share current case studies.  

Speakers Contribution

Graham Williamson, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole will introduce the topic of accommodating cloud-based applications in an access management infrastructure. He will also address the importance of a scalable authorization service and support for operational business units and corporate governance and DevOps teams.

Styra’s Jeff Broberg, Director, Product Management, and Gustaf Kaijser, Head of Sales, EMEA, will present on the Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) and how it fulfills the requirements for a robust policy management solution for cloud native deployment. They will also advise on how the solution provides visibility and governance over a complex authorization environment.


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