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Unpacking Authorization Approaches: Policy as Code Versus Traditional Business Needs

Unpacking Authorization Approaches: Policy as Code Versus Traditional Business Needs

Pre-conference Event
Tuesday, June 04, 2024 08:30—10:00
Location: A 05-06
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In the rapidly evolving landscape of software development and deployment, the prominence of microservices and Kubernetes, allied with the Policy as Code paradigm, has significantly influenced the direction of authorization strategies. This surge in popularity brings to the forefront a critical question for this workshop: Can the agile, scalable solutions offered by Policy as Code effectively meet the nuanced requirements of traditional business application authorization, or are we trying to fit a square peg into a round hole?

This question does not presume a one-size-fits-all answer but opens the floor to a robust debate on the compatibility and potential gaps between these modern authorization practices and the enduring needs of business applications. The workshop will explore whether the principles of Policy as Code, celebrated for their seamless integration with contemporary cloud-native technologies, can be adapted or extended to serve the distinct, often more static, requirements of enterprise applications.

By inviting diverse perspectives from industry experts and analysts, we aim to dissect the strengths and limitations of Policy as Code within the broader context of application authorization. This exploration will not only shed light on the current state of authorization strategies but also encourage a forward-looking dialogue on how organizations might navigate the divergence between cutting-edge and traditional authorization needs. Can a harmonious solution be engineered to bridge this divide, or do we need distinct approaches to cater to the different landscapes of microservices/Kubernetes and business applications?

Attendees will leave this workshop equipped with a deeper understanding of the ongoing debate, better positioned to evaluate the suitability of Policy as Code for their own organizational needs and the broader implications for the future of authorization strategies.

Alexandre Babeanu
Alex has been involved in Graphs and Graph databases for Identity and Access Management for almost 10 years. As a graph-certified and IAM-accredited consultant, he has implemented solutions for...
David Brossard
Chief Technology Officer
Axiomatics AB
In his role as CTO, David drives the technology vision and strategy for Axiomatics based on both identity and access management (IAM) market trends as well as customer feedback. He also leads the...
Yasin Garip
Yasin, holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from the University of Mannheim, began exploring Identity and Access Management (IAM) while working as a student at a leading payment...
Dr. Phillip Messerschmidt
Lead Advisor
Dr. Phillip Messerschmidt joined KuppingerCole in January 2021 as Advisor & Analyst. Prior to this, he worked for various management consultancies, primarily advising major banks on challenges...
Patrick Parker
Founder and CEO
Patrick Parker is the founder and CEO of EmpowerID, a company specializing in Identity and Access Management for over 20 years. He pioneered the unique use of Role and Attribute-Based Access...
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