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Facilitating Ownership in External Authorization

Facilitating Ownership in External Authorization

Combined Session
Thursday, June 06, 2024 11:20—11:40
Location: B 07-08

In a world where authorization is externalised, ownership often still relies with decentralised application teams to allow for organisational scalability. Autonomy of these teams is important so that they can move fast. Zalando has 2000+ inhouse applications owned by 100s of engineering teams who will use externalised authorization. Each of these teams will write their own authorization policies as code using Open Policy Agent.

This talk will share insights into how we started treating authorization artefacts similar to other application development artefacts. The focus will be on building blocks and safeguards that enable engineering teams to take authorization policies through the development life cycle.

Pushpalanka Mankotte Kankanamalage
Senior Software Engineer IAM
Pushpalanka is a software engineer with over a decade of experience in identity and access management. At WSO2, she worked on the Identity Server product and contributed to various customer...
Torsten Wunderlich
Principal Engineer
Zalando SE
Torsten is a principal engineer at Zalando focussing on fine-grained authorization and developer experience. With more than 15 years of experience as a software engineer and more than 8 years...
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