May 8, 2024

User Permissions at Scale with AuthZed's Jake Moshenko

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In this episode, Jake Moshenko, CEO and co-founder of AuthZed, joins the show to explore the world of user permissions at scale. Inspired by Google's Zanzibar, AuthZed aims to tackle the challenges of authorization - a less common focus compared to authentication in the tech industry.

Jake discusses the initial simplicity and subsequent complications in role-based permission models, where businesses often struggle as they scale and need more nuanced access controls. He explains the Zanzibar paper from Google and the technical challenges with implementing the approach successfully. He explains how AuthZed facilitates a flexible and maintainable permission system and how companies get started.

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