Next Generation Authorisation – a developers guide to Cedar

Ricardo Sueiras (~094459)




Authorization is one of the foundational needs when building your applications and services. Making sure you are able to correctly and reliably grant or deny access to your application resources is critical. Yet this is still one of the hardest things we have to do as developers. In this session I am going to cover a new open source project called Cedar that helps you solve this problem and build next generation authorization into your applications. Developed with automated reasoning and differential testing, I am going to provide a quick overview of Cedar, and then showing you with a simple demo how you can begin to use Cedar to help you simplify authorisation for your applications.


This session is aimed at Python developers. The live coding/demo will be using Flask.

Speaker Info:

I am principal in open source and have spent over 30 years working in technology. I work with builders, technology leaders and enterprise executives to help them understand how new technology can transform their businesses. Ricardo is passionate about cloud, innovation and open source and is excited about how cloud accelerates and amplifies customers’ ability to innovate.

Section: Python in Web and Applications
Type: Talk
Target Audience: Intermediate
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