With microservices development, authorization & authentication does not come easily. Developers need a centralized strategy for authentication & authorization. However, since an application based on microservices is distributed in nature, often a sturdy and centralized authentication and authorization strategy are difficult to achieve.
This is where the Open Policy Agent (OPA) comes into play. It is an open-source, lightweight, independent policy engine that helps enforce versatile, organization-wide policies. OPA enables better, fine-grained policies as compared to the more widely known RBAC.
The OPA gives you a unified solution for policies across your cloud-native stack. Apart from Microservices, it lets you implement policies in Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, API gateways, and more.
In this webinar video, you will explore HTTP Authorization using OPA along with service mesh and how it aids inter-service communication.
We also recommended reading this blog, "Deploy a Microservice into Istio service mesh".
See you at our next webinar. Stay Tuned!
Lokesh Aggarwal is a Software Consultant at Knoldus Software LLP, having experience of more than 1 year. He has done B.Tech from MSIT and has a decent knowledge of Java, Apigee, Spring boot, OPA. His hobbies include gaming, watching series.