Bring Your Own Identity: What Does It Mean for Authorization?

Published by James Konik on July 26, 2022
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This article is available first on The New Stack - read the full version here.

Authentication and authorization often go hand in hand, but increasingly, that’s not the case in modern software architectures. Authentication is where users prove their identity, while authorization defines what they can do inside the system - separating them allows you to take deeper control of both.

The recent trend of separating these two components - dubbed Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI) by Gartner - is gaining traction and comes with a number of benefits.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the opportunities that are created when authentication is handled for you and how to take advantage of them.

This article is available first on The New Stack - read the full version here.

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