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Taking the pain out of authorization and user permissions

Published by Cate Lawrence on May 10, 2023

The full article is available on Tech.eu - read it here.

If you're looking for developer solutions, the best come from teams who saw a need for better software that could create their own pain points but also drive commercial business value.  

Take authorisation and user permissions. Emre Baran was the CTO of Qubit, where he worked with Charith Ellawala. Their team experienced the arduous frustrations of continuously rewriting their authorisation code. Baran recalled:

“We had to build this authorisation layer multiple times, sometimes very simply, sometimes very complex. And it's one of those things that you're asking yourself, why are we still building this?"

Qubit was acquired in 2021 by Coveo. Baran had a strong entrepreneurial background, having founded and sold Turkey's largest social network Yonja.com, in the early 2000s.  

So the duo built a prototype, tested it on about 250 startups and enterprises, which included user interviews, and decided to turn their solution into a full-time company. 

Startup Cerbos was born in 2021. I spoke to Emre Baran, CEO and co-founder at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, to learn more. 

The full article is available on Tech.eu - read it here.


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