Replace complicated authorization logic with a single call and allow product owners or security teams to manage access without touching code.
Define permissions as config outside of your application logic meaning no more code changes when requirements change
Cerbos is containerized, stateless and has a very low resource footprint: allowing it to be scaled horizontally to handle any kind of demanding workload.
Ensure policies are production ready using first class support for GitOps including a built-in testing framework and CI/CD integration.
Replace complicated, hardcoded permissions logic with a single API call. Easily adapt and scale your authorization logic without touching the core application.
Source code is freely available and you can harness the power of the community to get help, fix bugs and implement new features.
Connect Cerbos PDPs to Cerbos Hub for complete policy management, collaborative workflow and streamlined deployment.
Craft and manage authorization policies in a human-readable format. This simplifies policy creation and also facilitates easier audits by security teams.
Whether you prefer Cerbos as a sidecar, service, or function, its adaptability ensures seamless integration with your existing infrastructure.
Achieve precise control over resource access via RBAC and ABAC policy enhancing security and ensuring compliance.
Maintain full control over your authorization processes. You own where policies are stored, and deploy onto any platform, ensuring independence and portability.
Join an active community of Cerbos enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking assistance or looking to contribute, you're in good company.
Implement Cerbos using its API-first approach, taking advantage of low latency gRPC or REST APIs. Integrate Cerbos with software by utilizing SDKs for popular languages, or use a simple API.
Get productive quickly using integrations with all frameworks. Example implementations available for: Graphql, Prisma, SQLAlchemy, ExpressJS, NextJS, NestJS, Remix, SvelteKit, Nuxt, FAST API.
Use any identity provider to authenticate your users. Use Cerbos to enforce access controls. Cerbos natively supports JWT for integration with numerous authentication providers, such as: JWT, Auth0, Okta, and others.
Use the Cerbos Hub Playground to prototype policies right in your browser
"It's weird to say an outside company has our back, but Cerbos does. It's the people. It's their open-source code: it's high quality, you can read it, it does what it says on the tin"
"It's a good feeling being able to say yes to almost any permissioning requirement." "Cerbos is small, contained and easy to implement. It 100% delivers on the promise of abstracting away the complexity of decision making."
"We're not worried about scaling because we can easily increase our load on Cerbos. It will also be easy for us to change how we're distributing policies as we reach different points of scale."
"We went from one user - every role, to a world where there are many users - many roles. And the product, it relies on Cerbos to actually bring the value that we want to bring to customers. All of our customers are relying on Cerbos, by relying on the product, which is of course relying on Cerbos."
"Instead of thinking of how much time Cerbos has saved us, I think about how much time it didn't cost us. It didn't cost us any time. Cerbos just works. I don't have to think about it. It's as simple as that."
"One of our big considerations was speed. We have strict latency tolerances. When it comes to Cerbos - you can call it a hundred times during a request and it doesn't matter. It's incredibly fast."
"If it wasn't for Cerbos, one thing is for sure - we would've launched later than we did. As a result, we would have less customers. And the maintenance part is also very important. Our technical team would be dealing with daily stuff regarding access controls, access logs. Now, we don't have to spend any time on that."
"Cerbos policy writing is quite flexible, and deploying as a unit microservice as well. Cerbos "doesn't get in the way" once integrated, that's the best part."
"It is easy to implement and provides a solution for a problem that is often not properly addressed."
"Having the separation of the permissions from the code base just makes the code base more elegant. It makes the permissioning more elegant. It means they're centralized, so they're not tied to specific endpoints. And ultimately it means that different business owners have the ability to actually make updates."
"Just discovered your embedded testing framework. This is probably the best balance between hyperfocused functionality and embedded tooling I've ever seen in an open source project. Damn, good work!"
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