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AuthZed Blog

Articles from the AuthZed team about SpiceDB, Fine Grained Authorization, Google Zanzibar, and engineering culture.

Defining Systems Lucidly

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Joey Schorr
July 14, 2021
Authzed's new configuration language
3 minutes

Zanzibar Implementations

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Sam Kim
July 6, 2021
Reviewing the current landscape of Zanzibar implementations.
1 minutes

ACL Filtering in Authzed

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Joey Schorr
June 23, 2021
How Authzed enables filtering of objects by subject
6 minutes

Maintaining a Stable Protobuf API

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Jimmy Zelinskie
June 15, 2021
How we're avoiding breaking users without compromising developer UX
3 minutes

We spent hours naming this blog post

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Jimmy Zelinskie
June 9, 2021
Why names matter regardless of how technically sophistocated a product is.
4 minutes

Joining a Startup During a Pandemic

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Sam Kim
May 26, 2021
My experience starting at Authzed during the pandemic.
5 minutes

The Six Month Profile Page

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Jimmy Zelinskie
May 18, 2021
A story of how a seemingly simple feature can lead down a permissions rabbit-hole.
4 minutes

What is Google Zanzibar?

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Jake Moshenko
May 12, 2021
Understanding the Google Zanzibar paper.
11 minutes

Show() && Tell()

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Joey Schorr
May 5, 2021
Building the animated code example
12 minutes

We've Been Funded!

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Jake Moshenko
April 21, 2021
Seed fundraising announcement.
1 minutes

Onboarding with an M1

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Sam Kim
April 7, 2021
My experience starting at Authzed and setting up an M1 MacBook Pro.
5 minutes

Check it out: How permissions are answered in SpiceDB and Authzed

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Joey Schorr
March 17, 2021
Walking the graph to resolve permissions answers
9 minutes

Okta Bought Auth0: What Does That Mean for Authzed?

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Jake Moshenko
March 10, 2021
The impact on Authzed of Okta buying Auth0.
3 minutes

Identity Is Not the Foundation of Permission Systems

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Jimmy Zelinskie
March 3, 2021
Authentication systems are insufficient for authorization.
6 minutes

Learning through play

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Joey Schorr
February 25, 2021
Building the Authzed Playground
14 minutes

New Enemies

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Jake Moshenko
February 17, 2021
Solving the new enemy problem.
8 minutes

Introducing Authzed

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Jake Moshenko
February 10, 2021
Our Journey to Permissions as a Service.
7 minutes