Oso Cloud Documentation

Oso Cloud is authorization as a service. It provides abstractions for building and iterating on authorization in your application – based on years of work with hundreds of engineering teams.

  • Model. Lay out who’s allowed to do what. Start with primitives for common patterns like multi-tenancy and RBAC. Express custom rules using Polar, our configuration language for authorization.

  • Store. Put your core authorization data, like roles and permissions, in Oso Cloud. Send any other data at request time as context.

  • Enforce. Make simple checks with a call to authorize(), or other APIs for filtering resources, listing a user's roles, or rendering your UI. Write custom queries for anything else.

  • Test, Monitor, and Debug. Write tests over your policies before you push them live. See logs of authorization checks in real time. Debug authorization decisions using Explain.

Authorization as a Service

Oso Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service. It handles:

  1. Availability (up to 99.99%)
  2. Latency (down to 10ms p99)
  3. Throughput (up to millions of requests per second)

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