Authorization Data Basics

Whenever you add rules to your authorization policy, you’ll need to support them with facts (Oso Cloud's data model). Policies are only effective if they have data to enforce. Simply put, you must tell Oso Cloud some concrete facts about who and what exists in your application. Oso Cloud then uses that information, along with your policy, to make authorization decisions.

In this section we will:

  • Revisit some of the authorization patterns discussed in Application Modeling Basics
  • Describe the process for writing facts for your authorization rules
  • Review the ways facts are uploaded to Oso Cloud

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