Tools at Your Disposal
Oso Cloud provides tools to help you complete your authorization development life cycle. Learn when to apply each tool and the resources that will help you get started from the sections below.
In Policy testing
Whenever you add new authorization logic, write a test for it. You can add test cases to any Polar policy and run them using the Oso Cloud CLI, or from the Policy page (opens in a new tab) in Oso Cloud Dashboard.
When you test your policy, you don't need to worry about adding facts, or calling authorization checks within your application code. This drastically simplifies the problem of isolating the logic you care about and making sure it works.
The Logs Page
The Logs page (opens in a new tab) helps you monitor authorization activity. The Logs page is where you'll go to track down authorization issues that are reported during use of your application. There, you'll see all the authorization checks made by your application over the last 24 hours. It provides the date and time of the query, the details of the query, and any context facts that were attached to the query.
- Learn how the Logs page is used to debug an unexpected result.
- Follow along and use the Logs page in the tutorial: Writing Your First Policy.
The Explain Page
The Explain page (opens in a new tab) helps you debug
allow authorization checks. Explain provides
information regarding the facts needed to support the authorization check and rules in your policy that get evaluated.
- Learn how the Explain page is used to debug an unexpected result.
- Follow along and use the Explain page in the tutorial: Writing Your First Policy.
Talk to an Oso Engineer
If you'd like to learn more about using Oso Cloud in your app or have any questions about this guide, connect with us on Slack. We're happy to help.