OPA 101:
The Starter’s Guide to Open Policy Agent

Using Policy as Code for Superior Authorization

With the rising importance of security and policy-based control in modern applications, Open Policy Agent (OPA) has become the standard of choice for hundreds of organizations across every industry. In this guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of cloud-native authorization and the critical role that OPA and policy as code have in securing modern applications and infrastructure. In addition, you’ll learn:

  • How OPA enables fine-grained control with policy as code across the cloud-native ecosystem
  • The basics of an OPA deployment and key OPA use cases, including sample architectures and popular OPA policies, for:
    • Applications: microservices and API gateways
    • Cloud infrastructure: Kubernetes and Terraform
  • How to get started with OPA and policy as code and key resources to start your journey

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