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  • Airbnb Builds Himeji - a Scalable Centralized Authorization System

    Airbnb recently described how it built Himeji, a scalable centralized authorization system. Himeji stores permissions data and performs permission checks as a central source of truth. It uses a sharded and replicated in-memory cache to improve performance and lower latencies and has served checks in production for about a year.

  • Fine-Grained Authorization for Java Applications

    A fine-grained authorization system based on XACML specification can increase agility and control in addition to traditional role based access control method of authorizing users based on their roles. Subbu Devulapalli spoke at JavaOne 2010 Conference about standards and deployment models in user authorization. He also discussed best practices when implementing authorization in Java applications.