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PeopleFinder Quickstart

Overview#

This guide will take you through the process of creating your first policy and using it from a demo application called PeopleFinder, an application which allows its users to browse a corporate directory, edit their own information, and if they have the right permissions, edit department and title information for others.

At the end of the process, you will have the following:

  • A free Aserto account
  • A free tenant associated with the account
  • A connection to your Source Code Control provider (in our examples, GitHub), so Aserto can help you create Policy bundles from policies stored in a policy repository
  • An Authorizer API key, which allows your application to talk to the Aserto hosted authorizer
  • Our sample application, PeopleFinder, cloned to your GitHub account
  • Your own copy of the policy repository associated with that sample application, policy-peoplefinder-rbac, in your GitHub account
  • A running policy instance, attached to a version of the policy
  • A live version of PeopleFinder deployed to your Netlify account, which uses authorization policy that comes directly from your policy-peoplefinder policy repo
  • The Aserto CLI that allows you to manage the Aserto tenant and your local developer experience
  • A local developer experience (OneBox), which allows you to run a local copy of the authorizer in a docker container

Please allow about 30 minutes to have it all working end-to-end.