Grokking System Design Fundamentals
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What is Authorization?

Authorization in software systems is like getting a specific wristband at a festival that allows you access to certain areas. It's about granting or denying permissions to do something after your identity is verified.

  • After Authentication: Authorization always comes after authentication. First, the system recognizes you (like the club knows who you are), and then it decides what you are allowed to do (like what areas of the club you can enter).

  • Roles and Permissions:

    • Roles: These are like different types of wristbands or badges




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