Identity Heroes Podcast

Identity Heroes - Atul Tulshibagwale (CTO of SGNL)

March 02, 2024 Aldo Pietropaolo & Brad Tumy Season 1 Episode 1
Identity Heroes Podcast
Identity Heroes - Atul Tulshibagwale (CTO of SGNL)
Show Notes

Summary

In this episode, Aldo and Brad interview Atul Tulshibagwale, CTO of SGNL, about the evolution of SAML and the challenges of authorization in the identity industry. Atul explains how SAML started as a solution for authentication and later expanded to include coarse-grained authorization. He discusses the limitations of role-based access control and the need for a common standard in authorization. Atul introduces CAEP (Continuous Access Evaluation Profile) and explains how it enables real-time session communication and dynamic authorization. He also discusses the industry's adoption of CAEP and the future of authorization in the identity space.

About the featured Identity Hero

Atul is the CTO of SGNL, a company backed by Microsoft and Cisco and founded by ex-Googlers that helps enterprises mitigate damage from identity breaches. Atul is a federated identity pioneer and the inventor of the Continuous Access Evaluation Protocol (CAEP). He was previously at Google, where his seminal blog post kicked off the industry-wide movement that culminated in the OpenID Foundation’s Shared Signals working group, which he co-chairs. Atul is also a Corporate Board Member of the OpenID Foundation. His leadership in developing and promoting SSF and CAEP, the critical zero-trust standards, has been influential in their widespread adoption. Apple, Okta, Cisco, and others have announced support for these standards. Previously, Atul was a co-founder and the CEO of Trustgenix, a federated identity pioneer that was acquired by HP. Trustgenix contributed to the development of federated identity standards such as SAML 2.0 and the Liberty Alliance Framework.

Reach Atul at cto@sgnl.ai
Atul's LinkedIn profile